Microsoft Exchange Online Data Retention Now Compliant with SEC Rule 17A-4

Microsoft Office 365 is one of the most popular email tools for businesses today, with millions of mailboxes hosted on the platform. In-Place Archiving is a built-in feature that helps users keep records of old messages.
Although most businesses can take advantage of the In-Place Archiving feature without any concern, there are some industries that have not been able to fully rely on some data archiving methods due to oversight from regulating bodies.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is one such regulator for brokers and related financial institutions. Rule 17a-4 which was issued by the SEC presents specific requirements for data retention. Length of retention, format of storage, quality of security and accountability, and availability of such data are the primary constraints as lined out in Rule 17a-4.

Today, Microsoft Office 365 meets every requirement of SEC Rule 17a-4, and companies under SEC jurisdiction can comply with these regulatory obligations.

Advanticom is your trusted IT consulting resource for the Pittsburgh region and Western PA. If you are in an industry regulated by the SEC and you would like to set up data archiving to comply with Rule 17a-4, contact us. We can help you understand the features of Exchange Online Archiving such as Preservation Lock, which will pave the way for your company’s compliance.

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