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

For Immediate Release

GTA Commences Shipments of New Firewall Appliances
GB-1200, GB-750, GB-500 and GB-200 Now Shipping

Orlando, FL - August 8, 2003 - Global Technology Associates announced the release and shipment of four new firewall appliances based on GTA’s GNAT Box System Software version 3.4. Shipments of pre-orders of GB-1200, GB-750, GB-500 and GB-200 began August 1, 2003 to GTA’s authorized channel partners in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Shipments of product to direct customers in North America began today.

The GB-1200, GB-750, GB-500 and GB-200 firewall appliances are shipping with GNAT Box System Software version 3.4 featuring the following enhancements:

  • Inbound and outbound user authentication
  • Ability to log user’s name when authentication is utilized
  • Customized message or URL redirect when a blocked site is requested
  • Support for PPTP and PPP client
  • Simplified VPN configuration
  • Support for SSL encryptions in GBAdmin

Shipment of new products to Japan will commence in September, 2003.
For more information on GTA’s new product family, and GNAT Box System Software version 3.4, please contact your local authorized GTA channel partner, or email

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.


For more information, contact Monika Baumann, Global Technology Associates, Inc. at (407) 380-0220 (, or visit