Protect Your Business Critical Applications Today
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.
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, Software Escrow should be part of any software contract negotiation.
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.
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
Depositing source code & supporting materials
Secure storage of source code & supporting materials
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 Escrow contract.
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 Escrow Software Agreements 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).
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
Includes contract fees and two deposits of code annually with Basic Deposit Reporting on each deposit.
Level 2 - Code Validation
An annual, consultant-led validation process to ensure the application can be rebuilt from the source material held in Escrow.
Level 3 - Code & Deployment Validation
Level 4 - Continuity 365
Complete and rapid accesssibility to hosted applications in the event that the supplier is no longer available.
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.