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

For Immediate Release

GTA Announces Expanded Firewall Product Line-up
GB-1500, GB-1200, GB-750, GB-500 and GB-200 Firewalls Introduced at Networld+Interop

Orlando, FL - April 28, 2003 - Global Technology Associates, Inc., (GTA), a worldwide leader in cost effective network security solutions, today announced five new firewall appliances in a major expansion of the product line. Targeting the expanding needs of the SME, GTA announced the introduction of two new SME Enterprise class firewall appliances Æ GB-1500 and GB-1200 - along with three new appliances for the Remote Office/Branch Office Æ GB-750, GB-500 and GB-200. Acknowledged worldwide for their 10 years of firewall experience, GTAÍs new firewall appliance models are powered by GTAÍs ICSA 4.0 Corporate certified GNAT Box System Software, well known for offering power and simplicity at an affordable price.

ñOur goal in introducing the new product line-up is to meet our SME marketÍs needs with a wider range of options to more closely match their networking environments,î said Paul Emerson, President of GTA. Ranging in size from the GB-200 10 user model in a 6î x 6î desktop form factor with three 10/100 Ethernet interfaces, to the GB-1500 unlimited user model in a 1RU case with four 10/100 Ethernet interfaces and VPN hardware acceleration, GTAÍs firewall appliances will match most SME business needs.

With a redesigned, brushed aluminum case, the forward-looking product design is a visual representation on the increased performance of the firewall products. With more powerful CPUs, larger compact flash modules, and VPN hardware acceleration cards (GB-1500 and GB-750), this product line-up continues the superb price performance GTAÍs customers have come to expect. Both the GB-1500 and the GB-750 offer VPN hardware acceleration as a standard feature. ñOur customers have expressed a need for overall increased performance and enhanced VPN connectivity,î said Mr. Emerson, ñand we believe these products will meet and exceed their expectations.î

ñOur new product line-up establishes the foundation for GTA to offer a total security solution specifically designed for the SME market,î said Nita Seng, VP of Sales and Marketing. ñWith an eye on the future, GTAÍs release of new firewall appliances places our company in a excellent position for growth in the security market.î

The new product line-up will be demonstrated at GTAÍs Booth #6977 at the Networld+Interop Conference held April 29 - May 1, 2003 in Las Vegas, NV, and at Global Secure SystemsÍ stand 646 at the InfoSecurity Europe Conference held April 29 Æ May 1, 2003 in London, UK. The new products will be available at the end of May 2003.

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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