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

For Immediate Release

GTA Signs Agreement with PAN AMP AG
GNAT Box Firewall to have wide distribution in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Hannover, Germany - March 26, 2001 - Global Technology Associates, Inc. (GTA), a worldwide leader in cost-effective network security solutions, today announced at CeBIT 2001, the signing of a significant distribution and marketing agreement with PAN AMP AG, of Hamburg Germany.  Under the terms of the agreement PAN AMP will become the exclusive distributor of GTA's products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

PAN AMP AG already the established market leader of Internet filtering software in the German-speaking world will now expand its role in Internet security with GTA's firewall products.  GTA's line of GNAT Box Firewall products will be added to PAN AMP"s fully-coordinated package of network management and Internet filtering administration tools.

Nick Squire, Channel Sales Manager for GTA, said, "PAN AMP's drive to deliver solutions rather than force products is a major factor in this relationship.  The combination of GTA's GNAT Box Security Team systems and PAN AMP's understanding and influence over the territory will offer the market broad coverage of comprehensive Internet security solutions."


PAN AMP AG founded in 1998, is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany with a network of more than 20 system houses throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland that deliver computer hardware and software systems.  PAN AMP has a focus on Internet security solutions, which include it's own STAFT® content/copyright security technology and SurfControl, plc.'s CyberPatrol content filtering software.
For additional information contact Public Relations, PAN AMP AG, Borsteler Chaussee 111, D-22453 Hamburg, Germany, Tel. +49 (0)40 553 002 334, Fax. +49 (0)40 553 002 100, E-mail:, Web:

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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