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

For Immediate Release

GTA Releases GB-OS 5.1 Firewall UTM Software
Includes support for installation on Virutal Machines(VM)

Orlando, FL - June 20, 2008 - Global Technology Associates, Inc. (GTA), a worldwide leader in cost-effective network security solutions, today released GB-OS 5.1 featuring support for the installation of GTA's software firewall: GB-Ware, on Virtual Machine (VM) platforms, along with upgrades to features for GTA Firewall UTM appliance based systems.

"In 1996, GTA introduced one of the first commerical software firewall products specifically designed for the SME market," said Paul Emerson, President of GTA, Inc. "Today, with GB-OS 5.1, GTA evolves our software firewall product, GB-Ware, for installation on Virtual Machine hosts, keeping GTA in step with virtual technology directions and innovations."

GB-Ware Software UTM Firewall can be installed on Virtual Machine (VM) platforms including VMWare and XenServer hosts, with the same advanced UTM features and functionalities as our standard GB-Ware installations.

"GTA is a customer driven organization, and the addition of VM support was a direct response to request from our loyal customer base," said Nita Seng, VP of Sales & Marketing. "Our long-time customers have watched our softwarer firewall product evolve from a floppy disk based system to today's GB-Ware with VM support. By evolving with the growth and trends in the market, GTA's software firewall has remained an integral part of our product line-up."

In addition to support for GB-Ware on VM hosts, GTA has included new features for our appliance based firewall UTM products which further extend the flexibility of installation environments, including advanced routing functions, additional supported authentication methodologies, and enhancements to URL filtering - Surf Sentinel - by increasing the number of rated URLs to over 100 million into over 70 content categories.

Effective June 20, 2008, GB-OS 5.1 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 20, 2008. Other users should contact their local GTA channel partner or email for information and pricing of GB-OS 5.1 upgrade options. GTA will begin shipping GB-OS 5.1 pre-installed on new units on 20 June 20, 2008.

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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