Office 365

Office 365 is your office in the cloud, with the professional tools you need to get more done - anytime, anywhere.

Office 365 Compliance

If you’re concerned about compliance – don’t be. You can easily manage it with Office 365. It’s accredited to many international standards including ISO 27001, the international gold standard for data security, and ISO 27018, which protects personal data in the cloud. There’s also a specialist compliance team that continuously tracks standards and regulations to develop common control sets to build into Office 365.

Office 365 can also help you on your journey to reducing risk and achieving compliance with GDPR by helping you discover and control what personal data you hold and where it resides. Your data is stored in secure UK data centres and remains yours, even if you choose to end your subscription.

For archiving, auditing, compliance, regulatory and eDiscovery challenges, Office 365 helps you find up-to-date and relevant content quickly. You can then transfer content for review and production. In-Place and legal hold features preserve and hold user information, for use in future litigation, for example, and additional security capabilities protect sensitive customer and business data.


Office 365 meets the requirements specified in:

  1. ISO 27001
  2. ISO 27018
  3. EU model clauses
  4. G-Cloud
  6. FISMA

Cloud Direct is accredited to ISO 27001:2013, ISO 20000 and G-Cloud so we meet and exceed the level of security and service required by highly-regulated businesses. We’re also compliant with the Data Protection Act and the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) regulations.


Office 365 eDiscovery can find text and metadata in content across Office 365 including SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business Online, and Exchange Online.

In addition, Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery can help you identify documents that are relevant to a particular subject quickly and with more precision than traditional keyword searches or manual reviews.

Data protection

Data loss prevention in Office 365 will help you identify over 80 common sensitive data types – including financial, medical and personally-identifiable information – in your files. You can configure policies to protect this information and prevent both accidental and malicious data breaches. Office 365 also includes Advanced Data Governance that uses machine learning to help you find, classify and apply policies to manage business critical data throughout its lifecycle.

Legal hold

Legal hold and eDiscovery are built into Office 365. It helps you find and preserve electronic content (often referred to as electronically stored information or ESI) for a legal request or investigation. Exchange Online offers both In-Place Hold or Litigation Hold to help you hold mailbox content, including email messages and attachments for regulatory purposes.