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Tumbleweed appoints Sigma 5 as its latest channel partner for Australia

  • 19 March, 2008 12:27

<p>“Tumbleweed® Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: TMWD), an industry leader in managed file transfer and email security, today appointed Australia-based Sigma 5 as its latest channel partner in the Tumbleweed Alliance Program (TAP) for the Asia Pacific region. The appointment of another TAP channel partner will continue the expansion of Tumbleweed solutions across a broad range of vertical markets in Australia.</p>
<p>"Sigma 5 is confident that the inclusion of Tumbleweed messaging security solutions into our product range will deliver a new level of support for our client base and the South Australian business sector,” said Mr. Benjamin Baran, Director, Sigma 5.</p>
<p>He continued, “With almost a decade of experience with various email content filtering products and their application, our view of Tumbleweed's MailGate product is that it is able to deliver the most comprehensive level of email content filtering with a powerful but intuitive administrative interface. It allows businesses to enforce corporate policies and meet compliance requirements, without a lengthy or complex deployment process.”</p>
<p>Tumbleweed’s award-winning suite of email security and managed file transfer products include MailGate® for comprehensive email security, Secure Messenger™ for email encryption, and SecureTransport™ for managed file transfer. MailGate is one of the most robust, effective and easy-to-manage systems available. It features exceptional content filtering and data loss prevention capabilities, while protecting enterprises of all sizes against virus outbreaks, botnets, spam and denial-of-service attacks. In fact, MailGate’s Intelligent Edge Defense effectively eliminates up to 90 percent of email traffic before it can penetrate the corporate email infrastructure.</p>
<p>Tumbleweed to continue growth in Australia</p>
<p>For Tumbleweed’s Regional Vice President Asia Pacific and Japan, Mr. Stree Naidu, the addition of Sigma 5 will further expand the company’s solutions across local reseller channels in the Australian market.</p>
<p>“Organisations in Asia Pacific are following global trends of increasingly upgrading their email security solutions – beyond in-bound threat protection against spam and viruses, outbound protection is increasingly important to organisations looking to prevent data loss. Our partner network is evolving to support these regional business demands,” outlined Mr. Naidu.</p>
<p>”The addition of Sigma 5 further extends our footprint in the Australian business marketplace. Our growing partner network positions us to effectively maintain our position as the leading provider of both email security and managed file transfer solutions.”</p>
<p>The channel friendly Tumbleweed Alliance Program allows qualified security resellers to sell the Tumbleweed email security, file transfer security and identity validation products with exceptional program benefits and product margins. Benefits include ease of adoption; favourable margins; outstanding growth opportunity and innovative customer focused programs.</p>
<p>More information about the Tumbleweed Alliance Program qualifications and details can be found at the Tumbleweed Web site at</p>
<p>Safe Harbor Statement
Tumbleweed cautions that forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on plans and expectations as of the date of the press release, and that a number of factors could cause the actual results to differ materially from the guidance given at this time. These factors are described in the Safe Harbor statement below.
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 demand for, and functionality of, Tumbleweed’s solutions, as well as Tumbleweed’s relationship with Sigma 5. 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 17, 2008.
Tumbleweed assumes no obligation to update information contained in this press release. Although this release may remain available on Tumbleweed’s website or elsewhere, its continued availability does not indicate that Tumbleweed is reaffirming or confirming any of the information contained herein.</p>
<p>About Sigma 5</p>
<p>Sigma 5 is an Australian Information Technology consulting company that provides specialist services in Network and Information security. Our aim is to partner with organisations and help them understand the value of their information and compliance responsibilities, whilst educating them about the risks of conducting their business on-line. To help protect these organisations, we are able to provide tailored solutions built around products from leading security- only vendors.</p>
<p>Sigma 5 provides its clients with services which are delivered through the adaption of the Six Sigma quality process and the COSO Internal Control Framework originating from the Sarbanes Oxley Act, and their application to IT Systems. Our areas of expertise include:</p>
<p>* Firewall Integration, Management and Reporting
* Email Content Filtering, Management and Reporting
* Web Content Filtering, Management and Reporting
* VPN Configuration and Management
* Malicious and Privacy-Invasive software Advisory and Protection
* Audit and Risk Assessment
* Development of Security and Usage Policies
* Voice and Data Network Advisory and Procurement Services
* General Information Technology Advisory Services</p>
<p>About Tumbleweed</p>
<p>Tumbleweed Communications Corp. (NASDAQ:TMWD), an industry leader in managed file transfer and email security, provides enterprise-class solutions to organisations of all sizes. Tumbleweed’s innovative products enable organisations to effectively manage and protect business-critical Internet communications, with capabilities that span secure file transfer, encryption, data loss prevention, and email security. Tumbleweed has more than 3,200 customers worldwide, including blue-chip companies across an array of industries such as technology, retail, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, telecom, energy, and the U.S. Government. The world’s most security conscious organisations rely upon Tumbleweed technology including Bank of America Securities, JP Morgan Chase &amp; Co., the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Our award-winning products build on 15 years of R&amp;D and 27 security patents in the U.S. alone – many of which are licensed by other security vendors. More information can be found at</p>
<p>Tumbleweed, SecureTransport, Secure Messenger and MailGate are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Tumbleweed Communications Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
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