Escrow for source code

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Prepared for your worst-case scenarios with an active source code escrow scheme

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Discover the reassuring certainty of our clear source code escrow arrangement

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A clear source code escrow scheme you can rely on

What is escrow for source code

Source code escrow is specifically for vendors and users who want to protect the building blocks of their mission-critical software just in case.

We have individual and collective escrow arrangements. Source code is thus always well protected for suppliers and available to users in an emergency.

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Why escrow for source code ?

Security. That’s what escrow is all about. As a supplier, you do not just give source code to your users. Conversely, users want to be able to access them to manage risks.

Thanks to escrow, users avoid worst-case scenarios such as loss of turnover and data, damage to image or worse. Suppliers prevent others from walking away with their intellectual property.

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Protect vital business software

When to Escrow for Source Code?

When is a source code escrow arrangement a must?

Here are some examples:

  • As a user you work with (new) business-critical on-premise software and you want access to the source code in an emergency. This way you protect vital business software and the investment.
  • As a software supplier you want to win more customers by offering an escrow arrangement.

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How does escrow work for source code?

Our arrangements consist of 3 parts: the agreement, verification and the deposit.

#1 Agreement

First we determine the right agreement, a process that must be done with care as it is the legal and technical basis of the whole arrangement.

#2 Verification

After approval, our experts thoroughly verify the materials that go into the depot.

Is that over? Then the materials can be deposited.

#3 Depot

We have automated the process from delivery to depot, including material updates, using version control systems, virtual machines and container technologies, among other things. An area in which we lead the way as an escrow agent.

The material is stored dually at various Dutch locations – both online and offline. Dual means it never comes together. These locations are of course secured according to the strictest standards.

You have 24/7 online status insight via My Escrow. The deposit remains up-to-date: this is an active escrow arrangement in which it is regularly renewed. Something that is made easy by our smart automation.

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