GWAVA Retain Archives Social Media

Retain archives, monitors, filters, and can block social media posts and communication for Yammer, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, as well as instant message data for Lync/Skype for Business, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), Yahoo Messenger, Google Chat, and Google Hangouts.

17 October 2012

GWAVA announces the release of Retain Unified Archiving for Social Messaging. Retain Social is a key element to the GWAVA Unified Archiving Solution.

With Retain Social, organizations can now securely archive incoming and outgoing communication within Twitter and Facebook.

This archived data can be instantly searched, retrieved, and published from one unified archive.

Retain Social captures all Facebook wall posts, status updates, messages, friend requests, likes and events, in addition to Twitter direct messages and posts (tweets). Retain Social works seamlessly within the existing Retain archiving system, where all multi-platform messaging data, including email and social media, is archived into one unified database. Thus giving organizations the ability to search, publish and perform eDiscovery from one central location. End users and administrators search one database through the web access archive viewer to find the messages they need. Most importantly, Retain protects your organization’s messages from deletion, to maintain compliance with retention and open records laws.

“In today’s regulatory environment, we need to change our way of thinking. Organizations are utilizing many different collaboration tools alongside traditional email and must expand their archiving capabilities to include all forms of electronic communication,” states Ken Muir, CEO of GWAVA. “GWAVA has expanded its Retain unified archiving suite to archive both traditional email platforms, but also social media and will continue to expand to Text and IM communications to meet the growing demands on regulated organizations.”

Retain Unified Archiving provides multi-platform unified message archiving, eDiscovery, and publishing for organizations looking to reduce costs - manage complexity - mitigate risk on-prem or in the cloud. Retain enables organizations to seamlessly archive a single or mixed messaging platform environment, running Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Live@EDU, and GroupWise in addition to Facebook and Twitter social media messaging.


For more than a decade GWAVA has built a solid reputation as a leader in messaging security, unified archiving and messaging continuity. Millions of users in over 60 different countries trust GWAVA to secure and protect their messaging and collaboration infrastructure. GWAVA has offices in the United States, Canada, U.K., Australia and Germany and maintains a network of hundreds of authorized partners. Information on GWAVA can be found at

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