PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smarsh®, the leading provider of hosted archiving solutions for compliance and e-discovery, today announced the Smarsh Archiving Platform now offers enhanced support for Instagram. The Smarsh Archiving Platform supports a growing body of content – including email, social media, instant messaging (IM), mobile messaging and websites – providing users with a unified search, review and production experience across all content types.
With more than 200 million active users and recently added advertising features, Instagram has become a powerful marketing tool for businesses. However, companies in regulated industries must meet recordkeeping and supervision requirements enforced by organizations like the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and other global regulatory agencies. With Smarsh, companies can leverage Instagram and other social media channels and have their data securely and readily available for production in case of an e-discovery event, investigation or audit.
“More organizations want to use new and emerging communications channels like Instagram to grow their business and promote their brand,” said Stephen Marsh, CEO of Smarsh. “With the growing number of content types comes a greater risk and resource burden. Smarsh helps companies reap the benefits of these channels with confidence in their compliance and e-discovery initiatives.”
Smarsh captures content from its customers’ specified Instagram accounts, regardless of an individual user’s device, location or network. Instagram images, posts and comments are preserved in an unalterable format, customers can apply review policies, and supervise and produce their organization’s Instagram activity separately or as part of a broader archive search.
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, Oregon, with offices in New York City, Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles and London.