Relativity Recognized as Microsoft Security Excellence Awards Winner for Security ISV of the Year

CHICAGO, June 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Relativity, a global legal technology and compliance company, today announced that it has won the Security ISV of the Year award in the 2022 Microsoft Security Excellence Awards. helped rise to the top of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), an ecosystem of independent software and service providers who have integrated their security products and services with those of Microsoft. Winners have demonstrated excellence in security, compliance, identity, management, and privacy over the past 12 months.

The Security ISV of the Year award recognizes an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) that is an all-around powerhouse. Microsoft has named exemplary MISA members who demonstrate growth potential and offer innovative security solutions or solutions that integrate with a MISA-qualified security product. As the winner, Relativity demonstrated its proven potential for innovation with documented customer testimonials that demonstrate its effectiveness and impact in the industry.

“We started our journey to the cloud on the shoulders of Microsoft Azure and this new award shows how well we have ensured that our customers are able to proactively identify risks, efficiently sort through mountains of data unstructured and respond effectively – and safely,” said Amanda Fennell, Chief Security Officer and Chief Information Officer at Relativity. “Aligning the security and flexibility of Microsoft Azure’s infrastructure with the innovative solutions provided by our Calder7 security team ensures that we are able to maintain the security of our fortress. We look forward to teaming up with them to figure out how to reach the stars beyond the cloud.”

The importance of protecting customer data is at the heart of why Relativity chose Microsoft Azure as the foundation for RelativityOne. Relativity has been a member of MISA since 2020 and has a longstanding relationship with Microsoft, aligning with its efforts for over seven years.

Relativity also announced in March that it was launching an integration with Microsoft Purview eDiscovery (Premium) – formerly known as Microsoft 365 Advanced eDiscovery – to enable legal hold, collection and data transfer workflows between Microsoft Purview eDiscovery (Premium) and RelativityOne, creating a cloud-to-cloud eDiscovery experience. Relativity will be one of the first vendors to enable integrated data transfer with Microsoft Purview eDiscovery (Premium). In addition to greatly simplifying the data transfer process, the integration will automatically convert Microsoft Teams data from Microsoft Purview eDiscovery (Premium) to Relativity Short Message format, allowing customers to review, analyze and produce this data in their native format. The initial capabilities can reduce the data transfer process that used to take up to a month to less than a day.

Relativity’s AI-powered communications monitoring product, Relativity Trace integrates with Microsoft Information Protection to ensure compliance teams can monitor internal communications for misconduct (insider trading, collusion and other non-compliant behaviors) without reducing an organization’s security posture. This enables compliance teams to monitor electronic communications, including email, chat, and audio, in near real-time, immediately alerting to the riskiest content for compliance officers to review.

“In the ever-changing world of compliance, data continues to grow in volume and complexity and customers are repeatedly exposed to new regulatory risks,” said Jordan Domach, managing director of Relativity Trace. “It’s critical that when we apply innovative artificial intelligence to detect misconduct, we do so in a way that maintains the highest bar for security on this most sensitive corporate data. That’s why we continue to team up with Microsoft to help our mutual customers better defend against a world of increasing compliance and cyber threats.”

During the Microsoft Security Excellence Awards 2022 the June 6, 2022, Microsoft announced winners in 10 categories recognizing Partner Pioneers, Solution Innovators, Customer and Technology Champions, and Changemakers. Formerly known as the Microsoft Security 20/20 Awards, the awards were presented to Microsoft partners for the second year. Relativity won the Security ISV of the Year award.

“I am deeply honored to recognize this year’s winners. MISA members regularly impress us with their shared vision to help create a safer world,” Vasu Jakkal, CVP, Microsoft Security said. “They support this mission through their solutions and services, their dedication to innovation, and their dedication to customers. Safety is a team sport, and we are very proud to defend with our MISA community. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners.”

MISA was created to bring Microsoft leaders, ISVs, and MSSPs together to work together to defeat security threats and make the world a safer place. MISA members voted for the winners of the Microsoft Security Excellence Awards, giving them a chance to recognize the efforts of their peers and their commitment to making the world a safer place.

About relativity

Relativity creates software to help people organize data, find the truth, and act on it. Its SaaS product RelativityOne manages large volumes of data and quickly identifies key issues during litigation and internal investigations. The AI-powered communications monitoring product, Relativity Trace, proactively detects regulatory breaches such as insider trading, collusion and other non-compliant behavior. Relativity has more than 300,000 users in approximately 40 countries serving thousands of organizations worldwide, primarily in the legal, financial, and government services sectors, including the U.S. Department of Justice and 198 of the Am Law 200 Relativity has been named one of the best places to work in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune for 10 consecutive years. Please contact Relativity at [email protected] or visit for more information.

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