We are transitioning Postini services to the Google Apps platform beginning in 2013. This site provides the latest information to help Postini customers prepare for the upcoming transition.
News and Updates
Recording of November 20 Hangout on the Air
The Postini Transition Team presented a Hangout on the Air on the Postini Transition to Google Apps on November 20th. Topics included the transition timing, feature roadmap update, and updates on GMD, Government & Education, Resellers, and complex transitions. To watch a recording of the presentation, click here.
Additional recordings of Postini Transition presentations
GMD Transition update: September 11th
Transition update: September 4th
Transitioning from GMD to Google Apps Vault
Transitioning from GMS to the Google Apps Platform
Postini Transition for online web customers
About the Postini Transition to Google Apps
To prepare for the Postini transition to Google Apps, we have built email security and archiving features into these Google Apps services:
- Google Apps for Business / Government / Education
A professional suite of hosted email, calendar, and collaboration services
- Google Apps Vault
Archiving and discovery services for email
With this transition to Google Apps, you will receive comparable email security, protection, and archiving, but through the more robust Google Apps platform.
Google Apps email settings also work with non-Gmail mail servers such as Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes, so you don't need to switch to Gmail when transitioning from Postini to Google Apps.*
For updates and additional details on how billing and pricing will work after your transition, see Pricing in the FAQs. To learn how to perform common tasks in the Google Admin console, see the Postini Transition Guide: Getting started with your Google settings.
|Postini product||Google Apps product after the transition|
|Google Message Security||Google Apps for Business|
|Google Message Discovery||Google Apps for Business and Google Apps Vault|
|Google Message Encryption||We're working on a solution to support your encryption needs, and we will post updates to this site.|
|Google Message Filtering||This product is being phased out. Customers will be sent a non-renewal notice.|
|Postini Small Business Edition||This product is being phased out. Customers will be sent a non-renewal notice.|
|Postini Service Provider Edition||This product is being phased out. Customers will be sent a non-renewal notice.|
Before you can begin your transition to Google Apps, you will receive a series of email communications from Google with instructions about your transition. We'll send you links to the terms and conditions for using the services and the Postini Transition Amendment. You'll be able to sign these agreements via online forms, and you'll need to sign them before your renewal date. You'll have 60 days to complete your transition once you receive your transition invitation notice. (If you're an online customer, see What's different if I purchased Postini online?)
Note: If your account is within 30 days of renewal and you would like to request a new copy of the Transition Amendment, please click here to fill out a request form.
For more details, see When do I need to transition?
Note: If you do not want to transition to the Google Apps platform, see the Postini FAQs for instructions on ending your service.
No, you don't need to make any changes to your Postini service or sign up for a Google Apps account. Your Postini service will continue as usual until your transition begins (for more information, see the Transition FAQs). Once you receive your transition invitation notice, follow the instructions to begin your transition (see When do I need to transition? for more details).
* Google Apps Vault will not support archiving for Lotus Notes/Domino.