For legal and IT teams tasked with managing litigation hold in Office 365, the tools built into the Microsoft platform may not be robust enough to satisfy email management requirements in every company.
Email is often used as evidence in litigation today. As the dominant form of business communication, email messages may be used to document knowledge, motivation, intent and timing of actions. Consequently, there is a growing body of regulations governing email retention and the ability to produce messages and metadata for evidentiary use.
The challenge for businesses is to streamline management of litigation hold for Office 365 in order to reduce costs and minimize the burden on legal and IT teams. For many organizations, native Office 365 legal hold may not deliver the flexibility, centralized control and time-saving capabilities needed to accelerate e-discovery and simplify litigation hold in Office 365. That's where Mimecast can help.
Mimecast's all-in-one solution for email archiving, continuity and security provides powerful tools for streamlining litigation hold in Office 365. As a cloud-based solution, Mimecast can be implemented quickly and easily without capital expense, and administrators can use a central, web-based console to access solutions for email retention and litigation hold for Office 365.
To ensure Office 365 security compliance, SEC 17a 4 compliance and compliance with other regulations, Mimecast retains three encrypted and tamper-proof copies of every email, storing them in geographically diverse data centers. Because litigation hold in Office 365 often requires access not only to emails but to proof of delivery and non-repudiation information as well, Mimecast captures all metadata in addition to email content. Administrators can use fast search and Office 365 eDiscovery tools to accelerate the task of producing relevant information. And flexible and granular litigation hold for Office 365 can be automatically enforced across all business units.
With Mimecast tools for managing litigation hold in Office 365, you can:
In addition to streamlining litigation hold in Office 365, Mimecast enables litigation readiness in other platforms and serves as a FINRA and HIPAA compliant email service.
Learn more about Mimecast tools for litigation hold for Office 365, and about Mimecast's government IT solutions.