Postini, a wholly owned subsidiary of Google Inc., is considered a global leader in on-demand Communication Security and Compliance solutions. With a customer base that consists of more than 3535,000 businesses and 10 million users worldwide, the company delivers full spectrum message security, archiving, encryption, and policy enforcement applications and solutions. This security suite of tools can be used to protect a company’s email, instant messaging, and other web-based communications.
Postini’s founding vision is to bring to market technology solutions that address enterprise messaging problems in a different way. The company’s on-demand offering is designed to liberate small to mid-sized businesses in the commercial and retail sectors from the burdens associated with traditional on-premise email security solutions.
With Postini, an enterprise is protected against increasingly malicious internet-based attacks, and compliance is ensured for government, industry, and internal mandates. The bottom-line benefits to SMBs: the ability to re-establish increased productivity for users.
Postini’s team of researchers and analysts process over 1 billion messages per day, giving them an impressive, real-time pool of intelligence on what’s happening on the Internet, who the “bad guys” are, and what they are doing, today. This enables the company to stay ahead of the latest hacker tactics and to proactively protect their customers from even the most advanced attacks.
Using Postini, companies benefit from the network effect of their intelligence gathering, making operations more safe and more productive. Postini invented the software as a service (SaaS) approach to providing communications security and compliance, and holds two fundamental patents in the space, with more patents pending.
Postini’s patented “stateless” architecture and redundant global data centers are backed by certifications such as SAS 70 Type II, WebTrust, and the Department of Commerce/UE Safe Harbor. This provides organizations with the ultimate trusted backbone. The Postini Message Center is available in 14 languages, with service and support available 24×7 worldwide, and proven 99.999% reliability.
As an on-demand service, there is no software or hardware to buy, install, maintain, or upgrade. Administrators use standard web browsers to manage the system, and users seamlessly continue to use their existing email, IM, and web software. This delivery model helps Postini customers save as much as 90% compared to hardware or software solutions.
Postini is consistently rated as the top message security vendor in independent magazine, test lab, and analyst reviews. Postini processes more messages each day than all other managed security service providers combined, so customers can be assured their organization is secure, compliant, and productive.