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Black Box’s Intelli-Pass Biometric Access Control awarded five stars by SC Magazine.

Intelli-Pass earns top security rating

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA - February 25, 2010 _ Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications, data infrastructure, and product solutions, is proud to announce that Intelli-Pass™, its biometric access control system, has been awarded a five-star rating by SC Magazine.

Intelli-Pass Biometric Access Control is a fingerprint identification system that uses highly reliable, accurate multistage fingerprint verification, proving irrefutable confirmation of a person’s identity when someone enters a protected area. The system features a unique two-part architecture, proprietary signal encryption, and anti-tamper circuitry for superior security. It also offers extensive management options for controlling multiple doors and logging access and is available in an optional networked version.

SC Magazine says this about Intelli-Pass, "At a price of just under $2,250 for the standalone system, we find this tool to be a good value for the money. It provides integrated biometric physical security along with time-and-attendance management all in an easy-to-use system." The magazine also noted the extensive technical support offered by Black Box, "Black Box provides free phone and email technical support for the life of the product."

"We’re honored that SC Magazine awarded Intelli-Pass five stars," said Jim Schriver, Director of New Technologies for Black Box. "Because it’s designed to avoid security flaws found in many other systems, Intelli-Pass is a unique entry into the biometric access control market. Although the majority of sales has been to government installations, we’re seeing a lot of interest coming from commercial and industrial clients who wish to provide unattended security for sensitive equipment and other assets."

For more information on the Intelli-Pass product line and network security, including a downloadable product brochure, visit http://www.blackbox.com/go/Intelli-Pass.

Intelli-Pass is a part of Black Box’s growing family of IT and network security products, which also includes:

  • Optinet™ - A secure Web gateway that provides bandwidth shaping and content filtering, it enables control of Internet traffic, giving IT managers the ability to set appropriate policies and restrictions, and automatically enforce those policies.
  • Veri-NAC™ - One-box vulnerability management and network access control prevents network breaches from unauthorized network connections and out-of compliance devices.
  • AlertWerks™ II - Environmental monitoring to guard mission-critical IT equipment against physical threats like water, fire, and temperature extremes, plus it has optional video surveillance capabilities.
Additionally, Black Box offers a complete line of networking solutions plus cabinets and racks, digital signage and multimedia, cables, security, and more. All products are backed by free, live, 24/7 Tech Support, which customers can reach at 724-746-5500 or at blackbox.com.

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 Intelli-Pass™, Optinet™, Veri-NAC™, and AlertWerks 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