GTA looks for local partners

Global Technology Associates showcases its latest Unified Threat Management Appliances to an eager crowd

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By  Neil Denslow Published  September 26, 2005

GTA, Global Technology Associates, is showcasing its Unified Threat Management Appliances (UTM) to the Middle East market at Gitex 2005. The security company is also looking to strengthen its channel relationships in the region by meeting both its existing partners and other distributors interested in handling its products. The privately owned US company, which was established in 1992, has developed a wide range of internet security solutions. With the introduction of its GNAT Box firewall software in 1996, the company became one of the industry leaders in firewalls for small and medium-sized businesses. The product was, for instance, was one of the first firewalls certified by the NCSA (now ICSA). “The Middle Eastern market is an important focus for us,” comments Nick Squire, GTA’s managing director. “At present, we successfully service Gulf clients through an inward-facing partner, but we are now looking to offer the opportunity to the right partners to become serious competitors in the security market for the region,” he adds. “The security industry is a continual shifting sand of new threats and fears; but with over 10 years’ development and experience in this arena, GTA offers all our partners a solid foundation in product and margin to ignite their business,” Squire continues. GTA's latest offerings, which it is demoing on its stand, builds on this experience. For instance, the company is particularly focusing on its updated GB-OS UTM security appliances. The latest version, 3.7, boasts many enhancements, including internet load sharing over multiple gateways both physical and virtual; enhanced gateway failover; and advanced, highly configurable policy-based routing capabilities. GTA is also promoting its Unified Threat Management firewall/VPN appliances, which have anti-spam and anti-virus filtering. These were developed in alliance with Kaspersky Labs and are powered by Mailshell. Finally, GTA will also be introducing a mobile VPN client with support for NAT-T, and USB drive mode.

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