Company Contact:
Jeanne Shepherd
Global Technology Associates, Inc.
(407) 380-0220
jshepherd@gta.com

For Immediate Release

GTA Announces GNAT Box System Software Patch Release 3.5.1
GTA updates OS

Orlando, FL - April 06, 2004 - GTA released GNAT Box System Software version 3.5 patch level 1 (ver. 3.5.1) on April 7, 2004. This OS patch release contains minor functionality enhancements and addresses several issues that have been identified since the release of version 3.5.0.

The primary issues addressed in version 3.5.1 include updating OpenSSL to version 0.9.7d to close potential Denial of Service vulnerability, and resolving some issues with pass through and traffic shaping functionalities. Full release notes may be reviewed by visiting our website at www.gta.com.

GNAT Box System Software version 3.5 patch level 1 will be available for download through the GTA on-line support center and will shipped preinstalled on new products by April 7, 2004. Customers whose firewalls are currently registered through GTA's on-line support center and have version 3.5.x or a current support contract, may download the latest update at no charge. Other customers should contact GTA sales or their authorized GTA channel partner for purchase options for the version 3.5.1 upgrade.

For those customers with legacy products, GTA will also be releasing an OS patch version upgrade to GNAT Box System Software version 3.4. GNAT Box System Software version 3.4.3 will be made available via download only by April 15, 2004. Customers whose firewalls are currently registered through GTA's on-line support center and have version 3.4.x or a current support contract, may download the latest update at no charge. Other customers should contact GTA sales or their authorized GTA channel partner for purchase options for the version 3.4.3 upgrade.

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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For more information, contact Jeanne Shepherd, Global Technology Associates, Inc. at (407) 380-0220 (jshepherd@gta.com), or visit http://www.gta.com.