17a-4 Joins Microsoft to Announce Archiving of Third-party Data in Office 365 Now Available in Preview

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17a-4 announces Office 365's feature to import and archive third party data in Preview. 17a-4's DataParser software brings the third-party data sources into Office 365 for compliance management.

17a-4's DataParser software allows clients to send third-party data sources into Office 365.

17a-4 and partner Office 365 announce the new feature in Preview that allows for the import and archiving of third-party data. The third-party data archiving ability extends the already robust compliance capabilities of Office 365. 17a-4 is participating in the Preview program. 17a-4's DataParser software allows clients to send third-party data sources into Office 365. The DataParser manages the collection, formatting and ingestion of the various types of data.

Microsoft’s new Compliance Center has all the necessary tools for messaging management and e-discovery. After third-party data is imported, Office 365 compliance features such as Litigation Hold, In-Place eDiscovery and Hold, Compliance Search, In-Place Archiving, auditing, and retention Policies can be applied to the data. This allows clients to leverage in house resources and keep compliance costs to a minimum. Creating a normalized repository structure across data types offers optimal policy management and e-discovery procedures.

“When we consult with institutions with regulatory or e-discovery concerns, we always recommend that they implement a single archive so that all retention, e-discovery and disposition can be managed with one set of policies. Having multiple repositories creates inconsistency and spoliation concerns,” offers Ali French, Vice President of Client Support.

The DataParser is a lightweight middleware product that has a modular design to collect many different types of data. Bloomberg, Cisco Jabber, SharePoint, Skype for Business, Skype for Business Online, Reuters Eikon Messenger, FactSet, InvestEdge and many other regulated data sources can all be collected and controlled. The DataParser can pull from any number of servers and fully integrates with Active Directory (AD). AD user groups can be specified for collection and output to multiple locations to conform to institutional compliance policies. Designed to integrate easily into any existing infrastructure, the DataParser can run multiple configurations for more complex environments.

“We will continue to develop new interfaces to support the messaging and collaboration platforms used by our clients. As more of these platforms emerge, we will write the interfaces necessary to make sure that they remain fully-compliant with SEC Rules 17a-4, 204-2 and other regulations.” adds Kate Hayes, Director of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives.

The Preview is available worldwide and there is no special sign-up process. Visit 17a-4.com or email sales(at)17a-4(dot)com for more information about the DataParser.

About 17a-4 llc:

17a-4 is a compliance services and software company with a focus on e-messaging and software solutions to meet regulatory and e-Discovery needs of institutional clients. Clients that are required to adhere to SEC (Rule 17a-4), FINRA and CFTC regulations leverage 17a-4’s expertise to ensure their information infrastructure is in compliance. 17a-4’s architecture provides for a single-point in which all e-messaging content may be managed for retention, legal and regulatory holds and e-Discovery productions. 17a-4 has also developed the SEC-FINRA DeskTop which is a hosted, SEC-compliant SharePoint platform for many types of SEC and FINRA documents and regulatory workflows. 17a-4 is based in New York City but operates remote offices nationwide.

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