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July 13, 2010 12:00 ET

LiveOffice and Socialware Partner to Offer Enhanced Social Media Archiving & Compliance

Socialware Integration With LiveOffice AdvisorMail Helps Users Meet FINRA and SEC Regulations

TORRANCE, CA and AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) -   LiveOffice, the number-one provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) email archiving, email compliance and email continuity solutions, and Socialware, the leader in helping companies manage, embrace and leverage public social networks, today announced a partnership. Together, the companies will provide LiveOffice users with the ability to pre-review and route social networking activity through their existing compliance workflow within LiveOffice AdvisorMail, while automating social media policy throughout the entire organization. The new offering will integrate Socialware's policy enforcement, capture, moderation and analytics capabilities for third-party networking sites including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, with the sophisticated archiving and compliance features of AdvisorMail.

"Recent guidance from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA Regulatory Notice 10-06) has made pre-review and archiving of social media content a hot topic at this year's financial industry events and gatherings," said Matt Smith, chief operating officer of LiveOffice. "We are excited to be partnering with Socialware to deliver the most comprehensive social media archiving and compliance platform available today to our user base of financial services professionals and organizations across the nation."

Powered by Socialware's Compass solution, the new integrated offering for users includes social media archiving, pre-review and policy automation functionality that seamlessly integrates with AdvsiorMail so that financial services firms operate efficiently and in compliance with SEC and FINRA regulations. With these enhanced features, firms can more easily navigate the record-keeping, suitability and supervision challenges associated with social media.

"Social networks are becoming as ubiquitous as email in the world of corporate communications and in doing so have created unique challenges, as companies struggle to adopt a framework for efficient and complaint usage," said Chad Bockius, CEO of Socialware. "We are excited to partner with a company of LiveOffice's caliber and bring our combined expertise to customers looking to take advantage of the opportunities that social networking can offer while eliminating the guess work and compliance headaches."

For more information on the offering, please visit http://www.advisormail.com/social-media-archiving.asp or call 1.800.374.2032.

About LiveOffice
LiveOffice is the number-one provider of software-as-a-service email archiving, email compliance and email continuity solutions, with more than 10,000 clients and a 97-percent client-retention rate. Founded in 1998 and backed by leading private-equity firm Summit Partners, the company has more than 150 employees with deep experience in messaging, including executives and board members from Symantec, Microsoft, FrontBridge and Postini. For more information, call 800.374.2032 or visit www.liveoffice.com. Visit the LiveOffice Blog at http://blog.liveoffice.com or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/liveoffice.

LiveOffice and its logo are trademarks of LiveOffice LLC. All other company names and products may be trademarks of their respective companies. 

About Socialware
Based in Austin, Texas, Socialware bridges the gap between the enterprise and social networks to transform the way that companies and their employees engage and communicate with clients, partners and one another. Leveraging the industry's first Social Middleware platform, Socialware's technology allows companies to transform public social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn into enterprise-grade channels within the framework of their existing business processes. You can find out more about Socialware at www.socialware.com, as well as on Twitter: @Socialware. You can also read their blog: http://blog.socialware.com/.

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