Four Levels of Escrow Verification

Iron Mountain’s escrow verification services strengthen the value of your escrow agreement.  

Complementing your technology escrow arrangement with verification services will help to mitigate potential risks by providing complete intellectual property protection and management, and ensuring a more rapid recovery should circumstances require it.

Iron Mountain’s trusted escrow verification services offer unrivaled insight into the composition of your escrow deposits through a four level approach to verification:

  • Level 1 Inventory and Analysis Test — Provides a complete audit and inventory of your deposit, including analysis of deposited media to verify the presence of build instructions and identification of materials necessary to recreate the original development environment.
  • Level 2 Compile Test —Validates whether the development environment can be recreated from the documentation and files supplied in the escrow deposit.
  • Level 3 Binary Comparison Test — Tests the functionality of the compiled deposit materials by comparing the files built in compile testing to the licensed, executable file running at your site.
  • Level 4 Full Usability Test —Confirms that the source code placed in escrow will be fully functional in the event of a release. We run a series of tests to ensure that replicated software runs properly, and then create a detailed report of these tests, which includes demonstrations of the functioning software in action.

In short, Iron Mountain’s Escrow Verification Services offer peace of mind in the form of an easy-to-read report that identifies what you have, ensures that it is complete and functional and defines what you would need to do in order to reconstruct your technology should the need arise. It’s risk management made easy, with all the resources and expertise of the world’s leading provider of intellectual property management services at your fingertips.