Monday, April 05, 2010

Black Box Publishes its IT Professional Buying & Resource Guide

Focuses on Top Tech Initiatives and Solutions to Address Today’s Most Important Networking Challenges

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, April 5, 2010 — Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications , data infrastructure , and product solutions announced today that it has released its 144-page IT Professional Buying & Resource Guide. Focusing on 2010’s top technology initiatives, the Guide shows professionals how to increase network efficiency, prevent network breaches, reduce IT power consumption, maximize ROI, and more.

The IT Professional Buying & Resource Guide is filled with special features and information such as detailed Buyer’s Guides, Black Box Explains® tutorials, Pro Tips, and diagrams. It also includes a Resources section that covers topics including cabling, connectivity, and networking using illustrations and tables.

“We looked at which technology initiatives IT professionals rated as most important this year and then identified Black Box solutions that can help them reach their goals and solve their problems,” said Brian Kutchma, Black Box Director of Marketing. “From security to high-density data centers to green IT, this guide has hundreds of solutions for professionals who want to stay ahead of the game—including a focus on ROI considerations.”

The guide also features a number of recent award-winning technology solutions including Veri-NAC™, Optinet™, and Intelli-Pass™.

Veri-NAC—declared by SC Magazine to be one of the 20 most influential security products of the last two decades—is a family of network access control (NAC) appliances from Black Box that ensures that only authorized devices gain access to your network. It also screens for vulnerabilities in computers connected to your network, returning mobile users, wireless devices, and new devices.

Optinet from Black Box scans, identifies, and controls Internet traffic, and provides advanced content filtering, reporting, application prioritization, bandwidth management, and threat protection. This Layer 7, deep-packet inspection device optimizes Internet use for your organization.

Intelli-Pass biometric access control is a fingerprint identification system that features a unique two-part architecture, reader-to-controller signal encryption, and anti-tamper circuitry for superior security. Its highly reliable, accurate multistage fingerprint verification can even look for “life” in a fingerprint and rejects pictures of or silicon imprints of a finger.

Other cutting-edge solutions include the F3X Fiber Fault Finder Gun that enables users to point and shoot to detect leaks, breaks, and bends in fiber cable, even in aerial lines; SpaceGAIN cables that reduce cabling space, management, and costs; an extensive selection of AV extension and distribution products that take your video and audio where they need to go; and network security solutions that are affordable and easy to implement, and really work.

IT professionals can request a catalog at http://www.blackbox.com/go/GetITBuyingGuide or by calling 724-746-5500.

Black Box performed live demonstrations of its award-winning network and security solutions at FOSE on March 23-25, 2010. FOSE is the largest federal government information technology trade show in the United States.

About Black Box

Black Box is the world’s largest technical services company dedicated to designing, building, and maintaining today’s complicated data and voice infrastructure systems. Black Box services more than 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 194 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at http://www.blackbox.com.

Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks, and Veri-NAC™, Optinet™, and Intelli-Pass™ are trademarks, of BB Technologies, Inc. Any third-party trademarks appearing in this press release are acknowledged to be the property of their respective owners.

Contact: Black Box Corporation
Gary Doyle
Director – Investor Relations
Phone: 724-873-6788
E-mail: investors@blackbox.com

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