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

For Immediate Release

GTA Announces GNAT Box OS Patch Release 3.5.3
GTA updates system software

Orlando, FL - July 14, 2004 - GTA released GNAT Box OS version 3.5 patch level 3 (ver. 3.5.3) on July 14, 2004. This OS patch release contains minor functionality enhancements and addresses several issues that have been identified since the release of version 3.5.2.

The primary issues addressed in version 3.5.3 include adding support for USB key block for GB-Ware firewall software, and PPTP compatibility for L2TP windowing logic. Full release notes may be reviewed by visiting our website at http://www.gta.com.

GNAT Box OS version 3.5 patch level 3 will be available for download through the GTA on-line support center and will shipped preinstalled on new products beginning July 14, 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 and retrieve required activation codes at no charge. Other customers should contact GTA sales or their authorized GTA channel partner for purchase options for the version 3.5.3 upgrade.

For those customers with legacy products, GTA released a system software patch version upgrade to GNAT Box OS version 3.4. GNAT Box OS version 3.4.5 is available via download only beginning July 14, 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 and retrieve required activation codes at no charge. Other customers should contact GTA sales or their authorized GTA channel partner for purchase options for the version 3.4.5 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.