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

For Immediate Release

GTA Announces GNAT Box System Software Version 3.4
GTA Releases the latest version of its firewall software

Orlando, FL - August 11, 2003 - Global Technology Associates, Inc. (GTA), a worldwide leader in cost-effective network security solutions, today announced the release of GNAT Box System Software version 3.4. This latest version is shipping preinstalled on GTA new family of firewall appliances – GB-1500, GB-1200, GB-750, GB-500 and GB-200 and the GB-Pro and GB-Flash. Additionally, GNAT Box System Software version 3.4 upgrades will be available for owners of the GB-1000 Appliance and RoBoX Appliance.

GNAT Box System Software version 3.4 contains numerous enhancements including: inbound and outbound user authentication, ability to track user’s name in log files when authentication is utilized, simplified VPN configuration, support for PPTP using PPP client, support for SSL encryptions in GBAdmin, customized message or URL redirect when a blocked site is requested, and ability to use content filtering with IP- pass through.

“With GNAT Box System Software version 3.4 GTA, provides our customers the highest quality network security,” said Paul Emerson, President of GTA. “GNAT Box System Software is backed by 9 years of in field use and experience, and the enhancements included in the version 3.4 allow GTA to continue to offer exceptional price/performance to our customers.”

GNAT Box System Software Version 3.4 began shipping on new units in North American and Europe August 8, 2003, and will be introduced in Japan in September 2003. It will be available at no charge to customers with a GTA support contract or annual maintenance agreement, or who purchased a GTA firewall on or after June 1, 2003. Other users should contact their local GTA channel partner or email 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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