When considering your Escrow protection it can be easy to opt for a default provider rather than spending time researching the various alternatives on offer.
On the surface, Escrow protection is similar whichever provider you choose: Source code and/or data is stored securely until your software owner is no longer available to support their application, at which point the source code and data deposits are released, enabling you to continue to use the application with minimal disruption to your business.
However, a number of factors including the services offered, levels of security, accreditations and cost can vary significantly from provider to provider.
At SES we pride ourselves on delivering high value Software Escrow solutions and below we have outlined six of the key reasons to consider choosing SES as your Software Escrow provider.
1. Bespoke Agreements covering all products from any vendor
Instead of providing an out of the box, one size fits all solution, SES listens to your individual requirements and builds a bespoke Escrow agreement to meet your company’s needs, usually at no additional cost.
2. SaaS/Cloud Escrow agreements: Unlimited Deposits as standard
To protect the most critical aspect of your SaaS/Cloud application – the data, SES allows unlimited deposits of data, throughout the year as standard, on all SaaS agreements. This enables your software developer to regularly update backups of your applications data using our secure SFTP facility ensure you will always have access to an accurate copy of your data in a release.
3. Testing: Audio-Visual recording of the build
For all critical, bespoke, highly-customised or revenue generating software, SES strongly recommend including higher validation testing to guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of deposits in a release. This process includes witnessing and documenting your supplier performing a full audit rebuild of the Escrow deposit into the functioning software. When including higher validation services, SES clients have the option of an audio-visual recording of the complete build process to be part of the documentation alongside the build guide. This may well reduce the time it takes you (or any third party) to familiarise yourselves with the code in a release.
4. Security and Accreditations
Here at SES, security and privacy are our primary focus. All source code deposits, regardless of agreement type are encrypted to ensure the highest level of security.
SES also hold a number of accreditations including ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials which demonstrate our commitment to ensuring internal processes meet strict regulations for information security management and to secure against cyber threats.
5. Client Satisfaction
We are immensely proud to maintain a 99% customer satisfaction rate and to have received fantastic testimonials from clients including: Arcadia, Network Rail, HSS: Healthcare Software Solutions and the NHS.
6. Cost Effectiveness
Rate card against rate card – we are 30% more cost effective than equally accredited competitors, giving you better deal and saving your business money.
If you’re interested in finding out how choosing SES’s Software Escrow Solutions could benefit your business, please get in touch and one of our specialists will get back to you within one business day.
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