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

For Immediate Release

GTA Announces GNAT Box System Software Version 3.3
GTA Releases the latest version of its firewall software

Orlando, FL – September 20, 2002 – Global Technology Associates, Inc. (GTA), a worldwide leader in cost-effective network security solutions, today announced the release of GNAT Box System Software Version 3.3. This latest version will be available for the entire line of GTA Firewall products, including GB-1000 Firewall/VPN Appliance, RoBoX Firewall Appliance, GB-Flash Firewall System, and GB-Pro Firewall System.

GNAT Box System Software version 3.3 contains numerous enhancements including increasing the number of concurrent connections to 128,000, formatting log information in the NetIQ WebTrends WELF format, improved content filtering options with GTA’s Surf Sentinel and local allow/deny lists, improved PPPoE performance and SNMP support for third party SNMP managers.

The addition of Surf Sentinel content filtering is a result of GTA’s the OEM agreement with Cerberian, Inc. announced earlier this year.

"Many of the improvements in version 3.3 of GNAT Box System Software are a direct result of customer feedback,” said Paul Emerson, President and CEO of GTA. “GTA’s commitment to providing the most features for the money spent is evidenced through the addition of major enhancements in version 3.3. Once again, GTA offers one of the best price/performance ratios in the firewall/VPN marketplace.”

GNAT Box System Software Version 3.3 will begin shipping on new units on or before September 30, 2002. It will be available at no charge to customers with a GTA support contract or annual maintenance agreement. Users who have purchased a GTA firewall on or after August 5, 2002 are also eligible for an upgrade at no charge. Other users should contact your local GTA channel partner or email sales@gta.com for information and pricing of upgrade options.

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.