Supported Interfaces

Bloomberg                    Cisco Jabber                                        Eikon Messenger                                  Yammer                                                  Slack                              Symphony
Microsoft SharePointSkype Online

Microsoft Skype for Business



HipChat Server      Squawker TradingSitrionOneFactSet

17a-4’s DataParser is an on premise solution with a modular design to collect and format data for regulatory compliance.  Instant messaging, database content, document management platforms, data feeds and trading systems can be collected, formatted and delivered to a compliance repository.

17a-4 developed the DataParser in 2005 as a cost effective solution to manage regulated content for clients required to retain e-communications to comply with SEC and FINRA rules and regulations.

The DataParser’s modular architecture provides an efficient platform to collect and control different sources of data for unified retention and supervision policies and procedures.

Designed to integrate easily into any existing infrastructure, the DataParser can run in multiple configurations for more complex environments.

All major archiving technologies are supported allowing clients to leverage in house resources and keep compliance costs to a minimum.

Delivery options include the ability to send messages directly to an on premise or cloud archive, to a file location or into Exchange or Office 365.  The DataParser can also deliver to the third-party data endpoint for clients using Office 365’s Security & Compliance features.

The DataParser creates streamlined compliance management, discovery and supervisory procedures allowing clients to leverage in house resources and keep costs to a minimum.

 Features for all platforms

Formats source data into EML files

Support for service indicators and x-headers to facilitate e-discovery

Ability to maintain a copy of the source files

Timer structure for interval or specified run times

Support for UNC addresses

Ability to run multiple output configurations to integrate with existing infrastructures

Ability to output to Exchange or Office 365 mailbox via EWS

Ability to output to a file path for ingestion by an archive or routing by SMTP server (IIS)

Support for staged output to sub-directories or directly to a pickup location

Support for output to Office 365 third-party data mailbox

Summary reports and notification emails denote processing information

Throttling of data output to work within destination archiving platform thresholds

System Requirements


Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 or later

Physical or Virtual (Azure & AWS are supported) with 64-bit architecture


2+ cores clocked at 2.5ghz or higher

OS Support Software

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2

Enable TLS 1.2

For the DataParser’s automatic licensing and update functionality, the server on which the software is installed must have an external internet connect, and access to the domain and subdomains. Some modules have additional requirements to consider.

17a-4 is continually developing new modules and enhancing DataParser features and available options for all supported platforms.  Clients can request specific modules and features be added to the roadmap.

Request a demo or trial license here.