To most of its users, Relativity is a review tool for use in litigation or regulatory investigations. It is robust, does its job well, is well supported and, with the launch of its new interface, Aero UI, is user-friendly and easy to work with.
There are layers beyond that, however, which most users are not directly concerned with. Relativity Trace, for example, is a compliance and monitoring tool built on Relativity which diverts its functionality to a more proactive role.
Beyond that is a further layer which most users take for granted, but which matters very much to their administrators and clients. That is the implementation of security protection, keeping data safe against threats from outside or within. Relativity has thrown a great deal of resource at security in the last few years, both in terms of development and in the number of people employed with that function.
That has been recognised in two developments in the last few days. One is the attainment of FedRAMP Authorisation for RelativityOne Government, and the other is Relativity’s membership of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association.
FedRAMP is the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, an extensive security authorisation which is as high as SaaS companies can achieve. It provides a standardised approach to security assessment, authorisation and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services to ensure all federal data is secure in cloud environments. The fact that Relativity has achieved this level of authorisation is a significant benefit for all customers.
The press release about Relativity’s FedRAMP authorisation is here.
MISA is the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, a coalition of software vendors whose products are integrated into Microsoft’s security product ecosystem. The shared ambition is the improvement of enterprise security.
Relativity Trace integrates with Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) to allow the monitoring of internal communications to identify activities such as insider trading. eMail, chat, and audio can all be monitored in near real-time so that compliance officers can focus on high-risk content.
There is a press release with more information about this here.