Smarsh, DLT Solutions to Provide Solution for Text Message Records Retention

Smarsh, helping customers mitigate risk within their electronic communications, has announced a new partnership with DLT Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tech Data and the premier government technology solutions aggregator, the company said.

DLT Solutions will distribute the Smarsh Federal Archive, a cloud-based mobile text message archiving solution, to the US federal government.

The Federal Archive is the only text message archiving solution to receive a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization. The solution enables government agencies to automate the capture, retention, search and production of employee text messages in support of records preservation, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and litigation preparedness initiatives.

The Federal Archive is designed to support federal IT managers, mobile device managers, CIOs, CISOs, legal teams and records officers. The solution captures employee text communications and accompanying metadata directly from mobile carriers AT&T and Verizon. Content is preserved in full threaded context, and users can perform both simple and complex searches and produce messages on-demand for secure export.

Smarsh helps government organizations get ahead — and stay ahead — of the risk within their electronic communications. Agencies can reduce the burden and time required when responding to records requests and consolidate from multiple systems into a modernized, comprehensive retention and production solution. Founded in 2001, the company is headquartered in Portland, Ore. with nine offices worldwide, including locations in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Bangalore, India. For more information, visit

DLT Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tech Data, the world´s end-to-end distributor of technology products, services and solutions. DLT is the premier government solutions aggregator that specializes in understanding the IT needs of the federal, state, local and education markets. For more information, visit