Google building Postini features into Apps

Google has started to move e-mail security features from its Postini service into Google Apps, so that IT administrators who use both products don't have to toggle back and forth.

"Today, we're excited to announce our first step in creating a unified Google Apps experience by moving some Postini features directly into the Google Apps administrative interface," wrote Adam Dawes, a Google enterprise product manager, .

The long-term plan is to merge all of the Postini Google Message Security functionality into the Google Apps security administration control panel, a Google spokesman said. The Postini security functions include anti-virus protection, spam filtering and content compliance.

Google will continue to offer Postini's Google Message Security as a standalone product to customers who aren't using Google Apps, the spokesman said.