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

For Immediate Release

GTA Announces the GB-1000 Internet Firewall Appliance
A High Power High Value Firewall Appliance

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – May 9, 2000 – Global Technology Associates, Inc., a worldwide leader in cost-effective network security solutions, has announced the release of its latest product, the GB-1000 firewall appliance. The new product continues in the tradition of previous GTA firewall products by offering a simple, powerful, high value firewall.

The GB-1000 is delivered in a thin space saving 1.75" EIA standard 19" rackmount form factor, making it ideal for service providers. The system includes a 450Mhz CPU, 32Mb RAM, 16MB flash memory, four high speed 10/100 Ethernet interfaces and one feature expansion slot. Initial expansion options for the GB-1000 include gigabit Ethernet, token ring, and multi-port Ethernet cards.

The new system is based on GTA's proven GNAT Box firewall system software technology which features secure remote management, stateful packet inspection, transparent NAT, a built-in IPSec VPN feature and an unlimited user license. The GB-1000 sports the latest GNAT Box 3.1.0 software release with new features that include built-in DHCP and DNS servers, and enhanced content filtering.

Paul Emerson, GTA's president said, "We've been listening to our customers and the GB-1000 is the first in a line of new GB firewall appliances that are the direct result of customer feedback." Emerson went on to say, "In 1996 we delivered the first cost-effective firewall product for a very young SME market, four years later the market has matured and the customer expects more value at a completive price--the GB-1000 meets these expectations."

The GB-1000 will be shipping at the beginning of June 2000. GTA products are sold direct from GTA and through its domestic and global distribution network.

GB-1000 appliance will be demonstrated in GTA's booth (#2048) at Networld + InterOp, in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 9-11, 2000.

About Global Technology Associates, Inc.

Global Technology Associates, Inc., is a world leader in cost-effective network security solutions. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, the privately-held company has international affiliates in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Eastern Europe, Egypt, Turkey, India, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.


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