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Speak to our specialists about protecting your business critical applications with Software Escrow. SES provides a full suite of Software Escrow agreements certified to UKAS ISO: 27001 and ISO: 9001 standards.
Over 2,500 clients trust SES with their Software Escrow Agreements
Software Escrow or Source Code Escrow, as it is sometimes known, protects you against the ‘what if’ scenarios and puts you in control of your 3rd party software investments, offering you assurances and continuity for the investments you make.
Here’s an example
if your 3rd party software provider declares bankruptcy, you would lose access to their services and your output would grind to a halt. But if you and the provider have an Software Escrow agreement, you will still have access to their services even if the provider doesn’t. Don’t let their issues become your own and ensure you have a Software Escrow Agreement in place.
SES provides a range of Software Escrow Agreements, Source Code Contract Management and Software IP solutions that compliment all aspects of software security whether they are locally installed, hosted in the cloud or sourced through reseller or distribution channels. Essentially, Source Code Escrow should be part of any software contract negotiation.
Disaster Recovery for Software Services
Our trusted Disaster Recovery solutions provide peace of mind for our clients. They can be delivered via software or cloud-based for more efficiency.
We understand that all businesses are different, with unique requirements and preferences. That’s why all of our solutions are tailored around your needs and will complement your existing systems to keep everything running smoothly.
Our experienced engineers will work alongside you and your development team to understand what is best for you, before offering a bespoke package of solutions and source code escrow agreement recommendations that can be integrated as soon as you need them.
Introducing Continuity 365 from SES
This market-leading SaaS Continuity service is a live and functioning disaster recovery solution. It is specifically designed to guarantee complete and rapid accessibility to hosted applications in the event the hosted environment or supplier is no longer available to provide the service. It’s fast, easy to use and perfect for any business, from SMEs to Fortune 500.
Solutions we offer
On-Premise Software Escrow Agreements
SaaS / Cloud Escrow
Template Software Escrow Agreements
Bespoke Software Escrow Agreements
Software Validation / Verification
Automated Source Code Deposits
5 simple steps to a Software Escrow Agreement
Set the terms of the Software Escrow Agreement
What are the release events for the Escrow? What will they involve/ include? What can the end-user do with the Escrowed materials post-release? How often does the source code/ data held in a Source code Escrow Agreement change? How critical is the application to the continued operation of your business?
It is vital to cover all bases with your Source code Escrow Agreement. Ensure all eventualities have a recovery process in place, no matter how unlikely they may be. You will need a thorough understanding of your internal infrastructure and how your software is being utilised before you meet to discuss the agreement
Depositing source code & supporting materials
SES simplify the depositing process by offering both online and offline depositing methods to simplify the Source Code Escrow process for our clients.
Anything that isn’t deposited will not be covered by your agreement and will therefore be difficult to access or recover when needed.
Secure storage of source code & supporting materials
All of our Software Escrow solutions are focused on security that doesn’t compromise efficiency, giving you the best of both worlds and peace of mind.
We also offer monitoring solutions that track all data usage so that nothing is unaccounted for and only the required personnel are accessing your data. Get in touch to find out more.
Materials released back to the end-user
SES will promptly release the Escrowed materials to the end-user following the terms agreed upon in the Software Escrow Agreement.
Software Escrow tailored to your business
At SES we have broken our core Software Escrow services into four distinct service levels to make it easier for our customers to choose the right protection for their business. All of our Software Escrow Agreement services can be used to protect both on-premise and hosted software applications, are secured to ISO: 27001 standards and include the highest liability indemnity insurance available (£5 million).
Our expert engineers are at the forefront of the industry, providing you with the best solutions, practices and recommendations that can help grow your business.
Already have an Escrow Agreement in place with another supplier? Our Free Transfer offer enables you to transfer your existing Escrow portfolio to SES at no additional cost. There are no setup fees and SES will manage the entire process on your behalf.
Level 1 - Basic
Level 2 - Code Validation
Level 3 - Code & Deployment Validation
Level 4 - Continuity 365
Our expertise, your questions answered
Why do I need a Software Escrow Agreement?
For End Users of business-critical applications, a Software Escrow Agreement protects you against the developer of your business-critical applications no longer being able to support their applications.
For Software Developers, an Escrow Agreement helps build credibility and trust that you have your clients interests at heart.
How does a Software Escrow Agreement work?
In its simplest form, an Escrow Agreement is a tri-party agreement between an End User, a Software Developer and a third party Software Escrow Agent. The Developer licenses the application to the End User as usual but also deposits a copy of the source code for the application and any other material required to accurately redeploy the application into Escrow which can then be released to the End User if a release event contained within the Escrow Agreement is triggered.
How much does a Software Escrow Agreement cost?
The answer to this is entirely dependent on the level of protection you need. SES offers a range of Software Escrow Agreements depending on how many clients will be added to the agreement (for Software Developers), how many business-critical applications the agreement will be used to cover (for End Users) and whether the application/s in question is installed on-premise or delivered through a SaaS model.