Tumbleweed Communications opens secure inbox for messages

Tumbleweed Communications opens secure inbox for messages

Tumbleweed Communications opens secure inbox for messagesTumbleweed Communications Corp. is opening up a Secure Inbox for the next release of its Integrated Messaging Exchange secure communications software, which is being used in Postal Service and NASA pilots.

The Secure Inbox will work with existing e-mail clients and Web browsers to receive, store and organize files that have been sent over a secure link via IME 4.0.

The communications platform from Tumbleweed Communications of Redwood City, Calif., can exchange most kinds of data files securely.

The sender accesses an IME account with a Web browser and encrypts and uploads selected files to a secure server under a unique uniform resource locator. The server can belong to the user site or can be Tumbleweed's own hardware. Each Secure Sockets Layer transmission can undergo a second encryption on the target server.

IME notifies the recipient of the URL by e-mail, then notifies the sender when the recipient has downloaded the files. E-mail is used only for notification, not for data transmission. Secure Inbox gives the recipient a place to receive and store the files securely.

IME 4.0 will be a free upgrade to current IME users. Software licensing costs $2,000 and up, and per-transaction fees range up to 50 cents, depending on volume.

Contact Tumbleweed Communications at 800-640-3888.

'William Jackson


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