Change to Postini Message Security for Google Apps

This news affects only those who have activated Postini Message Security as part of their Google Apps service. If you purchased Google Apps for Business from Ecological Hosting and you aren’t sure whether you are using Postini, please contact us.

What’s Changing?

The Google Apps team recently added key features of Postini Message Security directly into the Google Apps control panel. The email features (including compliance footers, restricted email delivery, attachment controls, and more) are comparable to those offered with Google Message Security, and simpler to manage.

As a result, Google is deprecating the Postini Message Security service that is integrated with Google Apps accounts.

What’s Next?

Google are asking all Google Apps customers with integrated Postini Message Security to consolidate their email management settings in Google Apps and to remove Postini from their mail flow.

In the coming months, Google Apps customers will receive notifications from Google with instructions and a deadline for completing this transition for domains on their account.

It is also expected to see lower false positive rates for messages sent within your organization by using only Gmail’s spam filtering capabilities.

Resources:

FAQ: Postini to Google Apps Transition
Step-by-step Transition Guide (you will receive an email when your account is ready to transition)
New email filters in Google Apps: Blog post and setup article

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