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

For Immediate Release

GTA Firewall Family Receives WELF Certification
GNAT Box System Software log format certified as compatible with WebTrends Firewall Suite

Orlando, FL –February 24, 2003 - Global Technology Associates, Inc. (GTA), a worldwide leader in cost-effective network security solutions, today announced that the GTA Firewall Family met all requirements of the WebTrends Enhanced Log Format (WELF) certification. NetIQ has now certified the formatting to be compatible with WebTrends Firewall Suite allowing users to convert firewall log files into a variety of reports for easy management of firewall log data.

“GTA has consistently been a leader at including premium functionality in our product line. The recent WELF certification is one more way GTA is offering our customers more value for their money,” said Paul Emerson, President of GTA.

With the WELF compatible log format, users can easily import GTA Firewall logs into NetIQ Webtrends Firewall Suite. Firewall Suite provides in-depth analysis of incoming and outgoing activity through GTA Firewalls. It enables network and firewall administrators to move beyond reactive operations management to proactive network management, eliminating issues and risks before they arise.

GTA Firewalls running GNAT Box System Software version 3.3 or higher, offer WELF certified log formatting. End users running firewalls powered by previous versions of GNAT Box System Software may contact their local GTA authorized channel partner or GTA for information on upgrading to GNAT Box System Software version 3.3.

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.