Smarsh Partners with DLT Solutions to Provide Federal Agencies With Solution for Text Message Records Retention and Oversight


Federal Archive enables agencies to easily capture, retain, search and produce employee text messages for records preservation, FOIA and litigation preparedness

PORTLAND, Ore.  – Smarsh, helping customers get ahead – and stay ahead – of the risk within their electronic communications, today announced a new partnership with DLT Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tech Data and the premier government technology solutions aggregator. DLT Solutions will distribute the Smarsh Federal Archive, a cloud-based mobile text message archiving solution, to the U.S. federal government.

The Federal Archive is the only text message archiving solution to receive a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization. The solution enables government agencies to automate the capture, retention, search and production of employee text messages in support of records preservation, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and litigation preparedness initiatives.

“Smarsh is excited to help government agencies embrace transparency and solve the recordkeeping, legal and public disclosure challenges that emerge with employee use of mobile devices,” said Brian Cramer, Smarsh CEO. “Partnering with DLT Solutions enables us to leverage its contract portfolio, sales and marketing services, market intelligence and powerful channel partner ecosystem. Federal agencies have a clear and trusted avenue through DLT to quickly strengthen their risk postures around mobile employee communications.”

The Federal Archive is designed to support federal IT managers, mobile device managers, CIOs, CISOs, legal teams and records officers. The solution captures employee text communications and accompanying metadata directly from leading mobile carriers AT&T and Verizon. Content is preserved in a full threaded context, and users can perform both simple and complex searches and produce messages on-demand for secure export.

“The Smarsh Federal Archive solution can help federal agencies modernize, strengthen and streamline their processes for managing mobile messaging risks and record retention,” said Chris Wilkinson, senior vice president, Sales, DLT Solutions, a Tech Data company.“This technology meets U.S. government requirements and is readily available through several DLT contract vehicles.”

Federal Archive can be procured through DLT’s GSA IT Schedule 70 and NASA SEWP V contracts. Deployment of the Federal Archive technology is contingent upon final authorization from the FedRAMP Project Management Office. For more information on acquiring the Federal Archive, please visit https://www.dlt.com/government-products/smarsh.

For more information on the Federal Archive and other Smarsh archiving solutions, please visit https://www.smarsh.com/products/connected-archive/federal-archive/.

About Smarsh
Smarsh helps government organizations get ahead – and stay ahead – of the risk within their electronic communications. Agencies can reduce the burden and time required when responding to records requests and consolidate from multiple systems into a modernized, comprehensive retention and production solution. Capture, archiving and monitoring solutions extend across the industry’s widest breadth of channels, including email, social media, mobile/text messaging, instant messaging/collaboration, websites and voice. Government agencies in 40 of the 50 U.S. states rely on Smarsh to help meet their recordkeeping and e-discovery requirements. Founded in 2001, 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 www.smarsh.com.

About DLT Solutions
DLT Solutions is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tech Data, the world’s leading end-to-end distributor of technology products, services and solutions. DLT is the premier government solutions aggregator that specializes in understanding the IT needs of the federal, state, local and education markets. We help simplify the process for independent software vendors, federal systems integrators and value-added resellers doing business in the public sector. Leveraging Tech Data’s end-to-end portfolio, an extensive array of public sector contract vehicles, and dedicated channel and enablement services, DLT provides government agencies and channel partners with the means to rapidly and cost-effectively transform technology to achieve mission success. For more information, please visit www.dlt.com.

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