Global Relay recognized in the Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Data Security, and Hype Cycle™ for Storage and Data Protection Technologies, 2023

Global Relay has been recognized as a Sample Vendor for Digital Communication Governance in 2 Gartner Hype Cycle Reports, 2023.

03 August 2023 4 mins read
By Jay Hampshire

Global Relay has been recognized as a Sample Vendor in 2 Gartner Hype Cycle reports. We have been recognized for Digital Communication Governance in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Storage and Data Protection Technologies, 2023, as well as in the Hype Cycle for Data Security, 2023.

Gartner Hype Cycle focuses on “emerging innovative storage and data protection technologies and assesses their business impact, adoption rate, and maturity level to help I&O leaders build adaptable, future-ready storage and data protection platforms for changing business needs”. The reports assess “the most hyped storage and data protection technologies that are reshaping how we store and manage data, offering faster performance, scalability, cloud integration, and enhanced flexibility”, with Global Relay identified as one such vendor.

Digital Communications Governance (DCG) solutions, according to Gartner report for Storage and Data Protection Technologies, “help manage regulatory and organizational use policies for the growing volumes and types of digital communications”. DCG solutions sit across myriad business lines and can improve often complex compliance tasks, such as e-discovery, data retention, and misconduct risk to name but a few.

Commenting on Global Relay’s recognition within Gartner report, Chief Strategy Officer Alex Viall said:

“We are delighted to be recognized in Gartner Hype Cycle. Our view is that the report acknowledges the importance of ‘robust, secure, simple, and performant’ data storage options, as well as the need for ‘scalable and sustainable’ solutions – features that Global Relay is proud to offer. Over the past 24 years, Global Relay has stood out as the leading technology vendor for digital communications governance, and it is a reputation that continues to grow as we innovate with the changing markets and environment.”

Global Relay provides compliance tools for end-to-end compliant communications, from data capture in Global Relay App, through to records management within Archive, and AI-enabled surveillance. With 24 years’ experience, Global Relay has built reliable, secure solutions for every step of the compliance journey – consolidated in one, unified platform.

Global Relay allows firms to enhance their compliance capabilities while simultaneously mitigating third-party business risk and ensuring an ‘always-on’ solution. Global Relay is renowned for providing unparalleled customer support, from assisting with setup to building tailored, scalable data capture solutions to meet bespoke customer needs. Additionally, Global Relay is leading the charge in sustainable data solutions, with its own green data center.


Gartner, Hype Cycle for Storage and Data Protection Technologies, 2023, By Julia Palmer, Published 13 July 2023

Gartner, Hype Cycle for Data Security, 2023, By Brian Lowans, Published 14 July 2023

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About Global Relay

Global Relay is the leading provider of fully compliant, cloud electronic communications archiving, messaging, supervision, and eDiscovery solutions for the global financial sector and other highly regulated industries.

Founded in 1999, Global Relay delivers services to over 20,000 customers in 90 countries, including 22 of the top 25 banks. From the Global Relay App for compliant communications, through to intelligent archiving, superior data connectors, and proactive surveillance, Global Relay’s integrated compliance solutions enable regulated organizations to meet collaboration, privacy, and security requirements.