Benefits of Using Exchange Vault with BPOS
One may ask why use Enterprise Vault with BPOS as the latter already offers an archiving system. According to a Symantec whitepaper, the current BPOS offers Exchange Hosted Archiving. This offers just the basic archiving features and leaves out several essential tasks that increase the storage needs of any company using BPOS. After going through the benefits of Enterprise Vault in the above section, it is evident that you can save on space, time, and money when you use the vault with BPOS. The following paragraphs detail benefits of using Enterprise Vault with BPOS.
Please note that the views presented herein are based on Symantec whitepaper and do not necessarily include author's experience in the field.
SEC 17a-4 Compliant Storage
The SEC 17a-4 act is about the storage types developed by the Securities and Commission Exchange. The act states that information should be stored in non-erasable and non-rewritable format in context of broker-dealer scenario. As BPOS is such a scenario, Enterprise Vault is just the solution as the hosting does not offer the facility.
Retention Policy Management
Symantec says that most hosting solutions often deliver very high level company-wide retention settings that result in over-retention of data. This often leads to duplication of data and need for more storage space. If you are using Enterprise Vault with BPOS, you get benefits such as abilities to archive data using easily configurable policy schemes so that you store only the required data on the Microsoft Cloud, reducing the overall costs.
On-Premises Enterprise Vault
The vault offers an on-premises solution that you can use to archive, store, manage, and discover different data types based on local file sharing systems.
eDiscovery Cost Reduction and Workflow
eDiscovery refers to the requirement of digital information in lawsuits. The process requires more than just a collection of emails and instant messages. You may also need to retrieve information from file shares such as SharePoint sites, databases, and other repositories. The vault offers you a rich set of tools that helps you in retrieving all the required data.
This concludes the compilation of excerpts from Symantec's whitepaper on the Enterprise Vault and the benefits of using the vault with BPOS. The aim of this article is to give you a general idea of how you will benefit if you implement this vault with BPOS. If you need more information or wish to add anything to the above, please leave a comment below.