Suddenly chief security officers, chief information security officers, and network managers are seeing dollars in the clusters and clouds. Intransa and Pivot3 are pioneering security video storage clusters while IT security is looking to the clouds for email security.

John Latonna, manager of network security at Brunswick, has moved email security to the cloud – Google’s cloud to be specific. And he is saving significant dollars while also outsourcing some of the headaches.

Adam Swidler, senior product manager with Google Enterprise, wants others to soar cloudward.

Email Security:

Google email security service, powered by Postini, helps keep email free from spam, viruses, phishing, and other email threats. Google email security is a hosted solution that blocks spam and other threats well before they reach an enterprise. Unlike legacy products, it requires no hardware or software to install and maintain, thus greatly reducing your IT resource requirements and costs.

Complete spam and virus protection

Comprehensive message security to stop spam, viruses, phishing, denial of service (DoS), directory harvest attacks (DHA), and other email attacks

Zero-hour anti-virus protection with multi-layered protection, including heuristic and signature-based detection

Extensive and detailed quarantine summary reporting to end users through a convenient web console

Content-based policies for inbound and outbound traffic

Built-in lexical analysis for social security and credit card numbers

Build virtually any custom content rule with regular expression matching

Apply a variety of policy dispositions to triggered content — approve, bounce, quarantine, quarantine redirect, log and deliver

Real-time processing with scale and reliability

Patented real-time, pass-through architecture ensures that there are no delays, message loss or disruptions to email service, regardless of how high spam volumes climb

99.999% availability for message processing and capacity to handle billions of transactions a day

Policy enforced domain to domain messaging encryption using standard SSL or TLS protocols

SAS 70 Type II certified and WebTrust seal validates Google's stringent standards for physical and operational security, assuring the safety of your communications

Manage communication policies for message attachments and content

Email Archving:

Google Message Discovery, powered by Postini, is an easily-deployed, hosted service that helps organizations manage email retention and security, providing both complete email security and a centralized, searchable repository so you can locate email quickly in the event of legal discovery. Email security and archiving services are available together with up to 10 years of retention for $45 per user per year.

Manage email retention and discovery

Capture and index all of your organization's email and attachments in a centralized repository

Store email in redundant and secure Google data centers, creating a reliable, offsite backup

Identify specific emails and attachments quickly through a search interface using parameters such as date range, sender, recipient, subject and content

Place search results on litigation hold to preserve messages beyond their retention periods

Export search results to PST or MBOX format for further review and analysis

Integrated security protects against spam and viruses

Enable comprehensive message security to stop spam, viruses, phishing, denial of service (DoS), directory harvest attacks (DHA), and other email attacks

Set content-based policies for inbound and outbound traffic

Patented real-time, pass-through architecture ensures that there are no delays, message loss or disruptions to email service, regardless of how high spam volumes climb

Manage email security settings and the archive from a single, unified console

Deploy rapidly and maintain effortlessly

Start archiving in a matter of days, with no hardware or software to install on site

Performance is monitored 24/7 by Google, and our services are SAS 70 audited

Updates are released automatically at no additional cost and with no installation effort required

Email Encryption:

Business requirements, industry regulations and government mandates all dictate that companies sufficiently protect communications that contain sensitive or regulated data. Whether it's personally identifiable information, financial data, medical records or proprietary corporate property, you simply must ensure that sensitive content reaches its destination safely. Google Message Encryption, powered by Postini, is a cost-effective hosted solution that automatically encrypts email based on your policy definitions, helping organizations avoid the financial penalties and brand equity damage that can result from sending proprietary or regulated data via unprotected email.

Send encrypted messages to business partners and customers

No additional software, hardware or technical training required

Automated or user-initiated encryption for confidential emails to any recipient

Centralized reporting of encrypted messages and policy enforcement

Centrally-managed content inspection, encryption policies to help comply with GLBA, HIPAA, PCI DSS and Data privacy regulations

Content based policies

Granular content rules let administrators define and enforce specific content policies for data security

Deep inspection of messages and attachments automatically applies encryption policy to regulated content

Full integration with built-in content policy management lexicons enables simple, automated encryption of policy controlled content 

Multiple delivery options

Secure web delivery enables encrypted message pickup from a customized web portal with your company's own look and feel

Direct inbox delivery sends encrypted email directly to the recipient's inbox as an encrypted attachment

Automated notification if the recipient doesn't view the secured message