OIT invites campus IT staff to Postini information session on May 11

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) will hold an information session regarding the implementation of the new campus Google Postini e-mail archiving and anti-spam services from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11 in Room 136 of the Monteith Research Center on Centennial Campus.

OIT plans to implement these new e-mail-related services in mid-June. The e-mail archiving service will help faculty and staff comply with public records retention and legal discovery requirements by automatically copying e-mail traffic of centrally supported e-mail systems in a searchable, user e-mail archive. OIT also plans to replace its two anti-spam products, M+Guardian and Sophos PureMessage, with Postini’s anti-spam services. As a third goal, OIT is exploring methods of leveraging Postini’s unlimited archive service as a tiered, long-term e-mail storage to support consolidation of historical e-mail archives maintained by faculty, staff and departmental IT groups.

While many aspects of the Postini deployment are still being developed, campus IT staff are encouraged to attend this session to learn and ask questions about these new services, their technical architecture/components as well as the impact they will have on faculty and staff.