Postini Features Move into Google Apps, Simplifying E-mail Security Policies for Domains

Google To create a unified Google Apps experience, Google is moving some Postini features directly into the Google Apps administrative interface. "The new Objectionable Content and Content Compliance email security settings, available directly in the Apps control panel, will allow admins to filter messages based on word lists or predefined sets of words, phrases, text […]

Google To create a unified Google Apps experience, Google is moving some Postini features directly into the Google Apps administrative interface. "The new Objectionable Content and Content Compliance email security settings, available directly in the Apps control panel, will allow admins to filter messages based on word lists or predefined sets of words, phrases, text patterns, or numerical patterns. And because these're built into the Apps infrastructure, admins will be able to use their existing user and organization structures set up for their domain to customize policies for different groups," blogged Adam Dawes, Enterprise Product Manager.

Dawes said that "Over the coming weeks, we'll be making these features available to business, education and government customers. Because all K-12 schools will automatically have these advanced email security features, we'll no longer offer Google Message Security free of charge to new K-12 Google Apps customers. With these email filters and the walled garden functionality we announced earlier this year, K-12 schools will be able to address their email security needs and easily manage policies for students and teachers -- all within Google Apps."

"While we'll continue to provide service to K-12 schools currently using advanced features of Google Message Security, we plan to add even more email security features to Apps control panel during the next year," stated Dawes. "Once comparable features are available in Google Apps, we'll require K-12 Google Apps customers using Postini to consolidate their email security features into the Apps control panel."

Google Apps for Business and Google Apps for Government customers are welcome to try these new features for your domain but willn't be required to transition until a later date next year.

For more information about the transition to the new email security settings in Apps, visit the Help Center documentation for Objectionable Content and Content Compliance and read the FAQs.

[Source: Google Enterprise blog]