Google is shutting down Postini spam filtering. The business has about 26 million users and companys that use the service will have to migrate to another solution. Although Google are trying to make the transition seamless by encouraging customer to move to Google Apps for e-mail security, it is inevitable that existing Postini customers will have to make some big changes.
Google Apps doesn’t appeal to all business customers for several well published reasons including privacy, the alternative for Postini customers is to migrate to an alternative vendor that can meet all their requirements and ideally offer them more for less. Postini customers who prefer not to transfer to Google Apps or choose an alternative solution will see their Postini service terminated, leaving their inboxes open to spam, phishing attacks and other email security threats.
As Bert Markgraf pointed out in his ‘Midsize Insider’ blog ‘generally companies don't like changes in critical systems like email. This is especially true for smaller companies that have their resources stretched already. Changing an MX record is trivial but it represents a cost and, if someone puts a dot where it shouldn't be or forgets one, the email system crashes’.
Interestingly Webroot is also exiting the email filtering market which was a big shock to some of its partners and customers. Sources suggest the vendor plans to stop supporting their email security products at the end of 2013. Following this announcement SpamTitan are speaking to existing customers about moving to SpamTitan anti spam for their email security requirements while also allowing them save on IT security budgets.
In short, if you are a Webroot or Postini customer for email filtering services, you will need to move to an alternative, you have options. As an alternative SpamTitan is a wise choice, a company that is growing, coming first in industry awards and offers great value for money.
SpamTitan anti spam is used by businesses in over 100 countries worldwide. SpamTitan blocks over 99.97% of spam with almost 0% false positives and includes dual anti-virus protection and a powerful anti phishing module as well as being priced competitively for business customers.
As Postini and Webroot fade into the woodwork, SpamTitan, voted No 1 antispam solution in the July virus bulletin test is not going anywhere!
Our team will be happy to answer any questions from Postini orWebroot Email Security customers and advice on seamless migration options, pricing and recommended timescales.
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