We live in a world of automation. The simpler, the better. Especially when it comes to mission critical information. That’s where we stepped in.
The entire idea of automating the software escrow depositing process came from the desire to provide the first agile escrow solution for an increasingly fluid software development world.
We wanted to make sure our (then future) clients had reliably up-to-date escrow deposits and remove the unnecessary burden of making manual deposits, by setting up the first ever automated escrow depositing solution in 2016.
The way we do it is simple: We connect the Escrow Deposit account directly to the Depositor’s source code archival system (i.e. GitHub, BitBucket, TFS & etc.). Typically, this takes 15-20 minutes depending on how many repositories we’re setting up and comes included in our one-time setup costs. Once connected, we monitor the connection as well as the backups to maintain the connection.
Obviously, if you’re storing valued IP, you want it to be secure. Our solution relies upon the same security the Depositor is already using in their code archival system. No third-party tools are needed to make the connection. The Depositor determines what repositories need to be shared and then establishes the frequency of the backup.
Once connected, we sweep weekly (by default) for changes in the archive to ensure continuity. We think anyone would agree that 52 updates a year is vastly superior to the industry average of 2.3 times a year. Plus, we store all versions of the backup in redundant data centers. We even have data centers in countries across the globe, so if you have a specific need, just let one of our Account Executives know and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.