Information Governance

Google Apps for Work already offers highly reliable security with features like encrypted connections to Google’s servers, simultaneous replicated storage, built-in disaster recovery, and fine-grained sharing options. For archiving, e-Discovery, and information governance capabilities for an additional $5/user/month and unlimited retention, Vault allows you to reduce risk and cost associated with litigation and compliance audits.

Archive and manage in place

Vault provides a single archive for email and chat messages where the data is managed in-place. Governance policies are applied directly to the data store, eliminating the need to duplicate data in a separate archive which helps reduce the risks associated with data movement and spoliation. A robust audit trail provides complete visibility across the archive.


Be prepared for litigation and compliance audits with powerful search tools that help you find and retrieve relevant email and chat messages.

Retention policies

Define retention policies that are automatically applied to your email and chat messages.

Email and chat archiving

Your email and chat messages are archived and retained according to your policies, preventing inadvertent deletions.

Legal hold

Place legal holds on users as needed. Email and chat messages can't be deleted by users when they're placed on hold.


Export specific email and chat messages to standard formats for additional processing and review.


Run reports on user activity and actions in the archive. Searches, message views, exports and more are shown.

Please note that Vault is only available for new Google Apps for Work customers. If you are already a Google Apps for Work customer and would like to explore archiving and e-Discovery options, contact us to learn more about Google Drive for Work, which also offers unlimited file storage and more!


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