Company Contact:
Rochelle Richards
Global Technology Associates, Inc.
(407) 380-0220
rrichards@gta.com

For Immediate Release

GTA Integrates 'Powered by Mailshell' Spam Filter into its Firewall and VPN Products
Advanced Spam Filtering Added to Full Range of Security Appliances

Orlando, FL - December 8, 2004 - Global Technology Associates Inc. (GTA) today introduced advanced spam filtering in its GNAT Box OS firewall and VPN products, by integrating the award-winning spam engine from Mailshell, the OEM anti-spam leader and creator of the world’s first SpamCompiler. With today’s release, GTA’s products now feature embedded spam filtering functionality within the firewall email proxy. A simple activation code allows customers to enable spam filtering without downloading any new software. GTA will release versions of its full product line, from small firewall appliances through its large enterprise-level appliances, featuring the 'Powered by Mailshell' filter.

"We evaluated many spam filters and the Mailshell engine provides exceptional spam filtering accuracy and integrated perfectly within the available footprint of our firewall appliances," said Paul Emerson, president and CEO of GTA. "Mailshell also performed best against foreign language spam, 'phishing' and other fraudulent emails among all the spam filtering solutions we tested."

"GTA's precise focus and technical proficiency have made it a leading developer of cost-effective network security solutions," said Tonny Yu, CEO of Mailshell. "We've been impressed by GTA's clear understanding of customer needs, opportunities and its rigorous technical processes."

The Mailshell engine features the world's first SpamCompiler, which can process more than a million filter checks in a fraction of a second. It also filters mail using Mailshell's new SpamRepute Index, an advanced statistical analysis-based method of quantifying email senders' reputations, to identify 'phishing' and other fraud-based email.

The Mailshell-enabled products will become available with release of GNAT Box OS version 3.6 for new firewall appliances (GB-2000, GB-2000e, GB-250 and GB-250e), and shortly thereafter on GNAT Box OS version 3.6 for current firewalls models (GB-1500, GB-1200, GB-1000R, GB-750, GB-500, GB-200, RoBoX-R and GB-Ware).

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 Rochelle Richards, Global Technology Associates, Inc. at (407) 380-0220 (rrichards@gta.com), or visit http://www.gta.com.