Global Technology Associates
|Privately held company|
|Headquarters||Orlando, Florida USA|
|Products||Unified threat management (UTM), Firewalls, Antivirus, Intrusion-prevention system, Antispam, VPN, URL Filtering, Virtualization, IPv6|
Global Technology Associates, Inc. (GTA) is a developer and pioneer of Internet firewalls. The company is privately held with its headquarters, development and support facilities based in Orlando, Florida.
GTA was founded by a group of software engineers in 1992, and in 1994 was one of the first companies to introduced a commercial firewall. The original firewalll they introduced was the GFX-94. The GFX-94 was an stateful firewall with unique dual walled design that consisted of two separate hardware devices comprising the inner and outer firewall. The GFX-94 was in the first group of firewalls certified by the NCSA (now ICSA). In 1996 GTA introduced the first tiny footprint firewall, the GNAT Box firewall, which fit entirely on a 3.5" floppy diskette. The GNAT Box firewall evolved into the current GB-OS. GB-OS is the operating system for all GTA firewalls and carries the ICSA Firewall Certification.