Google has announced a plan to acquire on-demand web security firm Postini for $625m cash. The deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close by end of the third quarter 2007, after which Postini will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Google. Postini's services - which include email filtering, archiving, …
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Google has announced it will be acquiring Microsoft for an estimated $999 Billion.
Sources from Google say that they will be using "pocket change" to purchases the software giant and dont mind paying over 5 times the value of the company.
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Yet another reason not to use gmail... and I thought the "when you delete your email... we don't" reason was enough!
The purchase by Google shows the importance of online security.
The next big company to make it in the market is going to be Webargos. They do online serveillance to protect your companies data from getting out into the public. Check them out at Webargos.com
Postini is about the best filter service going IMHO
I've been comparing services from a privacy protection. Postine is MUCH, MUCH better than the competition, that's why it has been able to sell to Swiss banks as well.
Microsoft and Google Butt'ing heads
Did Google pick the right horse? Is snaffelling up the one big US player enough for world domination. It didn't work for Microsoft...
Postini might be top dog with US companies, but they're not an 800 lb global gorilla.
Microsoft brought some market share in this space in 2006 with Frontbridge, but this report http://thebackchannel.blogspot.com/ shows that globally Messagelabs are the ones to beat.
Assuming Google wrap Postini into Google Apps for MyDomain that is really going to make their new business mail service very attractive. It will be interesting to watch this one develop.
Anyone know more details about the technology that Postine has developed their product base on? Curious how far it can be integrated with the rest of Google's systems or whether they will just appear to be another federated customer.
The Same Postini that...
..one day blocked the recent DoJ hoax, and then allowed it through to our users the next?
Hopefully Google can improve it's success rate.
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