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REMINDER/Tumbleweed's Ken Beer to Address Authentication and Secure Messaging at COSTO 2002.

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COSTO 2002

REMINDER...for Thursday (Oct. 17)

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 17, 2002

Secure Messaging Expert to Join Hundreds of Top Government

and Private Sector Thought Leaders at Premier Security

Technology Conference

Tumbleweed(R) Communications Corp. (Nasdaq:TMWD), a leading provider of secure messaging applications for businesses and government entities using the Internet, today announced that Ken Beer, Product Line Manager, will be presenting at the Council of Security and Strategic Technology Organizations 2002 Annual Conference, to be held in Arlington, VA, October 14-17, 2002. Other confirmed speakers include current and previous high-ranking officials from the United States Department of Defense, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, Office of Homeland Security, Department of Energy and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, among others.

What:

Ken Beer, Product Line Manager at Tumbleweed Communications, will participate on a panel discussion as part of the "Digital Security and IT Defense" track at COSTO 2002 entitled, "Insuring Digital Security - Secure End-to-End Transmission - User Authentication and Authorization." Mr. Beer's presentation will describe the steps involved in establishing an authentication scheme for secure messaging with customers, partners and suppliers, a survey of the approaches, as well as tips for managing authorization on an ongoing basis.

When:

Thursday, October 17, 2002 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EDT.

Why:

As private sector companies and government agencies continue to deploy secure messaging solutions to enable secure online collaboration with outside parties, protect sensitive content from leaving the network and limit the liability associated with employee misuse, user authentication grows in importance. Without a properly designed authentication mechanism to establish graduated levels of privilege, little can be done to ensure senders and recipients have the proper authorization to share message contents. This presentation will provide case-study examples of government agencies, financial services firms and healthcare organizations that have successfully overcome this challenge.

Where:

Crystal Gateway Marriott

1700 Jefferson Davis Highway

Arlington, VA

703/920-3230

More Information:

To Register for COSTO DC 2002:

http://www.costo.info/CostoAttendeeInstruction.html

About Tumbleweed Communications Corp.

Tumbleweed is a leading provider of secure messaging solutions for businesses using the Internet. Tumbleweed's robust policy-based framework empowers organizations to safely share and protect critical information, increase customer loyalty and privacy and dramatically reduce costs. Tumbleweed is trusted by 1,000 blue-chip customers including American Express, Chevron, Datek Online, the European Union's Joint Research Council, First Union Wachovia, John Deere, Merrill Lynch, Nike, Northern Trust, NTT, Salomon Smith Barney, Travelers and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. One hundred of the Fortune 500 are Tumbleweed customers. Tumbleweed Communications was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Tumbleweed cautions that forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on current plans and expectations, and that a number of factors could cause the actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements made at this time. These factors are described in the Safe Harbor statement below. Tumbleweed undertakes no obligation to update this press release or statement about matters mentioned therein at any time, during the current quarter or in future quarters.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, particularly with respect to future adoption of secure messaging solutions and future developments in the technologies underlying secure messaging solutions. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "potential," "continue," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," and similar expressions. For further cautions about the risks of investing in Tumbleweed, we refer you to the documents Tumbleweed files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly Tumbleweed's Form 10-K filed March 30, 2002 and Form 10-Q filed August 14, 2002. Tumbleweed assumes no obligation to update information contained in this press release.
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