Google has recently announced that its Postini services will be discontinued, starting with renewals in November of 2012, with the expectation that it will be completely shut down by the end of 2013.

Google acquired Postini  back in 2007, and is now requiring Postini customers to migrate to Google Apps for Business™ or to find another email security solution. The Postini Small Business Edition, Postini Service Provider Edition and the Google Message Filtering™ are being phased out completely in favor of the Google Apps platform, while the existing Message Encryption™ service has yet to have an announced replacement.

An alternative

We at GFI realize that this is not great news for existing Postini users, who may be concerned with the forced migration, the likely substantially higher long-term costs with Google Apps, and the permissive Google privacy policy that may result in ads being targeted to users based on the contents of their emails.   As a result we are offering current Postini users the option to switch to GFI MailEssentials® Online and receive the service at no charge for the duration of their Postini contract.

Why switch to GFI MailEssentials Online?

For starters, you’ll get robust spam and anti-virus protection, an easy to use control panel, low pricing, great support by phone, plus an optional integrated archiving.

In addition, unlike with Postini’s filtering service, with MailEssentials Online you will have built-in email continuity — meaning that your users will be able to access, respond to and send emails, even if your mail server is down – at no extra cost.

Resellers, who may be currently using the Postini Service Provider Edition, can retain control of their customers and provide an equivalent or better solution by switching to GFI MailEssentials Online. Like end customers, resellers can transition domains to the GFI service at no cost for the remainder of the Postini contract.

What Does GFI MailEssentials Online Offer?

GFI MailEssentials Online is a comprehensive email security solution, with robust cloud-based spam and virus protection, network defense, email continuity, and optional integrated email archive.  It can be  set up in minutes, and requires no capital expenditure, and little or no ongoing maintenance.

By itself, the built-in continuity is extremely valuable.  In the event of an email outage, MailEssentials Online allows your users to continue receiving and sending emails — rather than have business grind to a halt.

Last but not least, the service includes  competent, responsive, locally-based technical support via email and phone. While  the service requires minimal maintenance and is designed to be so simple to use that there is no need for any training, in the event of any issues or questions our support team is always happy to help.


If you are ready to try GFI as an alternative to Postini before being required to migrate to Google Apps, get in touch with us today and we will show you how simple and effective GFI MailEssentials Online can be for your business.