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

For Immediate Release

GTA Announces GB-1000 “2 For 1” Option Limited Time Promotion
Customers receive double the options on newly purchased GB-1000 Firewalls

Orlando, FL - Feb. 3, 2003- Global Technology Associates, Inc. (GTA), a worldwide leader in cost-effective network security solutions, today announced the GB-1000 Firewall “2 For 1” Option Promotion. Under this program, for a limited time, customers who purchase a new GB-1000 Firewall/VPN Appliance with either a VPN Mobile Client or H2A- high availability option, will receive another VPN client or H2A option of same product number and count at no additional charge. This promotional offering is valid on new GB-1000 Firewalls purchased with options from Feb. 3, 2003 through March 31, 2003.

GB–1000 Firewall/VPN Appliance is powered by GTA’s GNAT Box System Software, which conforms to ICSA Labs Firewall 4.0 Corporate Certification Criteria. The GB-1000 Firewall offers unlimited user licenses, transparent NAT, stateful packet inspection, built-in IPSec VPN, four 10/100 Ethernet interfaces, DCHP server, DNS server, secure remote management and Surf Sentinel content filtering in a 1RU case.

H2A – GTA’s high availability option - provides a continuously available firewall system of GB-1000 Firewalls. The basic high availability configuration consists of two GB-1000 Firewalls each with the H2A option activated. The GB-1000s operate as one virtual GB-1000 system so you can locate them anywhere on your network without the need of connecting cables. Should the primary GB-1000 go offline, the secondary GB-1000 automatically and transparently switches to primary mode.

GNAT Box Mobile VPN Client licenses provide the vital ability for remote users to initiate VPN communications with corporate resources. A VPN connection can be used by “road warriors”, telecommuters or other end users that need an “end-user to host” connection to transmit sensitive information over an intranet.

To purchase products through the GB-1000 “2 for 1” Option Promotion, customers in North America should contact their local GTA authorized channel partner or email GTA at info@gta.com. International customers wishing to take advantage of the GB-1000 “2 For 1” Option Promotion should contact the nearest GTA authorized channel partner. To locate a channel partner serving your area, visit www.gta.com/sales/.

To learn more about the GB-1000, H2A – high availability, or GNAT Box Mobile VPN Clients visit www.gta.com/products/. For complete promotion details, visit www.gta.com/2003-02-promo.php and click on “2 For 1” Option Promotion.

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.