Global Relay Takes Position as World's Largest Archiver of LinkedIn Messaging for Compliance

With Over 200 Customers Archiving LinkedIn Messaging Data, Global Relay Leads Industry in Compliant Social Media Archiving in the Cloud

New York, NY – May 22, 2012 — Global Relay, the world leader in cloud-based message archiving, recently announced the addition of its 200th customer for compliance archiving of LinkedIn social media content. This milestone propels Global Relay into a clear market leadership position for social media compliance.

Developed in-house by Global Relay in partnership with LinkedIn, this cloud-based solution seamlessly captures messaging data directly from LinkedIn. This ensures that archiving takes place no matter where, when or how an employee uses LinkedIn — including on smartphones, tablets and home computers. Global Relay Archive for LinkedIn presents LinkedIn data clearly and intuitively in the Archive interface, giving compliance officers and managers easy visibility into exactly what employees changed, added or communicated.

Until recently, many firms in the financial industry have been hesitant to enable LinkedIn for their employees because of uncertainties around regulatory compliance. The rules of FINRA, the SEC and other regulators require that electronic business records must be archived, supervised and 'litigation ready'. This includes social media such as LinkedIn, as well as email, instant messaging, BlackBerry, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, websites and more – each of which are fully supported by Global Relay Archive.

"We are seeing massive uptake of Global Relay Archive for LinkedIn as firms decide to unleash the huge potential of LinkedIn for business development, networking, and marketing, but until now were struggling to do so in a compliant manner," said Shannon Rogers, Global Relay President and General Counsel. "One reason companies choose Global Relay for social media archiving is our unparalleled depth of expertise in compliance, audit and eDiscovery. Additionally, we can solve all their messaging compliance requirements in a single unified archive solution – LinkedIn, together with Twitter and Facebook, can be unified with the firm's email, IM, text messaging, Bloomberg and more for efficient supervision, audits and eDiscovery."

Employees can instantly find and retrieve any of their own historical LinkedIn messages anywhere, anytime (along with any other electronic message type) using Global Relay Search for BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, Android, Microsoft Outlook or web browsers.

Since 1999, Global Relay has been providing cloud-based message archiving services that assist financial firms in meeting compliance requirements for the recordkeeping and supervision of electronic messages. More information about Global Relay Archive for LinkedIn can be found at or by calling Global Relay at 866.484.6630.