Google and Postini? Makes sense to me. Postini adds vertical integration for Google's outsourced Gmail business. Large companies won't outsource e-mail without security while mid-market companies want turnkey bundled solutions. Now Google has all of the pieces in hand.
The e-mail marriage is obvious but there's more here than meets the eye. Postini has focused on broadening its offering to secure other forms of communication beyond e-mail. For example, Postini has a great portfolio for compliance including e-mail encryption, archival, and policy-enforced TLS. Not very attractive for consumers doing Google searches, but real credible stuff for enterprise … Read more