Leading North American Insurance and Financial Services Provider deploys GBS IM Archiver

Woodstock, GA

GBS Enterprises Inc. (GBSX), a global software and services company specializing in delivering modernization, mobility and collaboration tools and services for large IBM Domino application and messaging environments announced that one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world has chosen GBS IM Archiver to ensure that their Sametime Instant Messaging (IM) environment meets regulatory and compliance needs.

With more than 75,000 employees, agents and distribution partners, the company needed a solution that would monitor and store all IM conversations to meet federal and local laws for securing and retrieving IM communications. GBS IM Archiver was chosen because it is the industry’s leading IM storage and discovery solution for IBM Sametime. It is fully configurable to meet the company’s needs and helps them achieve SEC 17a-4 and NASD 3010 compliance standards.

“While many organizations deploy enterprise-grade software to meet compliance and legal discovery requirements for their email environments, quite a few do not realize that the same regulatory requirements apply to their IM environments as well and often do not realize (till a discovery process begins) that it is their obligation to retrieve entire conversations – not just a collection of messages,” says Constanze Zarth, COO, GBS. “GBS IM Archiver helps address these needs without exception enabling discovery of all of information including formatting, graphics and explicit file transfers, enabling our customers to be compliant even with the most stringent discovery standards.”

About GBS (GROUP Business Software)

GBS (www.gbs.com) is the world’s leading provider of solutions for enterprises using IBM’s Collaboration Solutions (ICS) platforms, specializing in delivering modernization, mobility and analysis solutions for large application and messaging environments. GBS enables organizations with investments in Notes/Domino and Sametime infrastructures to effectively respond to the rapidly evolving needs of their business users, while lowering costs and increasing returns on these investments. GBS helps customers understand and evaluate their cur-rent infrastructure and application environments, formulate strategic technology and operational goals, and implement solutions that meet current and future business needs.

GBS has over 5,000 customers with over 4 million users of its products and services. GBS resources are available at over 11 offices across North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.gbs.com.

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