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Tumbleweed highlighted key report findings, in conjunction with Aberdeen Group, on messaging security trends in today's IT market

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Tumbleweed® Communications Corp. (NASDAQ:TMWD), the industry’s leading pure play messaging security vendor, today highlighted key report findings, in conjunction with Aberdeen Group, on messaging security trends in today’s IT market.

The Messaging Security Benchmark Report: Strategies for Securing Inbound and Outbound Corporate Communications, surveyed more than 116 companies to determine how IT organizations are using messaging security products to improve the efficiency of their organizations.

The report finds that most IT organizations are still focused on preventing inbound messaging security threats like malware, however, despite an increased awareness about confidential data leaks, only a minority of respondents have technology in place to address this outbound threat.

Most IT organizations take the necessary precautions to control inbound messaging threats, with 89 percent deploying technology against them, however most still fail to address the equally important risk of outbound data leaks. 80 percent of companies surveyed are aware of and concerned with the loss of confidential data via outbound email, though only 43 percent have implemented messaging security solutions to mitigate these acknowledged outbound security threats.

“Inbound and outbound email security should be viewed as connected – not as separate problems,” says Willy Leichter, director of product marketing for the MailGate® product suite for Tumbleweed Communications. “Organizations need consistent policy controls, effective content filtering, and robust security products to keep out inbound threats and prevent leaks of sensitive data at the corporate gateway.”

Tumbleweed Communications Corp. (Nasdaq: TMWD)

Aberdeen Group Inc.

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