Software Escrow Agreements permit an organisation to independently hold and test a copy of the source code for your critical applications. It is the function of this agreement to ensure that the code is accurate, complete and can be compiled by an independent third party in the event of a release. This protects your business critical applications against the threat of vendor failure.
With this in mind, choosing a Software Escrow agent with the right security certifications, experience and history of managing agreements and releases, can make all the difference. Only Escrow agents which are ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certified have been independently verified against internationally recognised standards, providing assurances that they have created robust business processes and that their deposit and release processes carry the maximum levels of protection.
Surprisingly though, there are a number of Escrow providers in the market – organisations that provide security services that protect the future of businesses and deal with IP, a key asset to all Software Vendors – whose services do not meet the standards of the Information Security Management Certification ISO 27001, and others who rely on the certifications of a parent company despite security being their sole focus. This gives you no assurances as to the level of security and protection you can expect to receive.
At SES we pride ourselves on continuing to provide the highest security standards on the market. In addition to our recently renewed Cyber Essentials, ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certifications, demonstrating our commitment to quality management, we are on course to be fully GDPR compliant by the end of the year. In addition to this, we are increasing our range of solutions as we strive to innovate and educate.
If you are interested in finding out more about the accreditations SES hold, please CLICK HERE. Alternatively, to discuss our Software Escrow Solutions in more detail, please get in touch and one of our specialists will get back to you within one business day.
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