Smarsh (Actiance) Named a Leader in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant For Enterprise Information Archiving for Fourth Consecutive Year

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The Company is Positioned Furthest to the Right for Completeness of
Vision in Entire Magic Quadrant

helping customers get ahead – and stay ahead – of the risk within their
electronic communications, today announced that analyst firm Gartner has
named Smarsh (Actiance) a Leader in its 2018 Magic Quadrant
for Enterprise Information Archiving
1 for the
fourth consecutive year. The report provides a detailed overview of the
EIA market, and evaluates vendors based on completeness of vision and
ability to execute. Smarsh is positioned furthest to the right on the
completeness of vision axis in the entire Magic Quadrant.

“Today’s digital workplace conversation is shifting from email to
mobile, social and collaboration platforms. Smarsh customers are
leveraging all of these powerful communication tools responsibly with
capture and archiving support across the industry’s widest breadth of
channels, and we believe our position in the Gartner Magic Quadrant
validates this continued leadership and innovation,” said Brian Cramer,
CEO of Smarsh. “At a time when many large enterprises are struggling
under the weight of status quo, legacy archiving systems, our modern and
extensible technology stack is accelerating the adoption of modern
communications channels, helping customers extend and strengthen their
compliance and e-discovery initiatives and simply do more with their
valuable archived data.”

In 2018, Actiance and Smarsh joined workforces, aligned under the Smarsh
brand, and introduced the Connected Suite, its combined, comprehensive
product portfolio. Over the past 12 months, major drivers and
enhancements to Smarsh business have included:

  • K1 Investment Management announced
    the acquisition of Actiance, a pioneer in communications compliance,
    archiving and analytics for the top banks worldwide, for the purpose
    of combining with Smarsh. The combined company now serves more than
    6,500 customers globally, with specialized solutions for financial
    services organizations, government agencies and companies with
    recordkeeping, supervision and e-discovery obligations.
  • The launch of the new Connected
    of product offerings, encompassing electronic communications capture,
    and control.
    The Suite is designed to help customers embrace the growing number of
    communication channels that drive business and further meet their
    electronic communications retention and oversight obligations.
  • Announced updates to its executive
    leadership team
    to build on the innovative heritage of both
    Actiance and Smarsh, providing products and service engagements that
    are the right fit for customers of all sizes – from single office
    broker-dealers to the world’s largest banks and government agencies.
  • Partnered
    with NextRequest
    to provide an end-to-end solution for
    government agencies to easily respond to public records requests.
    NextRequest provides an online portal for constituents and journalists
    to submit public records requests, as well as a platform for
    government agencies to efficiently manage and respond to these
    requests. Electronic messages that are captured and archived with the
    Smarsh Connected Suite can be integrated efficiently into the record
    request and production workflow.

Download a complimentary copy of the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for
Enterprise Information Archiving here.
For more information about Smarsh and the Connected Suite, visit

1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information
Archiving” by Julian Tirsu. December 3, 2018.

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About Smarsh

Smarsh helps organizations get ahead – and stay ahead – of the risk
within their electronic communications. With innovative capture,
archiving and monitoring solutions that extend across the industry’s
widest breadth of channels, customers can leverage the productivity
benefits of email, social media, mobile/text messaging, instant
messaging/collaboration, websites and voice while efficiently
strengthening their compliance and e-discovery initiatives.

A global client base, including the top 10 banks in the United States
and the largest banks in Europe, Canada and Asia, manages billions of
conversations each month with the Smarsh Connected Suite. Government
agencies in 40 of the 50 U.S. states also rely on Smarsh to help meet
their recordkeeping and e-discovery requirements. The company is
headquartered in Portland, Ore. with nine offices worldwide, including
locations in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Bangalore, India. For
more information, visit


John Kreuzer
Lumina Communications for Smarsh, Inc.

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