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

For Immediate Release

GTA Expands the GB-2000 Firewall Family
GB-2000X Firewall Features Expansion Slots for Additional Interfaces or VPN Acceleration

Orlando, FL - December 21st, 2005 - Global Technology Associates, Inc., (GTA), a worldwide leader in cost effective network security solutions, today announced a new SME firewall appliance as part of the GB-2000 firewall family . the GB-2000X. The GB-2000X, with increased processing power, can handle networks with heavy demands of data and email traffic for those SME businesses with more complex Internet connectivity environments. The GB-2000X hardware architecture provides support for ten Ethernet ports and hardware VPN acceleration to accommodate networks with multiple Internet security zones.

"The GB-2000X was developed in response to customer requests for a firewall appliance with more than four Ethernet ports," said Nita Seng, VP of Sales and Marketing. "We believe the expansion capabilities of the GB-2000X will provide these customers with the flexibility to meet their evolving Internet connectivity environments".

The GB-2000X includes threat management functionalities with support for GTA's Mail Sentinel Anti-Spam and Mail Sentinel Anti-Virus email filtering. GTA's new firewall, featuring Mail Sentinel, provides increased gateway security through email filtering for spam and viruses. Mail Sentinel Anti-Spam is powered by Mailshell's anti-spam engine, while Mail Sentinel Anti-Virus was developed in partnership with Kaspersky Labs. These two subscription based options allow users to have the most current virus definitions and spam detection rules automatically uploaded to their firewall.

GTA's new firewall appliance model is powered by the full-featured GB-OS version 3.7.2, certified to meet ICSA 4.1 corporate criteria, and backed by over 10 years of firewall experience. GB-OS includes advanced firewall features and flexible configuration options to match a large variety of network designs.

GTA will begin shipping the new GB-2000X Firewall Appliances on December 23, 2005. The GB-2000X will be available internationally through GTA's authorized channel partners. Customers in North America may also contact GTA directly for product information and pricing.

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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