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

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COSTO COSTO Council of Security and Strategic Technology Organizations  2002

REMINDER...for Thursday (Oct. 17)

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Tumbleweed tumbleweed, any of several plants, particularly abundant in prairie and steppe regions, that commonly break from their roots at maturity and, drying into a rounded tangle of light, stiff branches, roll before the wind, covering long distances and scattering seed as (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 United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  Department of Defense, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, Office of Homeland Security, Department of Energy and the National Institute of Standards and Technology National Institute of Standards and Technology, governmental agency within the U.S. Dept. of Commerce with the mission of "working with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards" in the national interest. , among others.


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.


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

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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.


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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 NTT Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
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, 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 Redwood City is a suburb located on the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Redwood City is the county seat of San Mateo County. As of the 2005 census, the city had a total population of 76,000. .

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 Safe Harbor

1. A legal provision to reduce or eliminate liability as long as good faith is demonstrated.

2. A form of shark repellent implemented by a target company acquiring a business that is so poorly regulated that the target itself is less attractive.
 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 Form 10-K

A report required by the SEC from exchange-listed companies that provides for annual disclosure of certain financial information.

Form 10-K

See 10-K.
 filed March 30, 2002 and Form 10-Q Form 10-Q

See 10-Q.
 filed August 14, 2002. Tumbleweed assumes no obligation to update information contained in this press release.
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