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

For Immediate Release

GTA Announces GNAT Box System Software Version 3.2.2
GTA releases the latest version of its firewall system software

Orlando, FL - December 20, 2001 – Global Technology Associates, Inc. (GTA), a worldwide leader in cost-effective network security solutions, today announced the release of GNAT Box System software version 3.2.2 The new system software release will be available for GNAT Box Pro Firewall System, GB-Flash Firewall System, GB-100 Firewall Appliance, GB-1000 Firewall/VPN Appliance and RoBoX Firewall Appliance.

The new software update incorporates enhancements including SSL support for the GB-1000, GB-Flash and RoBoX and simplification of VPN configuration. RoBoX users will benefit from increased throughput performance. Administration of GNAT Box Firewalls has been improved through new reporting features and simplification of IP entry fields.

"Version 3.2.2 adds enhancements and improvement to Version 3.2 released earlier this year.” said Paul Emerson, President and CEO of Global Technology Associates, Inc. Emerson went on to say, "This update continues GTA commitment to providing our customers with the features and power they equate with GTA and GNAT Box firewalls.”

The system software is available for download for eligible end-users through GTA's online support center. Version 3.2.2 system software will be made available for download at no charge to all licensed 3.2.x system software users. Users with GNAT Box system software ver. 3.1.x or earlier should contact GTA or their local authorized reseller for information regarding upgrades. Users outside the United States and Canada should contact their local support supplier.

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 Monika Baumann, Global Technology Associates, Inc. at (407) 380-0220 (monika@gta.com), or visit http://www.gta.com.