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Black Box To Demonstrate Security Solutions At RSA

Products family of Veri-NAC network access control appliances
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA — Black Box announced today that it's demonstrating its award-winning security solutions at the RSA Conference on March 1"5, 2010. Black Box offers a full range of robust security products including Veri-NAC network access control, Optinet Internet threat protection and bandwidth optimization, Intelli-Pass biometric access control, FireTunnel VPN firewalls, AlertWerks environmental monitoring, LongSpan secure, long-distance wireless Ethernet, and iCOMPEL emergency messaging.

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. If Veri-NAC detects an untrusted asset, it responds instantly to shut off network access for that device—protecting your network while keeping your trusted devices securely on-line.

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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.

Optinet provides unparalleled dashboard- and granular-level visibility into your Internet gateway traffic. When slowdowns occur, it enables you to instantly understand what's bogging down your connection by displaying information such as what kind of traffic is causing the slowdown (Web pages, peer-to-peer, FTP), where it's coming from (ESPN, FaceBook,, and which individual or department requested it. You can use this information to block traffic, allow traffic, or even "shape" the pipe to fix the problem and avoid future problems. If your organization has applications hosted elsewhere, you can flag those applications, and prioritize packets associated with them. If general Web surfing and social networking traffic is threatening to disrupt your VoIP traffic or connection, Optinet can automatically throttle the offending data stream to provide consistent bandwidth for mission-critical traffic.

Additionally, Optinet provides dynamic multilayer content filtering. Give users access to the content they need with real-time URL categorization, URL database matching, URL keyword search, and even deep HTML inspection.

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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.

A unique two-part architecture makes Intelli-Pass the ultimate in secure access control. The reader and controller units are separate, so there are no network connections in the reader unit exposed to the outside. Proprietary encryption protects communication streams from sniffing and spoofing, further enhancing security.

Intelli-Pass is ideal for any access control application, including information systems departments; storage facilities containing chemicals and supplies; government offices and buildings; high-tech, biomedical, and R&D labs in government or university settings; and military and defense-related installations.

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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 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 194 offices throughout the world. In addition, Black Box provides more than 118,000 products including iCOMPEL and FireTunnel via its award-winning catalog and Web site. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at

Black Box' and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks, and Veri-NAC, Optinet, Intelli-Pass, FireTunnel, AlertWerks, LongSpan and iCOMPEL 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.