Products of the Year 2007:

Email

Bronze Award:

Postini Email Security

Readers awarded the bronze medal for email security to Postini, which was acquired by Google last September. The hosted solution scored well in its ability to block spam and other malware, as well as its ease of use and integration with existing messaging applications.

Postini Email Security is a comprehensive service to stop spam, viruses, phishing, denial-of-service and directory harvest attacks. Its multilayered protection includes heuristic and signature-based detection, and it provides detailed quarantine summary reporting to administrators through a Web console.

Delivered on the software-as-a-service model (SaaS), Postini Email Security doesn't require hardware or software, which reduces IT resource requirements and can relieve management headaches.

Postini says its patented architecture ensures no delays or disruptions to email service, no matter how high spam volumes reach. Google, in February, released messaging services that streamline Postini's assorted services into three basic bundles, for Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange and Novell GroupWise.

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