Google simplifies the business of email security and message discovery

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (February 5, 2008) – Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced a series of security products Powered by Postini™ that deliver message filtering, encryption and archiving for any business environment. Google’s new security services work with any mail system, including Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange, and Novell Groupwise, and with pricing starting at $3 per user per year can accommodate the budget of any business. Customers can sign up online and immediately begin to improve the security of their email.

“As threats rise in volume and complexity, and compliance requirements pile up, IT is struggling to find the resources to keep up,” said Scott Petry, director of product management, Google. “Now, Google can take care of this for you. Organizations of all shapes and sizes can get access to Google’s industry leading security and compliance technologies.”

Companies of all sizes are seeking solutions to the challenge of security and compliance. For instance, outbound message filtering helps prevent sensitive data from going outside the company firewall, which could result in identity theft or compromise a client’s personal information. Also, increasing industry regulations are creating demand for better message storage, with quick and easy retrieval.

Businesses can choose the Google security and compliance services that best suit their needs:

Google Message Filtering

  • Postini’s industry-leading service for filtering incoming spam and malware
  • for companies looking to handle the growth of spam, virus and other email threats, and want to shift the burden off of on-premises resources
  • $3 per user per year

Google Message Security

  • includes Google Message Filtering, plus enhanced virus detection, outbound processing, and content policy management
  • for companies worried about growing external security threats and internal risks, such as email data leaks or content compliance violations
  • $12 per user per year

Google Message Discovery

  • includes Google Message Security, plus one year of message data archiving, retention, and discovery
  • for companies seeking to reduce security exposure, and improve legal discovery readiness and message compliance
  • $25 per user per year for one year of archived data (additional years of data retention available separately)

The new packages are part of the Google Apps platform and are available immediately at, direct from Google, and through channel partners, and can be deployed within hours. The Google Apps suite also includes Gmail™ email services, Google Docs™ for documents, spreadsheets and presentations, Google Calendar™ shared calendaring, Google Talk™ instant messaging, and the Start Page feature for creating a customizable home page. Policy management and 90-day message discovery services are also available at no additional charge to Google Apps Premier Edition users.

Google Apps is used by more than 500,000 businesses and thousands of universities. Go to more information. These new services are Powered by Postini, and based on the same technology that protects email for nearly 40,000 customers and 14 million users a day. Check out hear what some of our customers have to say about using Google Message Security.

About Google Inc.

Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

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