Global Relay Background Information

Global Relay Communications Inc. was founded in 1999 and has provided enterprise message archiving and monitoring services for fourteen years. Global Relay provides services directly to customers throughout North America, Europe and Asia plugging into their corporate messaging environments via a global distribution network. Major Telco's, including Allstream, Telus & Bell Canada provide Global Relay's services directly to their customers via seamless integration at the data center level. Global Relay is the archive back end of Thomson Reuters Messaging Compliance (TRMC), delivering services for Thomson Reuters customers worldwide. Global Relay is the Message Archiving Vendor in FINRA's Compliance Resource Provider Program. Leading companies such as Cisco Webex, IBM, YellowJacket, Pivot, Parallels, Eze Castle Integration and over 60 Microsoft Hosted Exchange providers such as Apptix, AppRiver, TELUS, Cobweb,, Siemens Solution1, Intermedia and Rackspace enable message archiving for their customers via technology partnerships with Global Relay.

Experience. Today, Global Relay's message archiving services are used by financial firms of all sizes. This includes 5 person hedge funds up to top Fortune 100 companies, 22 of the world's top 25 banks, the Chicago Stock Exchange, public & private companies and global multinationals. Global Relay delivers services to over 17,500 financial service firms worldwide, governed by the SEC/FINRA, the IIROC (Canada) and FSA (UK). Global Relay also works with the hedge funds of many prime brokers such as Goldman Sachs, UBS, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and others. Global Relay Archive and Compliance Reviewer services meet stringent compliance and best practice standards for electronic recordkeeping and supervision, assisting organizations to overcome challenges surrounding government regulation, privacy, corporate governance, monitoring, compliance, legal discovery, disaster recovery, business continuity and reporting requirements.

Rock-solid Reliability. In fourteen years of operations, Global Relay has never had a single incident of message loss, nor a single security issue resulting in customer data being compromised. Our record is unmatched. Global Relay developed, owns and operates its services on a fully-managed, outsourced model with East coast/West coast SSAE 16 Type II Certified data centers. Our systems are extremely reliable and cost-effective. All data archived with Global Relay has end-to-end security, encrypted with a dual encryption algorithm system using National Security Agency level AES and RSA encryption keys ensuring the highest level of data security available today. In addition, a copy of all customer data is time-date stamped and written to a dedicated, tamperproof WORM (Write Once, Read Many) drives to securely preserve an authentic, evidentiary-quality copy of every message.

High Performance Systems. The technology that powers Global Relay Archive and the monitoring systems is second to none. Our systems have unmatched scalability and are able to index terabytes of data with no performance issues. Where most archiving systems are based solely on database technology, Global Relay's system is based on a hybrid database/search engine core. A typical online search is less than three seconds. This translates into unsurpassed productivity while conducting search, retrieval and monitoring activities regardless of company size.

Implementation Specialists. One of Global Relay's greatest strengths is our ability to develop and implement an optimum technology services solution in virtually every environment. Multi-platform implementations such as with Exchange 2003/07/10, Lotus, UNIX, Zimbra or POP infrastructure are achieved seamlessly and with extreme efficiency.

Archive Unification. Global Relay Archive enables total data unification with email importing in real-time from single or multiple email server environment with full support for all Microsoft, Unix and Notes systems. Legacy import capabilities enable old email to be imported from any media type including CD/DVD/Tape enabling all messages to be stored and retrievable from a single online source. Beyond email, Global Relay Archive can capture Bloomberg Mail, Reuters Messaging, Blackberry, and all IM chat sessions from AOL, MSN and Yahoo, including voicemail from numerous PBX and VOIP phone systems.

The Company. Global Relay is a privately-held, financially sound, federal corporation with 100% growth year after year. KPMG provided unique and extensive validation of Global Relay's internal business, operational and security controls. All of Global Relay's messaging systems are proprietary and owned and operated by Global Relay.

Superior Service Team. Global Relay's team of dedicated professionals has the highest synergy of business, technical and legal expertise. Our fully-managed systems alleviate your company's burden of electronic record preservation, management, backup and storage. We have a full time in-house legal compliance department that will ensure all regulatory compliance, electronic discovery and audit requirements are met. Our technology support technicians are experienced and accessible. This is all part of our commitment to provide the best balance of service, support, quality and affordability.

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