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

For Immediate Release

GTA Announces GB-OS Release 4.0
New, redesigned and updated operating system offers simple control for advanced network security.

Orlando, FL - April 20th, 2006 - Global Technology Associates, Inc. (GTA), a worldwide leader in cost-effective network security solutions, today announced the release of GB-OS 4.0, the next evolution of GTA firewall system software. Totally redesigned and updated, GB-OS 4.0 focuses on the user experience by providing powerful functions in an intuitive, simple to use graphical user interface.

"GTA approached the task of updating our system software with a goal of making user interaction simple, while maintaining the power of our flexible customization options", said Paul Emerson, President of GTA. "By keeping this primary goal at the forefront, the final product provides our customers a clean, simple interface with the power to fine-tune security policies and configurations to match their network needs."

The new interface features a unique 'Live Mode/Test Mode' tool for runtime configuration. Administrators have a virtual scratch pad to revise and verify configuration changes without any danger of unexpected results when updating the new configuration. "GTA's focus on the user is further supplemented by our new, ground-breaking Live/Test configuration modes," said Nita Seng, VP of Sales and Marketing for GTA. "By utilizing 'Live Mode/Test Mode', keeping system software up-to-date is simplified, making upgrade tasks easier and stress free for administrators."

In addition to the redesigned graphical user interface, GB-OS 4.0 contains numerous new standard features and product enhancements including powerful object encapsulation for easy creation of security policies, expanded group support in a wide variety of policies and expanded WAN/LAN routing capabilities with VLAN.

GB-OS 4.0 ships pre-installed on GTA's wide range of appliances and the turnkey GB-Ware software firewall, all designed to meet the networking needs of the SME market.

GB-OS 4.0 will be available at no charge to existing GTA customers with a GTA support contract or annual maintenance agreement, or who purchased a GTA firewall on or after February 17, 2006. Other users should contact their local GTA channel partner or email for information and pricing of upgrade options.

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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