Global Relay is a “Leader” in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving 2013

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Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Global Relay announced today that it has been positioned as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2013 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving. [1]The company is also one of the two highest placed providers out of 22 vendors in Ability to Execute. The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving is an annual assessment of companies that provide cloud-based and/or on-premise archiving solutions for user content such as electronic messaging.

Global Relay is the leading provider of cloud-based electronic message archiving, compliance, eDiscovery and supervision solutions for the global financial sector. The company designs and develops cutting-edge cloud technology that allows the largest and most heavily regulated organizations in the world to capture, archive and search some of their most sensitive data, including email, IM and mobile messaging. With the recent completion of a $24 million state-of-the-art green data center, as well as a complete redesign of its flagship product Global Relay Archive, Global Relay has raised the bar in a highly specialized and competitive industry.

In the report, Gartner analysts Alan Dayley and Garth Landers state, “Archiving as a service (aka cloud archiving) has rapidly surpassed on-premises archiving as the preferred deployment model for most organizations. Gartner sees 60% to 70% of new or replacement email archiving implementations as being cloud-based.” [1]Global Relay has positioned itself as the “vendor of choice” for large enterprise organizations looking to make the shift from legacy on-premise archiving systems to the cloud. The company has developed solutions - including direct native migration tools and a unified Archive with role-based access - that allow these organizations to resolve the key challenges related to the management of electronic messaging.

“Being named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant is an intensely proud moment for everyone at Global Relay,” said Warren Roy, Global Relay CEO. “With its scale and security, Global Relay’s private cloud technology is disrupting traditional thinking about how to manage big data and driving new possibilities for large organizations to efficiently shift to the cloud. We believe this leadership placement furthers solidifies our goal of being the number one provider of messaging and archiving services to the financial sector and other highly regulated enterprise organizations.”

According to the report, “Leaders have the highest combined measures of Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. They may have the most comprehensive and scalable products. They have a proven track record of financial performance and an established market presence. In terms of vision, they are perceived as thought leaders, with well-articulated plans for ease of use, product breadth and how to address scalability. For vendors to have long-term success, they must plan to address the expanded market requirements for EIA, including support for multiple content types, support for the cloud, solid relevant e-discovery functionality and a seamless user experience.”[1]

[1]Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving, Alan Dayley, Garth Landers, November 5, 2013.

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About Global Relay

Global Relay is the leading cloud-based message archiving, search, surveillance and eDiscovery provider for the financial services industry. Global Relay Archive securely captures and preserves email, instant messaging, mobile messaging, Lync, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and more — with BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, Android, Outlook and web access. Global Relay’s 17,500 customers in 90 countries include broker-dealers, hedge funds, investment advisors and public companies, as well as 22 of the top 25 global banks. Global Relay has strategic partnerships worldwide, including a global Strategic Partnership with Thomson Reuters for compliance archiving.

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