Company Contact:
Monika Baumann
Global Technology Associates, Inc.
(407) 380-0220
mbaumann@gta.com

For Immediate Release

GNAT Box System Out Performs Peers
Performance Tests Results Show GNAT Box to be a Powerful Performer

Orlando, Florida -- As part of a recently published trade magazine article ("Firewalls: Don't Get Burned" Data Communications, March 21, 1997), firewall stress tests results show that the GNAT Box out performs many firewalls costing thousands of dollars more. The Data Communications article, however, fails to mention this most obvious point. Read "The Story Behind the Story - What Data Communications Didn't Tell You," for more information.

NSTL's "Firewall Stress Test" reveals GNAT Box's powerful performance; click here for NSTL graphic results.

Hold on to your hat when you click here, because this price/performance chart will blow you away.

Firewall Stress Test Results*

Firewall
16 Virtual Clients
32 Virtual Clients
48 Virtual Clients
64 Virtual Clients
 System CPU
 RAM
GNAT Box 22,871 31,390 35,948 29,479 Pentium 166  16 MB
Borderware Firewall 4,003 3,802 3,610 2,454 Pentium 100  32 MB
Cycon Labyrinth 42,957 38,420 29,284 16,696  Pentium 166  64 MB
IBM SNG 27,035  29,753  30,526  22,886 RS/600  256 MB
Milkyway Black Hole 6,960 7,988 8,745 6,334  SPARC 20/150 64 MB
NEC PrivateNet 3,913 4,192 4,036 1,910 Pentium ??  16 MB
Network-1 Firewall/Plus 5,143  4,887  4,613  3,630 Alpha 275   64 MB
Raptor EagleNT 15,152  14,796 16,118 11,560 Pentium 200  256 MB
Sidewinder Security  7,327  8,987  10,348  ** Pentium 100  64 MB
Seattle Software WatchGuard ***  5,436  4,714  2,204  3,858.  ???? 16 MB
Technologic Interceptor  4,457  4,416  7,779  7,691 Pentium 120  16 MB
TIS Guantlet 10,855  10,976  10,950  3,166  Pentium 200  128 MB
Ukiah Netroad  16,282  16,660  16,599 12,690  Pentium ??  32 MB

Notes:

Performance values are in Kbits/sec. The virtual clients generate thousands of concurrent sessions.

* Not all tested systems listed
** Could not complete this test
*** List by Data Communications as a TOP performer !!! Why?

About Global Technology Associates, Inc.

Global Technology Associates, Inc. is the developer and supplier of IP network security systems that protect an organization's computing resources both on the Internet and internal intranets. GTA's products for IP network security include the GFX Internet Firewall System and GNAT Box firewall software. GTA has distributors located in Japan, United Kingdom, Eastern Europe, Korea, Australia, South Africa . GTA's customers include those in the banking and insurance industry, healthcare, education, scientific research and ISPs worldwide. GTA is a privately held US corporation founded in 1992 with headquarters in Orlando, Florida. Contact GTA at +1.407.380.0220 , email info@gta.com, or on the web http://www.gta.com.

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