Expand your Community
Global Relay Message Hub is a secure, high-capacity and high-speed message routing service that extends the reach of your existing Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) or Lync Server to a community of external partners and clients. Message Hub lets you quickly and securely collaborate with thousands of counterparties using external OCS/Lync servers while remaining fully compliant with regulatory requirements.
Global Relay Message Hub facilitates 2-party and multi-party instant messaging (IM) communication between your in-house OCS/Lync clients and any federated OCS/Lync clients. Your existing Microsoft OCS/Lync installation continues to manage all internal communications. High-end OCS/Lync features such as desktop audio, video, application sharing and PBX integration will continue to be fully available.
Collaborate with Thomson Reuters Eikon & RM Users
Global Relay is the exclusive Compliance Archiving Partner for Thomson Reuters Compliance Manager (TRCM) and for Eikon, Thomson Reuters' next generation desktop and collaboration platform. Global Relay Message Hub also facilitates 2-party IM conversations between Thomson Reuters RM clients and OCS/Lync clients.
Full Access to Global Relay Message Community
Global Relay Message is a high performance messaging service that allows buy-side and sell-side communities to connect and collaborate while guaranteeing full privacy, security and compliance. The Global Relay Message service is designed with the scalability, resiliency and reliability to securely connect millions of users and millions of messages each hour. Global Relay Message users have full access to the Thomson Reuters and OCS/Lync communities through the Message Hub.
Simplifying Open Federation
Eliminate Administrative Overhead and Security Concerns
Configuring a traditional OCS/Lync federation to communicate outside your corporate domain, requires you to either enable open federation or manage a closed list of federation partners and have each partner individually configured to all the other OCS or Lync Servers. Open federation results in significant exposure to security risks so it is seldom used by the financial community. Managing a closed list of federation partners is time-consuming, complex, and resource intensive.
Global Relay Message Hub simplifies this process through a centralized, highly resilient and secure hub that routes messages to active partner servers. A simple configuration change to any Access Edge server allows you to quickly and securely federate with multiple OCS/Lync Servers by automatically routing external IM & Presence messages through Message Hub.
Maximize Current Hardware Investments
Since Message Hub is available as a service, the time and cost associated with installing and managing new hardware and software is not required. Your existing Microsoft OCS/Lync installation continues to manage all of your internal communication needs. High-end features of OCS/Lync such as desktop audio, video, application sharing, and PBX integration continue to function as before.
Access the Thomson Reuters Community of Users
Thomson Reuters Messaging represents a community of elite names within the financial community. Until now, access to this community has been restricted to a few large organizations with direct ties to Thomson Reuters, through Thomson Reuters Interchange. Global Relay Message Hub is the new message "clearing house" delivering open access to this community of users.
Maintain Complete Control
You control all aspects of your company's participation in the Global Relay Message Hub service. This includes configuring flexible block/allow rules to establish what interaction your company's OCS/Lync domains have with the OCS/Lync domains of other companies within the Message Hub community.
- Simplified management and support - one connection vs. 1,000's
- Reduce support costs
- Reduce risk & improve reliability
- Expand your community
- Easily connect multiple offices
- Connect to external counterparties
- Enable your organization to communicate with users in the Thomson Reuters community
- Connect in minutes using SIP and M-TLS (Mutual TLS) connections
- Presence (all standard status and custom OCS presence messages are supported): 2-party Instant Messages (IM), Multiparty Instant Messages (MIM), OCS premium features work locally (voice, video)
- Local traffic stays local
- High-end features of OCS such as desktop audio, video, application sharing, and PBX integration continue to function as before
- Supports Microsoft OCS 2007, OCS 2007 R2
- Communicate with Thomson Reuters Messaging clients
- Supports Office Communicator (OC), Communicator Web Access (CWA)