Company Contact:
Rochelle Richards
Global Technology Associates, Inc.
(407) 380-0220
rrichards@gta.com

For Immediate Release

GTA Announces GNAT Box OS Patch Release 3.5.4
GTA updates system software

Orlando, FL - October 28, 2004 - GTA released GNAT Box OS version 3.5 patch level 4 (ver. 3.5.4) on 28 October, 2004. This OS patch release contains minor functionality enhancements and addresses several issues that have been identified since the release of version 3.5.3.

The primary issues addressed in version 3.5.4 are RIP 2.0 functionality, saving manual VPNs with AES, and control-R keystrokes prompting reset to factory defaults. Full release notes may be reviewed by visiting our website at http://www.gta.com.

GNAT Box OS version 3.5 patch level 4 will be available for download through the GTA on-line support center October 28, 2004 and will shipped preinstalled on new products beginning November 1, 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 and retrieve required activation codes at no charge. Other customers should contact GTA sales or their authorized GTA channel partner for purchase options for the version 3.5.4 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 Rochelle Richards, Global Technology Associates, Inc. at (407) 380-0220 (rrichards@gta.com), or visit http://www.gta.com.