Black Box Showcases Secure Government IT Solutions at FOSE 2011 Including Security Patch Cables, WAN Encryption Device, and Secure KVM Switch

Live Demonstrations to be Held at Booth #601 During the Three-Day Conference

Pittsburgh, PA, July 20, 2011 --( Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications, data infrastructure, and product solutions, announced today it will be showcasing several of its data security products at the Federal Office Systems Exposition (FOSE) 2011 Conference, the leading gathering for government information technology professionals.

Black Box will demonstrate several security-related products at Booth #601 at the 2011 FOSE Conference, including the LockPORT™ Security Patch Cables, EncrypTight™, and ServSwitch™ Secure KVM Switches with USB. The 2011 conference will be held July 19-21 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

LockPORT Security Patch Cables offer an extra layer of security for CAT5e and CAT6 cable connections. Three types are available, including key locking cables, secure locking cables, and key/secure locking cables. The key locking cables require a special key removal tool to disengage the cable from the port, providing an extra layer of physical security. The secure locking cables prevent accidental disconnections or cable loosening, which are both common causes of system interruptions and downtime. To learn more, visit

EncrypTight is a WAN encryption device that works without the need for IPsec VPN tunnels which are difficult to set up and maintain. Able to work on the internet or private WANs, the device does not slow network performance. Built with AES 256-bit encryption, the appliance helps agencies comply with HIPAA, HITECH, PCI, and other data protection standards. To learn more, visit

ServSwitch Secure KVM Switches are a military-grade KVM switches that eliminate crosstalk and, through an array of safeguards, enable users to safely access servers between secure and non-secure networks. The device features 80 dB of isolation and prevents port-to-port crosstalk. Tamper-evident tape is coupled with a feature that renders the device unusable if the casing is opened. A validation function check enables users to ensure factory condition via a key that is sent under separate cover to the device’s LED indicators. To learn more, visit

“We are thrilled to once again be a part of FOSE, a government-focused conference where we can share information with 10,000 of the brightest minds in IT,” said Brian Kutchma, VP of sales and marketing for Black Box. “Our innovative government-grade solutions provide the very best in security for critical data. We provide government IT professionals with a complete suite of tools that can be integrated together to combat the most sophisticated hacking or snooping efforts.”

The 2011 FOSE Conference and Exposition is the largest and most comprehensive government information technology event in the country. It brings together more than 10,000 senior-level IT decision makers from federal, state, local, and international government converging to learn, network, share experiences, and evaluate solutions from over 400 industry partners. The event is produced by 1105 Government Information Group, the leading provider of integrated information and media for the government information technology market. For more information, visit

For more information about Black Box’s government market products, visit

About Black Box
Black Box is a leading technology product solutions provider that helps customers build, manage, optimize, and secure their networks. The company is a single source for cabling, cabinets and racks, data comm, digital signage, infrastructure, KVM switching, networking, security, wireless, and more. Black Box is ISO 9001 certified and has received numerous industry recognitions, including the following awards: Info Security Products Global Excellence, CRN Tech Innovator, TMC Communications Solutions Product of the Year, Network Products Guide Reader Trust, Network Products Guide Product Innovation, Five Star ratings from SC Magazine, and a Cabling Business Magazine Award of Excellence. Black Box provides its customers with free, 24/7 pre- and post-sales technical support.

Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks, and LockPORT™, EncrypTight™, and ServSwitch™ are trademarks, of BB Technologies, Inc. Any third-party trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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