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

For Immediate Release

GTA Announces the RoBoX Internet Firewall Appliance
New Powerful, High Value Remote Office/Branch Office Internet Security

Orlando, FL  - October 1, 2001 – Global Technology Associates, Inc. (GTA), a worldwide leader in cost effective network security solutions, has announced the release of its latest product, the RoBoX Firewall appliance.  The new product extends GTA’s firewall appliance line to meet the needs of remote office and branch office users. Designed specifically for use in environments with 25 or fewer users, GTA’s RoBoX offers small companies and/or offices a simple, powerful, high value firewall.   With all of the features of GTA’s high-end GB-1000, RoBoX provides a cost-effective solution for remote offices and small businesses. “Our corporate customers have been requesting a powerful, cost-effective solution for their remote offices and branch offices,” said Paul Emerson, GTA’s President.  “I believe this new offering for smaller offices complements our current product line and allows large companies to add firewall protection for their remote and branch offices at cost effective pricing.” The RoBoX Firewall integrates with GTA’s GB-1000 Firewall.

Companies will find the powerful GB-1000 provides unparalleled Internet security for corporate offices, and with the addition of the RoBoX at remote offices, can now provide the same level of Internet security at smaller offices as a cost effective solution.   Small business owners will find the full-featured RoBoX an exceptional value to provide Internet security for their offices.

The RoBoX Internet firewall appliance will provide Internet security protection for up to 25 users for under $1000.  Based on GTA’s proven GNAT Box® firewall system software technology, RoBoX features secure remote management, stateful packet inspection, transparent NAT, a built-in IPSec VPN feature and a 25 user license.
The RoBoX will be demonstrated at GTA’s Booth #129 at the CSI Conference held Oct. 29-31 in Washington, DC.  The RoBoX will be available beginning Oct. 15, 2001.

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