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Smarsh Selected by LinkedIn for Compliance Program

Smarsh®, the leading provider of hosted archiving solutions for business communications, today announced that it has been selected to the LinkedIn Certified Compliance Partner program. The Smarsh Archiving Platform now offers enhanced support for LinkedIn, which is designed to enable financial services firms to leverage the business value of LinkedIn while meeting the recordkeeping and supervision requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and other international regulatory agencies.

Developed in conjunction with LinkedIn, Smarsh captures content through a direct connection with LinkedIn APIs. Customers can search and supervise their organization’s LinkedIn activity, including Company Pages, Profiles, Posts and Groups. Firms also have the ability to:

  • Preserve LinkedIn content in an unalterable format that is easily producible for regulatory examinations, audits or e-discovery events
  • Search and review LinkedIn content intelligently in a new interface designed to showcase the full conversation and context of posts, comments and messages
  • Leverage the Archiving Platform’s universal search capabilities across all supported content, including email, instant messaging, mobile, and other social platforms
  • Manage the provisioning of archiving for each LinkedIn account with self-service administrative tools

Upgraded support for LinkedIn using the Smarsh Archiving Platform has already rolled out to more than 600 existing financial services customers around the world.

“LinkedIn is an essential communications channel and business tool for our firm. With Smarsh, we’re able to meet our compliance requirements without placing a burden on our IT department, as the platform allows us to seamlessly control, authorize and monitor users,” said Jesse Reinfelder, Compliance Officer at Rosenblatt Securities. “In addition, the ability to preserve and display social media content in its native format provides us with confidence that content is producible for any regulatory examinations or audits.”

“LinkedIn is the No. 1 social media channel used and requested by financial advisors,” said Stephen Marsh, CEO of Smarsh. “We’ve worked closely with LinkedIn to construct a solution that simplifies and strengthens compliance oversight, but also gives our mutual customers the freedom to connect, share ideas and discover opportunities using the world’s largest professional network.”

About Smarsh (www.smarsh.com)

Smarsh® delivers cloud-based archiving solutions for the information-driven enterprise. Its centralized platform provides a unified compliance and e-discovery workflow across the entire range of digital communications, including email, public and enterprise social media, websites, instant messaging and mobile messaging. Founded in 2001, Smarsh helps more than 20,000 organizations meet regulatory compliance, e-discovery and record retention requirements. The company is headquartered in Portland, Ore. with offices in New York City, Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles and London. For more information, visit www.smarsh.com, follow @SmarshInc on Twitter or like Smarsh on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SmarshInc.

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