Google to Acquire Postini

Posted by Justin Cresswell, Director of Client Relations

We are apparently not alone in thinking that the communications security firm Postini offers high-quality products and services.  WSG has been converting our network support clients over to Postini’s spam filtering service with excellent results.

Google showered the California-based company with serious love today, announcing their plans to acquire Postini for $625 million in cash.  Postini joins YouTube and DoubleClick in Google’s portfolio of 2007 acquisitions, and will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the search-engine giant. The agreement is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close by the end of the third quarter 2007.

In addition to using soon-to-be Google property Postini’s spam filtering tool, WSG also employs Google Analytics to track our internal web site traffic as well as client sites, and I use many of Google’s free on-line applications.

I switched my personal email from Yahoo! to Gmail about a year ago, and have also been very happy with Google Calendar.  The ability to create multiple calendars, and color code them is very useful.  I have general entries, like client meetings and work obligations colored blue, personal items as orange, sales and marketing activities as green, and all US holidays as red.  The calendar allows users to check and uncheck which calendars appear at any given time.  It’s a very easy way to keep all of my events in one place, while also maintaining the necessary separation between roles and responsibilities.