Office 365 Security & Compliance Center
Applies to: Exchange Online, SharePoint Online
Topic Last Modified: 2016-05-27
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The Security & Compliance Center
Get details and access to the Security & Compliance Center.
Use the Archive page to enable or disable users’ archive mailboxes, which provide users with an alternate storage location for historical messaging data. When archive mailboxes are enabled, an archive policy will automatically move messages from a user’s primary mailbox to their archive mailbox after a specified period. The default archive policy that is assigned to mailboxes moves messages to the archive mailbox two years after the date a message is delivered to the mailbox.
Data loss prevention
Use the Data loss prevention page to create DLP polices that help you protect sensitive information and prevent its inadvertent disclosure. Examples of sensitive information that you might want to prevent from leaking outside your organization include financial data or personally identifiable information (PII) such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, or health records. With a data loss prevention (DLP) policy, you can identify, monitor, and automatically protect sensitive information across Office 365.
Use the Device management page to manage and secure mobile devices that connect to your Office 365 organization. Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets let people access their work email, calendar, contacts, and documents anytime, from anywhere. To protect your organization's information, you can use built-in Mobile Device Management for Office 365 to set device security policies and access rules, and to wipe mobile devices if they’re lost or stolen.
Use the eDiscovery page to manage your organization’s eDiscovery cases, which you can use to identify, hold, search, and export content found in Exchange mailboxes and SharePoint sites. An eDiscovery case allows you to add members to a case, control what types of actions that specific case members can perform, place a hold on content locations relevant to a legal case, and associate multiple compliance searches with a single case. You can also export the results of any compliance search that is associated with a case. eDiscovery cases are a good way to limit who has access to Content Searches and search results for a specific legal case in your organization.
You can also use the eDiscovery page to access Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery, which provides advanced eDiscovery capabilities that help you analyze large, unstructured data sets and reduce the amount of data that's most relevant to a legal case. Advanced eDiscovery requires an Office 365 E5 subscription for your organization. For more information, see Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery.
Use the Import page to import PST files to Exchange Online mailboxes or import data files to your SharePoint Online organization. For both types of files, you can upload the files over the network or copy them to a hard drive and then ship the drive to a Microsoft datacenter, where the data will be imported to Office 365.
Use the Permissions page to give users access to the compliance features that are available within the Compliance Center. Permissions in the Security & Compliance Center are based on the same Role Based Access Control (RBAC) permissions model that is used in Exchange Online. However, the role group membership from Exchange Online isn’t shared with the Security & Compliance Center. To access the Security & Compliance Center, users need to be a member of one or more Compliance Center role groups that are listed on the Permissions page.
Use the Retention page to manage the lifecycle of email and documents by keeping the content you need and removing content after it’s no longer required. While your organization may be required to retain content for a period of time because of compliance, legal, or other business requirements, keeping content longer than required might create unnecessary legal risk. These retention features let you manage how long your organization retains content.
Use the Content search page to search mailboxes, SharePoint Online sites, and OneDrive for Business locations in your Office 365 organization. Content Search is a new eDiscovery search tool with new and improved scaling and performance capabilities. Use Content Search to run very large eDiscovery searches. You can search all mailboxes, all SharePoint Online sites, and OneDrive for Business locations in a single Content Search. There are no limits on the number of mailboxes and sites that you can search. There are also no limits on the number of searches that can run at the same time. After you run a Content Search, the number of content sources and an estimated number of search results are displayed in the details pane on the Content Search page, where you can preview the results.