Enterprise Vault™ Introduction and Planning
- About this guide
- Overview of Enterprise Vault
- How Enterprise Vault works
- About Enterprise Vault indexing
- About Enterprise Vault tasks
- About Enterprise Vault services
- About the Archive Discovery Search Service
- About the Enterprise Vault Outlook Add-In
- About Enterprise Vault Search
- Enterprise Vault administration
- About reporting and monitoring in Enterprise Vault
- Exchange Server archiving
- About Exchange Server archiving and user mailboxes
- Exchange Server and journal mailbox archiving
- Exchange Public Folder archiving
- File System Archiving
- Archiving Microsoft SharePoint servers
- Domino mailbox archiving
- Domino Journal archiving
- SMTP Archiving
- Skype for Business Archiving
- Enterprise Vault Accelerators
- About Compliance Accelerator
- The Compliance Accelerator client application
- About Discovery Accelerator
- Discovery Accelerator client application
- Building in resilience
- About Enterprise Vault and VCS
- About Enterprise Vault and Windows Server Failover Clustering
- About Enterprise Vault building blocks
- Planning component installation
- Where to set up the Enterprise Vault Services and Tasks
- Installation planning for client components
- Planning your archiving strategy
- How to define your archiving policy for user mailboxes
- How to plan the archiving strategy for Exchange public folders
- How to plan settings for retention categories
- How to plan vault stores and partitions
- About Enterprise Vault reports
A fundamental element of sound information governance plans, classification lets you analyze information and then make informed decisions about what to retain and what to delete. Through the classification feature in Enterprise Vault, you can do the following:
Automatically classify all archived content.
Assign unique retention to individual items.
Tag items for faster search, discovery, or supervisory review.
Reclassify an entire archive or specific archived items to adapt to changing retention requirements.
In this release of Enterprise Vault you can choose from two classification engines with which to classify your content:
Microsoft File Classification Infrastructure (FCI). The FCI is a classification framework that is built into recent Windows Server editions and that you control through the File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) interface.
To define the criteria that an item must match to be awarded a specific classification value, you create rules with the FSRM. Enterprise Vault comes with a set of example classification rules, which you can import into the FSRM and use as a starting point to create your own set of rules.
For more information on this feature, see the Classification using the Microsoft File Classification Infrastructure guide.
Veritas Information Classifier. This release includes the next generation of our Veritas Information Classifier engine for classifying all new and existing archived content. The new engine provides multifaceted classification through advanced proximity searches, regular expressions, default keywords and patterns, and checksum validation. It can also classify content by confidence level and hit rate.
The Veritas Information Classifier includes over 50 built-in classification policies, which cover many of the data protection regulations and corporate standards worldwide. For example, you can meet privacy regulations such as the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) through policies to detect personally identifiable information. You can also create custom policies.
For more information on this feature, see the Classification using the Veritas Information Classifier guide.
You can use the Veritas Information Classifier in addition to or as an alternative to FCI classification. However, not only are the classification options in the Veritas Information Classifier more sophisticated than those in FCI classification but they are easier to implement. For this reason, the Veritas Information Classifier is the recommended way to classify archived content.
Through the facilities that are available in both the Administration Console and PowerShell cmdlets, you can choose the classification options that you want to implement in your Enterprise Vault site. These options let you choose to do the following:
Send items for classification and tag them with the results at the same time that Enterprise Vault indexes and archives them. This is also the case if you perform an index rebuild of an archive or index volume, which causes Enterprise Vault to reclassify the associated items.
Update the retention category of items when users manually delete them or Enterprise Vault automatically expires them - or optionally when Enterprise Vault indexes and archives the items.
You apply the selected classification options to one or more archives through retention plans.