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Software Escrow Verification

Ensure that the material held under a Software Escrow Agreement is up to date, complete, correct, and can be utilized in a release event.

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What is Software Escrow Verification?

Software Escrow Verification tests the source code and material held under the Software Escrow Agreement to ensure it is correct, complete, and can be rebuilt into the working application, providing a higher level of resilience and business continuity assurance.



Benefits of Escrow Verification

Enables continuity

Software Escrow Verification guarantees the availability of the knowledge and guidance required to rebuild further, maintain, and develop the software.

Supports compliance

Software Escrow Verification supports compliance with regulatory requirements to test business continuity and exit plans for critical third-party software.

Mitigates risk

Software Escrow Verification diminishes IT supply chain disruption risk by certifying that business continuity plans are executed with minimal disruption or downtime.





Entry Level

This is the minimum level of verification recommended by Escode for business-critical third-party software applications.

Independent Build Verification

Recommended for licensees that plan to contract with an alternative developer to rebuild and maintain the application in the event of supplier failure.

User Assured

Recommended for licensees that plan to use internal resources to rebuild and maintain the software in-house in the event of supplier failure.

Secure Deposit Review Verification

Following a Deposit Review Escode will conduct a SAST exercise to identify any security, privacy or quality defects within the software source code Escrow deposit.

EaaS Access

Recommended for licensees that would require cloud environment access credentials in the event of supplier failure.

EaaS Replicate

Recommended for licensees that would require access to a fully replicated and separately hosted instance of the cloud environment in the event of supplier failure.

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How does Escrow Verification work?


One of our expert in-house Software Escrow Verification Consultants will work alongside the software supplier, either in person or virtually, to observe and capture evidence of the end-to-end process of rebuilding the software code into a working application. This is done either at the supplier’s site, within Escode’s environment or the software customer’s on-site IT infrastructure – this is dependent on the chosen level of verification.


Our Verification Consultant will document their findings in an ISO9001 standard report. This includes precise details of all tasks and information gathered, checks made, results of those checks, and any additional findings/ recommendations. The report will also detail any credentials, information, or materials identified during the exercise so that it can be used as a step-by-step build guide by the software customer in a release event.


Escode will issue a copy of the Software Escrow Verification report to all parties for comment. Once approved, we will deposit this into Escrow along with other associated materials. We offer the flexibility to deposit within a physical or virtual vault located within our secure Cloud environment, which is monitored 24/7 by our industry-leading Security Operations Centre to ensure the highest level of security is maintained at all times.


Why 14,000+ businesses choose Escode

Escode Software Escrow Flexible Agreements

Flexible Agreements

We provide adaptable Escrow agreements designed to suit your business requirements. Choose from Cloud or on-premises solutions, available in 17 jurisdictions.

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Escode Software Escrow Automated Depositing

Automated Depositing

Experience effortless integration, automated depositing and manage your Escrow solutions anytime, anywhere with View.

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Escode Software Escrow Secure Storage

Asset Protection

Market-leading security with 24/7 surveillance, secure physical and virtual vaults, and SOC2 monitoring.

Escrow vaults

Escode Software Escrow In House Specialists

In-house Specialists

Our dedicated in-house technical, legal and customer support teams are committed to providing support and guidance.

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Escode Software Escrow Scalable Solutions

Scalable Solutions

As your business expands, we stand ready to support your growth through ongoing product reviews and strategic vendor partnerships.

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Introduction to Software Escrow

In an era where businesses heavily rely on technology, safeguarding intellectual property becomes a critical priority. This guide explores the role of software escrow and verification services in securing your company’s assets, detailing essential steps, items to be placed in escrow, and emphasizing the importance of a robust verification process.

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