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Google App Users Offered 6 Months Free E-mail Security

Barracuda Networks : 28 August, 2012  (New Product)
Barracuda Networks is filling the e-mail security and anti-spam feature gap left by the abandonment of Google Postini
Google App Users Offered 6 Months Free E-mail Security


Barracuda Networks is offering six months of free email security via the Barracuda Email Security Service and Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall. This featured transition plan is offered to customers who are looking to replace Google Postini, as Google is forcing customers to transfer their accounts to Google Apps.

Barracuda Networks is making this bold transition available on the heels of Google’s announcement that the company is retiring the Postini service by next year. According to an article on CNET (1), Postini customers who choose not to transfer their accounts to Google Apps will see their Postini service terminated, leaving their inboxes open to spam, phishing attacks and other email-security threats.

"While Google is trying to push their customers to Google Apps, we recognise that many organisations want a choice," said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks. "Between our pure cloud solutions, our hardware appliance and our virtual appliance deployment options, we've found we can fit into just about any customer environment fulfilling a broad spectrum of privacy requirements. We welcome Postini customers to try Barracuda Networks’ email security solutions risk free for six months, particularly as they are going through this forced transition period."

Current Postini customers have the option to stay with Google by transferring their accounts to Google Apps for email security; however, they will be required to adopt a privacy policy and will reportedly lose features like email encryption (2). Postini customers who need to renew in November are being notified of the switch this month, requiring them to adopt the new changes and giving them little time to make a decision.

Why make the switch?

In addition to the cost benefits of receiving six months of email security free of charge, Barracuda Networks makes the transition from Google Postini an easy one with multiple benefits:

* Controlled privacy – Customers concerned with privacy issues related to Google Apps can be assured that Barracuda Networks does not collect any information for the purpose of serving advertisements.

* Attractive pricing – Barracuda Networks is known for its cost-effective solutions, with all-inclusive pricing on email security, web security, application security, next generation firewalls, storage, backup and more. Both the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall and Barracuda Email Security Service provide more competitive pricing than Google Postini.

* Encryption and other advanced features – Barracuda Networks’ email security solutions include advanced features such as encryption and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for no additional charge.

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