Company Contact:
Rochelle Richards
Global Technology Associates, Inc.
(407) 380-0220

For Immediate Release

GTA Releases GB-OS 5.0 Firewall UTM Software
New, updated operating system offers Unified Threat Management for GTA Firewall Systems

Orlando, FL - June 11, 2007 - Global Technology Associates, Inc. (GTA), a worldwide leader in cost-effective network security solutions, today released GB-OS 5.0, the next evolution of GTA firewall system software. The enhanced GB-OS 5.0 focuses on advancements to perimeter security by offering unified threat management (UTM) features for GTA firewall systems.

"GTA has been incorporating aspects of UTM perimeter security since the release of GB-OS 3.6 in 2004", said Paul Emerson, President of GTA. "With GB-OS 5.0, GTA firewall systems now incorporate a full array of UTM components for our customers extensive perimeter security in one system."

GTA has incorporated a robust Intrusion Prevention System into GTAs core GB-OS system software. When used in conjunction with Mail Sentinel Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam and Surf Sentinel content filtering, GTA firewall UTM systems offer a comprehensive perimeter security solution.

In addition to the unified threat management features, GB-OS 5.0 includes VPN enhancements, an improved graphical interface for configuration verification and import/export of configurations in XML format.

Effective June 11, 2007, GB-OS 5.0 will be available for download via the GTA Online Support Center to existing GTA customers with a GTA support contract or annual maintenance agreement, or for those who purchased a GTA firewall on or after April 2, 2007. GTA will begin shipping GB-OS 5.0 pre-installed on new units on June 14, 2007. Other users should contact their local GTA channel partner or email for information and pricing of GB-OS 5.0 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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