Postini service end of life

Google announced last month that it’s shutting down it’s popular Postini email filtering service and forcing users to transition to Google Apps. Google will stop selling Postini services on December 31, 2012 and completely shut the service down by the end of 2013. Users that don’t want to switch to Google Apps will have few options. Google’s website tells users “your Postini service will terminate at your contract end date” unless they switch to Google Apps. It’s even worse for users of Google Message Filtering, Postini Small Business Edition, and Postini Service Provider Edition. Those services will not be migrated to Google Apps and users will receive a non-renewal notice.

So what are Postini’s 26 million users going to do? One option is to switch to a service like MX Guardian. MX Guardian is ideal for small to medium-sized businesses that want secure, reliable spam and virus filtering for their entire domain. There is no need to setup users in advance. Just a simple change to the domain’s MX record and everyone is happy. Spam and virus-infected messages are blocked and quarantined before they enter the customers network. An administrator can view and release messages from the quarantine through a user-friendly web interface.

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Full disclosure: MX Guardian is owned by Kent Oyer

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