Google Apps Vault
With ever increasing regulations and risk, email archiving and discovery is a necessity for many organizations. An optional add-on, Vault adds archiving, e-discovery, and information governance capabilities to your Google Apps environment.
Google Apps Vault is now a free component of Google Drive for Education.
Email and Chat Archiving and e-Discovery
Your email and chat messages are archived and retained according to your policies, preventing inadvertent deletions. Governance policies are applied directly to the data store, eliminating the need to duplicate data in a separate archive, which helps reduce the risks associated with data movement and spoliation. A robust audit trail provides complete visibility across the archive.
Be prepared for litigation and compliance audits with powerful search tools that help you find and retrieve relevant email and chat messages. Export specific email and chat messages to standard formats for additional processing and review. Run reports on user activity and actions in the archive.
Retention Policies and Legal Holds
Define retention policies that are automatically applied to your email and chat messages. Place legal holds on users as needed. Email and chat messages can’t be deleted by users after being placed on hold.
Find and Retain Business Documents
Google Apps Vault allows authorized users to search through the archive for data that may be relevant to a specific matter or investigation. Google search algorithms can search domain wide, across large amounts of email in the archive and return results quickly. From the search results, authorized users can define and manage collections of message search results and collaborate with others to manage them. Vault includes encrypted connections to Google’s servers, simultaneous replicated storage for your messages, and built-in disaster recovery and sharing controls.