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Google picks up Postini

Given their recent spate of frenetic activity, you’d almost be forgiven for thinking that Google had forgotten about its GMail email service. Fear no more, as the company has just announced a massive acquisition. Google has just acquired email security company Postini for a tidy sum of $625 million. Postini, for those that don’t know, is in the business of scanning incoming messages for viruses, trojans, and other malware. If the service detects such incoming evil, it effectively quarantines the messages, prohibiting them from causing further harm. Postini is used by many many enterprise level clients, including large corporations, large universities, and much more. We even use it here at BGR. This could be a huge boost to Google’s virus scanning services, making GMail more secure than ever. Everyone feel a bit better now? Good, we do too.


Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.