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BlackBerry® Audit & Archiving Service (BAAS)

powered by Retain, securely archives mobile communication for BlackBerry, Android & iOS®


BAAS delivers secure, encrypted messaging and archiving for iOS™, Android™ and BlackBerry® devices. This solution is for organizations that utilize personal employee and corporate devices to generate and consume business data, while meeting regulatory and compliance requirements.

BAAS archives SMS/MMS, BBM Enterprise and phone call logs for Android, and BBM, BBM Enterprise, PIN, SMS/MMS and phone call logs for BlackBerry. Additionally, Retain archives all encrypted SMS/Text messages and dedicated business phone number data for iOS and Android, via the secure communications server, as well as BBM Entreprise. This means there is no need to tether or sync the device and archiving is done in real time. BAAS is the only enterprise-ready archiving solution for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices. With BAAS you don’t lose valuable information and your organization stays compliant. Your sensitive data stays securely within your organization.

BAAS helps to assure that companies:

  • Monitor smartphone usage to ensure compliance with corporate policies
  • Securely archive BBM, BBM Enterprise, PIN, SMS/MMS and phone call logs
  • Meet regulatory compliance standards (DFA, SEC, FINRA, FRCP, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA)
  • Comply with the Dodd-Frank Act (DFA) (which gives firms 72 hours to comply, when trade reconstruction requests are issued), by providing the following:
    • Fast mobile communications retrieval - Retain provides fast & easy retrieval, ensuring compliance with trade reconstruction request timelines
    • Complete message thread - messages are archived in context, meaning you can see the complete message string, including pre- and post-trade communications.
    • Secure, accessible archive - the secure archive can be searched by legal, auditors or other named users.

How BAAS works with BlackBerry

BlackBerry Audit & Archive Service, powered by Retain (BAAS) archives all mobile communications for BlackBerry Devices via the BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES). Retain for BlackBerry pulls the data directly from the BES itself; therefore, individual BlackBerry device communications are tracked and logged directly from BES, bringing the inactive BES logs to life. For BBM Enterprise archiving, Retain integrates directly with BBM,  eliminating the need for a separate app for BBM Enterprise archiving. It is important to note, that BBM Enterprise archiving with Retain works across iOS, Android and BlackBerry platforms without the requirement of having the devices manages by BES Plus, all data is archived to the Retain unified archive database. There, the data is easily reviewed, retrieved, discovered and published--on demand.

How BAAS works with iOS

BAAS delivers secure encrypted SMS/Text messages and a dedicated business phone number for iOS. BAAS separates corporate communication data from the employee’s own personal data. All encrypted SMS/Text messages and dedicated business phone number data is pulled down from the secure server, via the Retain Collector. The Retain Collector then routes that data directly to the Retain Unified Archive. There is no need to tether or sync the device and archiving is done in real time. This makes BAAS the only enterprise-ready solution for iOS archiving.

How BAAS works with Android

BAAS operates through a lightweight app that is installed on each device. This app captures all SMS/MMS, and phone call log data. For encrypted communication, BAAS pulls all encrypted SMS/Text messages and dedicated business phone number data from a secure server. The captured data is then automatically sent to and stored in your BAAS archive in the cloud or on-prem.

BAAS Unified Archive

BAAS provides multi-platform unified message archiving of all email, social media, instant messaging, web search and mobile communication data for case assessment, search, and eDiscovery and can be deployed on-prem or in the cloud.

The BAAS archive is accessible by end users and administrators directly through Retain’s Web Access Archive Viewer. This enables your organization to quickly access, search, and audit archived communication data, as well as to easily place litigation holds, print, forward, save, redact, and export your message data. Retain reduces cost, mitigates risk, and manages complexity on prem or in the cloud.

Choose BAAS and experience a better approach to archiving!

Questions? Contact us at Questions@GWAVA.com

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