Company Contact:
Jack Norell
Global Technology Associates, Inc.
(407) 380-0220

For Immediate Release

Global Technology Associates, Inc. Announces Agreement with SurfControl, Plc
High Power Firewall with Strong Internet Content Filtering

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 15, 2001-- Global Technology Associates, Inc. (GTA), a worldwide leader in cost-effective network security solutions, has announced a partnership with SurfControl, Plc. Through this partnership the proven technologies of the GNAT Box firewall system and SurfControl's filtering software is now available in a single, secure, remotely managed system.

"We are very pleased that GTA have chosen to incorporate our technology into their product set enabling GTA customers easily to implement a comprehensive and effective Internet access control policy. The agreement will further expand our market presence via GTA's global customer base and enhance GTA's product offering,'' Nick Outteridge, Director, O.E.M. Technology Partnerships, SurfControl, commented.

Under the terms of the agreement GTA will incorporate SurfControl's filtering software into its Firewall/Virtual Private Network (VPN) product range giving its customers access to SurfControl's CyberNOT control list. The inclusion of the CyberNOT control list in GTA's Firewall/VPN solutions allow a network manager to restrict access to inappropriate sites contained on the list. The GNAT Box Firewall system software features access control through the use of both time based and address based object groups. These access control features combined with a subscription to the SurfControl's filtering software technology allow the administrator peace of mind that their acceptable usage policies remain intact.

"The new access control option using the CyberNOT list in our firewall products is an ideal solution for situation where content filtering is crucial, such as K-12 education or public libraries. At the same time, the solution provides the functionality needed by small to medium sized organizations for a cost effective method of controlling employee access to questionable web sites,'' said Paul Emerson, President of Global Technology Associates, Inc.

Emerson went on to say, "The relationship with SurfControl is an ideal match and further expands our GNAT Box Security Team with a valued new member. By subscribing to the annual CyberNOT license through GTA - the client can be rest assured that their acceptable usage policy for web surfing remains intact.

GTA's global presence through our Partner channel means that only a globally researched list will satisfy our customer base, the CyberNOT list fits that requirement given that it is constantly researched in 8 languages."

About SurfControl - The Internet Filtering Company

SurfControl plc (EASDAQ:SRFC) (London:SRF), is a world leader in Responsible Internet Usage offering a complete line of Internet filtering solutions for use in the home, education and by corporates. SurfControl employs over 300 people worldwide and has offices in the USA in California and Massachusetts; in the UK in Manchester and London; in Rotterdam, Holland; Vienna, Austria; Frankfurt, Germany and Sydney, Australia.

About Global Technology Associates, Inc.

Global Technology Associates, Inc., is a world leader in cost-effective network security solutions; its products include firewall/VPN appliances and firewall system software. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, the privately held company has international affiliates in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, United Kingdom, France Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Czech Republic, Egypt, Turkey, Israel, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, and South Africa.


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