bva found out today that the rumors are true which we have know for some time. Google will retire Postini, migrate features to Google Apps for all their 26 million users. Google has built the e-mail security and archiving features into two Google Apps products, which it will transition to customers next year. This will be an interesting transition and move over to a new platform.
The Web announced the transition today, saying that it has spent the last year building Postini’s features into Google Apps for Business, a professional suite, and Google Apps Vault, an e-mail archiving and discovery service.
“With this transition to Google Apps, you can receive similar email security, protection, and archiving, but through the more robust Google Apps service,” Google said in a company blog post. “Google Apps also works with mail servers such as Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes, so you don’t need to switch to Gmail.”
How customer services will transition:
Customers receiving information about the transition process at least 60 days before their migration is scheduled to begin. Customers who do not wish to transition to Google Apps will see their Postini service terminated at the end of their contract.
The service currently has about 26 million users. Google acquired Postini for $625 million in 2007.