Company Contact:
Jack Norell
Global Technology Associates, Inc.
(407) 380-0220
jnorell@gta.com

For Immediate Release

GTA Signs a New Gold Partner in Finland
PC Pro-Tech Joins the GNAT Box Security Team for Finland

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – January 23, 2001 – Global Technology Associates, Inc. (GTA) announced that it has entered into an agreement with PC Pro-Tech to distribute GTA Firewall/VPN products in Finland. Under the terms of the agreement, PC Pro-Tech will distribute GTA products to their existing customers in small, medium and large companies as well as prospective customers.

Rapidly increasing numbers of tele-commuters and mobile workers in Finland, as well as the high number of small offices associated with most Finnish companies, indicate a demand for affordable high quality info-security products. The GTA line of cost-effective high value firewall solutions is an ideal fit for the market. The addition of PC Pro-Tech to the GNAT Box Security Team establishes a solid presence for GTA products in the Finnish market place.

"Mobile workers and the geographical issues within Finland make GTA's Firewall/VPN Solutions ideally suited, not only on functionality and performance, but also in ensuring cost effective secure data communications for the smallest to the largest of business," Nick Squire, Channel Sales Manager for GTA commented.
With solutions such as the GB-1000 Firewall/VPN Appliance, Finnish companies will now have the opportunity to seamlessly connect company wide operations at a reasonable cost. Combined with advanced web access management functionality significant productivity increases can be achieved by taking advantage of mission critical information and resources in a secure and up-to-date manner.

Squire went on to say, "PC Pro-Tech are a real asset to GTA's GNAT Box Security Team, not only are they a highly support oriented company, but they already service the perfect markets for GNAT Box products."

"PC ProTech with it's primary business in the eSupport area starts a IT Security department with the GTA`s GnatBox as it's preferred Firewall solution. The new subsidary will be located in the town of Jyvaskyla, in the heart of Finland. PC ProTech is to agressively adress the growing network security market directly and through it's dealer network. The new office will have 3 employees, all of them with an previous extensive knowledge of the Gnatbox Firewall application."

About PC Pro-Tech

PC Pro-Tech is a consulting company specializing in Remote Management, Network Administration, eSupport, and Data Security. For additional information regarding GTA firewall products in Finland please contact Sami Pukema at PC Pro-Tech on phone number (+358) 02-512-0600, fax (+358) 02-512-0605, or email sami@pcprotech.fi. Website: www.pcprotech.fi

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 international distribution partners North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania.

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For more information, contact Jack Norell, Global Technology Associates, Inc. at (407) 380-0220 (jnorell@gta.com), or visit http://www.gta.com.