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Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2016, 2nd Edition by Vladimir Meloski, Byron Wright, Brian Svidergol, Clifton Leonard

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Chapter 23Managing Transport, Data Loss Prevention, and Journaling Rules

In spite of the extra features it offers, Exchange Server provides messaging as its core functionality. Messaging systems have been part of the business environment for years—long enough for the novelty of electronic messaging to wear off and for it to become a staple of the office. Email is ubiquitous; right or wrong, your users think of it in the same class as utilities, such as electricity or telephone service. Because of this perception, the majority of messaging administrators must deal with issues, such as regulatory compliance, that once were the province of only a few types of businesses.

Legacy versions of Exchange Server were not equipped with the tools and technology to allow administrators to effectively deal with these sorts of issues out of the box. Electronic discovery, regulatory compliance, leak prevention of sensitive data, long-term message data archiving, and effective retention policies—the basic Exchange Server architecture was designed without these needs in mind. But in today's business world, they are very real problems that some administrators may face. The solution has traditionally been the implementation of expensive, complicated, third-party software suites.

When setting the design goals for Exchange Server 2016, Microsoft wanted to ensure that it was better adapted for modern needs and problems. To combat the ever-growing needs for compliance, protection of sensitive data, ...

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