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

For Immediate Release

GTA Expands Firewall Family with Gigabit Firewall
GB-3000 Firewall Delivers True Gigabit Speeds

Orlando, FL - July 20, 2006 - Global Technology Associates, Inc., (GTA), a worldwide leader in cost effective network security solutions, today announced a high powered firewall appliance, the GB-3000 Gigabit Firewall Appliance. The cost effective GB-3000 is designed for SME businesses with heavy network traffic demands of gigabit networks. The GB-3000 hardware architecture provides support for up to twelve network interfaces, ten of which can operate at speeds up to 1 gigabit per second.

"Many SME businesses are moving to gigabit networks at their offices and they are looking for a cost effective network security solution that delivers true gigabit performance but won't break the budget," said Paul Emerson, President of GTA. "To meet this need GTA has developed a flexible high speed security implementation along with an unparallel price/performance ratio with the GB-3000."

The GB-3000 Gigabit Firewall Appliance standard configuration includes a 3.2Ghz processor, dual redundant hot-swap power supplies, dual hot-swap cooling fans along with two 10/100 Ethernet interfaces and two 1000/100/10 TX gigabit Ethernet interfaces in a 2-RU rack mount enclosure. The GB-3000 can be upgraded via user installable expansion modules, each with 4 network interfaces. The four port expansion modules are available with either 10/100/1000TX or miniGBIC interfaces. The miniGBIC expansion option allows the unit to be customized to accommodate most fiber gigabit connectivity form factors.

The GB-3000 includes threat management functionality with support for GTA's Mail Sentinel Anti-Spam and Mail Sentinel Anti-Virus email filtering. Mail Sentinel Anti-Spam is powered by Mailshell's anti-spam engine, while Mail Sentinel Anti-Virus was developed in partnership with Kaspersky Labs. These two subscription based options allow users to have the most current virus definitions and spam detection rules automatically uploaded to their firewall.

The new firewall appliance model is powered by the full-featured GB-OS 4.0.1, certified to meet ICSA 4.1 corporate criteria. The purpose built GB-OS software has more than 10 years of proven in-field history. GB-OS includes advanced firewall features and flexible configuration options to match a vast array of network designs.

GTA will begin shipping the new GB-3000 Firewall Appliances in August 2006. The GB-3000 will be available internationally through GTA's authorized channel partners. Customers in North America may also contact GTA directly for product information and pricing

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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