Company Contact:
Jeanne Shepherd
Global Technology Associates, Inc.
(407) 380-0220
jshepherd@gta.com

For Immediate Release

GTA Announces GNAT Box OS Patch Releases
GTA Releases GNAT Box System Software version 3.5.2 and 3.4.4

Orlando, FL - May 07, 2004 - GTA released GNAT Box System Software version 3.5 patch level 2 (ver. 3.5.2) and version 3.4 patch level 4 (ver. 3.4.4) on May 7, 2004. These OS patch release contains minor functionality enhancements and addresses several issues that have been identified since the release of version 3.5.1 and version 3.4.3.

The primary issues addressed in version 3.5.2 include updating TCP to address a potential vulnerability that allows remote termination of network sessions. Full release notes may be reviewed by visiting our website at www.gta.com.

GNAT Box System Software version 3.5 patch level 2 will be available for download through the GTA on-line support center on May 7, 2004 and will shipped preinstalled on new products by May 12, 2004, 2004. Customers whose firewalls are currently registered through GTA's on-line support center and have version 3.5.x or a current support contract, may download the latest update at no charge. Other customers should contact GTA sales or their authorized GTA channel partner for purchase options for the version 3.5.2 upgrade.

The primary issues addressed in version 3.4.4 include providing support for Surf Sentinel 2.0 and updating TCP to address a potential vulnerability that allows remote termination of network sessions. Full release notes may be reviewed by visiting our website at www.gta.com.

GNAT Box System Software version 3.4.4 will be made available via download only on May 7, 2004. Customers whose firewalls are currently registered through GTA's on-line support center and have version 3.4.x or a current support contract, may download the latest update at no charge. Other customers should contact GTA sales or their authorized GTA channel partner for purchase options for the version 3.4.4 upgrade.

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 Jeanne Shepherd, Global Technology Associates, Inc. at (407) 380-0220 (jshepherd@gta.com), or visit http://www.gta.com.