Global Relay is the Message Archiving Vendor in FINRA's Compliance Resource Provider Program
What is FINRA's compliance resource provider program?
FINRA works with select organizations to offer FINRA firms discounts on products and services that help them comply with securities laws and regulations.
Global Relay is FINRA's compliance resource provider for Message Archiving.
How does this help FINRA firms?
- Global Relay Services assist FINRA firms in meeting SEC Rule 17a-4, NASD Rule 3010 and FINRA Rule 8210.
- FINRA has worked with Global Relay to provide a comprehensive bundle of services for FINRA firms at a special price and terms.
- Global Relay was chosen as a FINRA compliance resource provider through a comprehensive RFP process.
Exclusive Offering for FINRA Firms
What is Global Relay offering through FINRA's compliance resource provider program?
- Access to a full suite of messaging, archiving and search services
- This package is available for FINRA firms at a special per-user monthly price. To request more information, call 1.866.484.6630 to speak with a Global Relay Account Manager.
Additional benefits include:
- Set-up fees are waived for all Global Relay Services
- Unlimited Archive storage at no cost
- Dedicated Account Manager
- 24x7x365 Support Desk
- Up to 7 year Archive Retention Term, plus Legal Holds
- One year minimum contract term
- Standard Services Terms & SLA
Through its compliance resource provider program, FINRA seeks to assist firms' compliance efforts by finding, reviewing and making third-party tools and services available at discounted prices or with additional features. FINRA receives compensation from providers in the compliance resource provider program that is used to support the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. These tools and services are provided as a convenience to firms. FINRA does not endorse these products and firms are not obligated to use them. Their use does not ensure compliance with FINRA rules or other regulations or laws.
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Customize your package of Global Relay Services. The package includes the following – select any or all of these services:
Global Relay Archive is a purpose-built compliance archiving solution, designed to assist firms in meeting FINRA and SEC Rules related to message archiving. Comprehensive compliance, supervisory, audit & eDiscovery tools are integrated into Global Relay Archive.
Global Relay Archive for Email
Archive from in-house mail servers, Hosted Exchange & Zimbra Email
Global Relay Archive for Public Instant Messaging
Archive AIM, Yahoo! & GoogleTalk
Global Relay Archive for Global Relay Messenger/Global Relay Message
Instant messaging/Persistent chat, files, forms & screenshots. (Global Relay Message is currently in Beta)
Global Relay Archive for BlackBerry
Archive Text (SMS), PIN & Call logs (BES)
Global Relay Archive for Bloomberg® messages
Archive Instant Bloomberg (IB) & BMail
Global Relay Archive for Thomson Reuters
Archive Eikon, Commentaries & Thomson Reuters Messaging (sold through Thomson Reuters)
Global Relay Archive for Social Media
Archive LinkedIn, Twitter, & Facebook* messages
* Global Relay proprietary solution coming soon; available now via partner for an additional fee
Global Relay Search provides online access to archived messages for every employee – with unified search across all message types.
Know your Vendor — About Global Relay
Global Relay has unmatched experience in the financial sector. Global Relay is the:
- Exclusive archiving partner of Thomson Reuters
- Archiving provider for over 20,000 customers worldwide
- One of the major third-party downloaders of Bloomberg® messaging
- Largest hosted public instant messaging archiving partner via Actiance (FaceTime)
Global Relay has independent third-party validation, including:
- SOC Audited data centers (Environmental Controls on each mirrored Data Center)
- KPMG Report on Global Relay Security, Business & Operational Controls
Contact Global Relay for more information about Global Relay's third-party validation.
About Global Relay:
- Global Relay owns, operates and fully manages all software and hardware
- Proprietary software developed by Global Relay with Agile methods
- Privately held, employee controlled & profitable
Global archive solutions:
- Assist firms in meeting FINRA, SEC, and other Compliance Regulations
- Assist firms in meeting UK, EU and Canadian Privacy Laws
- Support for Multiple Languages and Character Sets
Getting Started with Global Relay
Customer Service & Support
Global Relay supports FINRA firms with world-class technical, legal and compliance expertise, including:
- Setup and training: Global Relay's setup and provisioning process is quick and straightforward. We will provide your firm with training customized to your business needs and offer assistance when setting up your compliance review processes.
- Audit & eDiscovery Services: Global Relay has a dedicated in-house team of experienced professionals whose sole purpose is to assist customers firm with compliance and legal matters. Global Relay offers guidance and support during FINRA audits and exams and legal discovery requests and assists customers with data exports via SFTP.
- Legal & Compliance Services: Global Relay can assist FINRA firms by providing guidance on compliance with message archiving requirements. In addition, Global Relay can act as FINRA's third-party downloader and perform SEC filings on behalf of firms.
- Ongoing Support: FINRA firms are assigned a dedicated Global Relay Account Manager — a point of contact to answer questions and provide support. Our technical help desk is available 24x7x365; a senior support staff member can be reached at any time.
Four Easy Steps to Getting Set Up with Global Relay
Global Relay Offering for FINRA firms: To get started, call Global Relay at 1.866.484.6630
Provisioning & Migration: Global Relay will reach out to your Technical Contact to set up your firm's Archive and begin provisioning the selected Services. We can assist you to import your historical data from PSTs, old archives, etc. Global Relay can also provide SEC Filings and FINRA Third-Party Downloader Undertaking.
Training: Global Relay will arrange compliance training for your firm. You can also join Global Relay's general webinar training sessions.
Support: Contact your Global Relay Account Manager any time you have questions. Global Relay provides 24x7x365 phone tech support for all FINRA firms. In addition, the Global Relay Compliance, Audit & Legal Teams are available for assistance.