Office 365 compliance solutions

Intelligently achieve organizational compliance and protect your data with Office 365 using integrated solutions for eDiscovery, Data Governance, and Auditing, available in select enterprise plans.

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New! Office 365 Data Governance

Gain control over your data

Organizations today face explosive quantities of complex electronic data. Office 365 Advanced Data Governance intelligently eases this information overload by using machine-assisted insights to help you discard ROT: redundant, obsolete, and trivial content. It also efficiently safeguards the high-value content across Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Skype for Business that you need to keep.

Migrate on-premises data

The Import Service for Office 365 makes it easy to migrate on-premises email and documents to Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business. Intelligent capabilities built into this data-import solution let you filter data so you only import what you need into Office 365.

Migrate data from outside Office 365

Organizations today must preserve not only email but data from social media, instant messaging, and other collaboration platforms. The Office 365 Data Governance solution works with a wide array of third-party data sources with connectors from our partners:

  • Social: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Instant messaging: Yahoo Messenger, GoogleTalk, Cisco Jabber, etc.
  • Document collaboration: Box, DropBox, etc.
  • Verticals: SalesForce Chatter, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, etc.
  • SMS/text messaging: BlackBerry, MobileGuard, etc.

Supervise employee communications

Many organizations need to supervise employees to comply with security and regulatory guidelines and reduce their liability exposure. The new Supervision feature in Office 365 Advanced Data Governance gives compliance officers a practical way to comply with regulations such as FINRA Rule 3110 and SEC Rule 203(e). It lets you define policies about when and how to monitor employee communications and who can monitor them in email and even communications in Facebook, Twitter, Bloomberg, and more.

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Office 365 eDiscovery

Meet obligations with in-place, intelligent eDiscovery

Office 365 offers a rich set of in-place eDiscovery capabilities to quickly identify relevant data while decreasing costs and risks. Our expanding set of built-in capabilities – including case management, search, hold, analyze and export – help you quickly meet investigative, legal, and regulatory requirements.

Streamline eDiscovery through advanced data analysis

Compliance requirements grow with data. Spending days or weeks sifting through millions of files to find the few that are relevant is not an option. Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery intelligently uses machine learning, predictive coding, and text analytics to reduce the costs and challenges of sorting through large quantities of unstructured data.

Find and focus on relevant data

Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery reduces the volume of data you must retain by finding near-duplicate files, reconstructing email threads, and identifying key themes and data relationships. You can also train it to intelligently analyze large, unstructured datasets, quickly zero in on what’s relevant, and export it to third-party applications for review.

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Office 365 Auditing

Increase transparency

Office 365 Auditing helps monitor and investigate actions taken on your data, intelligently identify risks, contain and respond to threats, and protect valuable intellectual property.

View all-inclusive activity logs and reports

Office 365 provides a rich set of data about activities across your environment by logging vast numbers of user and admin events in SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Exchange Online and Azure Active Directory. The Office 365 activity report also lets you investigate user activities by searching for a user, file, or other resource across SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Exchange Online and Azure Active Directory.

Capture activity data with an API

The Management Activity API provides an unprecedented level of visibility into all user and admin transactions in Office 365. This RESTful API makes it easy for other software providers to integrate Office 365 activity data into their security and compliance monitoring and reporting solutions.

Additional resources

Magic Quadrant report: Enterprise Information Archiving

See why Microsoft was selected as a leading EIA provider in this Magic Quadrant report.
Read the reportRead the report to learn more about the benefits of Microsoft Office 365’s compliance capabilities compared to other vendors.

See Office 365 Advanced Data Governance in action

Find out how Office 365 ADM features provide rich visibility and cloud-based intelligence to help you better govern your data throughout its lifecycle.
See Office 365 ADM in action

Get GDPR compliant with the Microsoft Cloud

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most significant change to European Union privacy law in decades. The Microsoft cloud greatly simplifies your path to GDPR compliance.
Read moreRead more at this blog post by the Microsoft chief privacy officer
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Get started with Office 365 today

Office 365 compliance solutions and other advanced capabilities are available in select enterprise plans. Explore all the Office 365 Enterprise plans to learn about included features and determine the best options for your business.

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