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

For Immediate Release

GTA Announces CompactFlash based GB-Flash Firewall
GB-PRO End User Trade-Up Promotion Available For Limited Time

Orlando, FL - March 1, 2002 – Global Technology Associates announces the conversion of the GB-Flash media to CompactFlash. Effective March 1, 2002, GTA's GB-Flash Firewall System will be shipped with the GNAT Box System software pre-loaded onto a CompactFlash module. Included with the GB-Flash product will be an adapter board for installation of the CompactFlash module in the primary IDE port on your hardware motherboard.

This conversion provides our customers with an easy way to maintain a backup of the GNAT Box System software on a media type that is readily available from a large number of sources. Additionally, our assessment shows that CompactFlash media will provide increased reliability and lower overall cost of ownership over the life of the product.

GTA will also be offering a GB-Pro to GB-Flash trade up program promotion effective March 1, 2002 through May 31, 2002. Customers should contact their local reseller or GTA for program and pricing details.

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/VPN system software.  Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, the privately held company has since 1994 been the developer of firewalls that lead the market in price/performance.  GTA has international distribution partners in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania.


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