Software Escrow for Regulated Industries to Ensure Compliance

Written by Jo Rust | Published on April 24, 2023


In today's technology-driven world, businesses are increasingly relying on third-party software to power their operations. While this offers numerous advantages, it also exposes them to potential risks, particularly in regulated industries such as healthcare, finance, and energy. 


Software escrow services have emerged as a solution to mitigate these risks by ensuring that business-critical software remains accessible and functional even if the vendor goes out of business or fails to meet their contractual obligations. Codekeeper is a leading provider of software escrow services, specifically designed to ensure compliance with industry regulations. 


In this article, we will explore how our services cater to regulated industries and offer peace of mind to businesses.


Understanding Software Escrow Services

A software escrow is a legal arrangement in which a neutral third party like Codekeeper, holds the source code, documentation, and other critical components of a software application on behalf of the software vendor and the end-user. This arrangement is established to protect the end-user's investment in the software and ensure its continued availability and functionality in the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as the software vendor going bankrupt or failing to meet their support and maintenance obligations.


CodeKeeper: Compliance for Regulated Industries

We offer specialized software escrow services tailored to the unique needs of regulated industries. By combining our extensive knowledge of industry-specific regulations with state-of-the-art escrow solutions, we provide businesses with a secure and reliable means to safeguard their software assets.


Industry-Specific Expertise

Our team of experts is well-versed in the regulations and requirements of various industries, including healthcare, finance, and energy. Their deep understanding of these regulations allows them to create customized escrow agreements that address the specific needs and concerns of businesses operating within these sectors.

Secure Storage Solutions

We employ advanced security measures to ensure the protection of the source code and other software assets stored in the escrow. Our secure storage facilities are compliant with industry standards, including the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Service Organization Control (SOC) requirements.


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Regular Verification and Testing

To ensure the deposited materials' reliability and functionality, we conduct regular verification and testing of the software held in escrow as an added service. This rigorous process confirms that the source code and other assets are up-to-date and that they can be successfully deployed and operated in the event of a release trigger.

Seamless Release Process

In the event of a release trigger, such as the software vendor's insolvency or failure to meet support and maintenance obligations, our efficient release process ensures that businesses have prompt access to the software assets they need to maintain their operations. This minimizes downtime and disruption, helping businesses stay compliant with industry regulations.

Legal Expertise and Support

We offer legal support to help businesses navigate the complexities of software escrow agreements. Our team of professionals assists in drafting and reviewing escrow agreements, ensuring that all parties' interests are protected and that the agreements comply with industry-specific regulations.


For businesses operating in regulated industries, maintaining compliance with industry regulations is crucial. Software escrow services, such as those provided by CodeKeeper, play an essential role in ensuring the continued availability and functionality of business-critical software, even in the face of unforeseen circumstances. By offering industry-specific expertise, secure storage solutions, regular verification and testing, a seamless release process, and legal support, we help businesses protect their investments in software and stay compliant with industry regulations.


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