Comparison matrix: Enterprise Vault.cloud vs. Microsoft Office 365
Symantec Enterprise Vault.cloud™ for Microsoft
Defensibly archive and discover your business-critical information
Data Sheet: Archiving
As a purpose-built, cloud-based archiving service, Symantec Enterprise Vault.cloud™ offers advanced archiving and eDiscovery
capabilities that exceed the native Microsoft Office 365® archiving features available.
Archives the Microsoft® Exchange Online Journal, capturing an immutable copy of all messages Supported Not supported
Provides an immutable understanding of who sent and received a message, including Distribution List and BCC
Supported Not supported1
Retains the archives of departed employees at no extra cost until otherwise instructed by the customer Supported Partially supported2
Archives information in a single, searchable cloud-based archive Supported Not supported
Archives emails from Microsoft® Exchange Server (2003, 2007, 2010, and 2013) Supported Not supported
Archives emails from IBM Domino® Supported Not supported
Archives Microsoft® Lync Server instant messages Supported3 Not supported
Archives Microsoft SharePoint® Server and Box files Supported Not supported
Archives Salesforce® Chatter communications Supported Not supported
Provides unlimited storage and retention Supported Partially supported4
Allows legal and HR teams to perform eDiscovery-related tasks without help from IT Supported Partially supported5
Provides outside counsel with role-based access to archived information Supported Not supported
Provides granular permissions for performing eDiscovery-related tasks Supported Not supported
Provides granular legal hold capabilities Supported Supported
Enables legal holds to be applied across all or selected custodians Supported Partially supported6
Enables eDiscovery searches across all or selected custodians Supported Partially supported7
Expedites eDiscovery searches with real-time, iterative search functionality Supported Not supported8
Provides a comprehensive review platform to quickly cull down search results Supported Not supported9
Enables information to be exported with accompanying EDRM XML files Supported Supported
Enables end users to access their archived content directly from Microsoft Outlook® or Outlook Web App (OWA) Supported Supported
Helps end users quickly drill down search results with advanced search filters Supported Not supported
Enables end users to restore messages from any date range without help from IT Supported Not supported10
Does not perform Distribution List expansion, and BCC recipients will only be found/displayed if the sender’s mailbox is included in the eDiscovery search.
Only available in the more expensive Office 365 plans and requires a legal hold to be manually placed on the mailbox before it is disabled.
Requires Symantec™ Instant Messaging Security.cloud.
Only available in the more expensive Office 365 plans.
The two interfaces designed for non-IT staff to perform eDiscovery-related tasks have limitations that may lead to requiring help from IT. For example, users can only
apply a legal hold to a maximum of 50 mailboxes in a single search using the In-Place eDiscovery and Hold Wizard, and can only search across a maximum of 1,500
mailboxes using the eDiscovery Center.
Users can only apply a legal hold to a maximum of 50 mailboxes in a single search using the In-Place eDiscovery and Hold Wizard.
Users can only search across a maximum of 1,500 mailboxes using the eDiscovery Center.
Users must re-run form-based searches until they achieve the desired dataset.
Search results are copied to a discovery mailbox and reviewed in Outlook. Using Outlook as the review tool makes reviewing large quantities of search results or sharing
review responsibilities largely impossible.