Transport Policy and Compliance Agents
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.
Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3
Topic Last Modified: 2016-11-10
Many organizations are obligated by legal, regulatory, or business process requirements to process, filter, modify, and store e-mail messages that are transferred to and from the organization and the Internet, in addition to internal communications between individuals in the organization. The Transport Policy and Compliance infrastructure of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 provides a set of rules that govern how e-mail messages are stored and processed based on a set of requirements. The following important features help you comply with these legal, regulatory, and business process requirements more easily:
Transport rules agents There are two transport rules agents in Exchange 2007. The Transport Rules agent runs on Hub Transport servers and helps you meet regulatory and corporate policy requirements. The Edge Rules agent runs on the Edge Transport server and helps you protect your organization from unsolicited commercial e-mail, or spam, and viruses. For more information about the transport rules agents and specific scenarios where they might be used, see the following topics:
Journaling agent The Journaling agent helps you configure how Exchange enforces e-mail retention policies on messages that are sent or received by departments or individuals in your organization, to and from recipients outside your organization, or both. For more information about the Journaling agent, journal reports, and journaling in a mixed Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2007 organization, see the following topics:
Policy and compliance features are enhanced by or are also available as services from Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services. Exchange Hosted Services is a set of four distinct hosted services:
Hosted Filtering, which helps organizations protect themselves from e-mail-borne malware
Hosted Archive, which helps them satisfy retention requirements for compliance
Hosted Encryption, which helps them encrypt data to preserve confidentiality
Hosted Continuity, which helps them preserve access to e-mail during and after emergency situations
These services integrate with any on-premise Exchange servers that are managed in-house or Hosted Exchange e-mail services that are offered through service providers. For more information about Exchange Hosted Services, see Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services.