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

For Immediate Release

Affordable Firewall Ideal for State and Local Government
GNAT Box Meets the Needs of Local Governments

Lakeland, Florida (June 26, 1998) -- Hundreds of visitors attending the Second Annual Florida Local Government Technology Conference at the Lakeland Convention Center from June 24-26 were able to get a firsthand look at the latest version of Global Technology Associates' simple, powerful, and affordable firewall software.

"This is exactly what we need. And you can't beat the price," said one enthusiastic attendee from Lake County, who has been struggling with finding a cost-effective method for protecting the county's computer network. Ease of use, low price, an unlimited user license, and the ability to run on existing hardware make the low total cost of ownership a strong selling point for budget minded governmental and non-profit organizations.

GTA representatives gave out free GNAT Box 2.1 pre-release demonstration disks and highlighted several new features, including URL blocking, time-based filter settings, and email, pager, and SNMP alerts. Even with the addition of dozens of new features, GNAT Box still only requires a 386 CPU or better, 8-16Mb RAM, two network cards, and a 3.5" floppy disk drive. According to GTA officials, the new version will begin shipping in July.

About Global Technology Associates, Inc.

Global Technology Associates, Inc. is a privately held US corporation with headquarters in Orlando, Florida and sells its products through a worldwide network of distributors and resellers. For more information on GNAT Box Light or the company's other products contact GTA at 1-800-775-4GTA, email info@gta.com, or web http://www.gta.com.

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