Deposix Digital Escrow

Security. Safety. Service

A safe haven for your software and IP.

Deposix is an international escrow provider. Since 2002 we specialize in offering professional repository services for all sorts of Intellectual Property, e.g. software, data, cloud services, keys, etc. We trust in our proven contracts, our proficient service and a secure deposit to create a win-win solution for both, holders and users of Intellectual Property.



Almost 20 years of escrow expertise & leading customers from more than 40 countries.



Profound security concept in accordance with VdS guidelines & proprietary safety concept “Chinese Wall of Escrow”.



Optimized contract templates & consistent, proactive contract management.

Well-known companies from all over the world

put their faith in us:

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

Why Digital Escrow?

These days, Intellectual Property grows massively in importance. Often, it is one of the decisive factors contributing to a company’s success.


Software, IP/know-how in general, cloud services, data, keys… the number of electronic assets is steadily increasing. Their tangibility, however, decreases at the same time.


Deposix will provide you with custom-fit fiduciary solutions for a maximum of security.

Your added value = investment protection + safekeeping of trade secrets

Please try us any time, we’re looking forward to meeting your professional escrow needs!”.

Win-Win with Deposix

We create the greatest possible added value for rights holders and rights users solving the conflict of interest between both contracting parties.

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Who should consider fiduciary deposit of their sensitive data?

Rights users

Software users, licensees, rights/IP users

Deposix protects your investments:

  • We ensure usability and enhancement of the deposited software, even if the producer fails to perform

  • We update the deposited source code regularly

  • We conduct a technical verification of the deposited material, including software report and usage warranties

Deposix preserves the value of your investments and supports you with a proactive update management.

Rights holders

Software producers, licensors, rights/IP holders

Software producers, licensors, rights/IP holders:

  • We ensure security, consistency and professionality

  • We reliably protect your Intellectual Property

  • We support you providing your clients with failover and continuity

  • You offer you to expand your escrow protection for further products or users at any time

Deposix responds also to your clients’ demands and thereby provides you with clear competitive advantages.

IT/IP attorneys

IT consultants, IT experts

Deposix complements your toolbox with outstanding professionalism:

  • We offer you our expertise and know-how that we gained from more than 20 years of escrow experience

  • We provide you with standard contracts that have been tried and tested and also approved by legal experts

  • We work on solutions customized for the individual needs of your clients together

Deposix assumes the risk and supports you and your clients as trustworthy partner.

Deposix stands for experience, safety & quality, paired with:



Flexible contract design and a customized scope of service is our daily business. Moreover, we offer additional services, e.g. software assessment reports.


Technical expertise

We offer the entire range of technical verifications: software assessment reports, Cloud/SaaS escrow, immediate support of different developer platforms, Artificial Intelligence, etc.



We have a profound understanding of economic and technical correlations on hand, which enables us to focus entirely on our clients’ needs.



As a member of the Escrow Community and the “Organisation pro Software Escrow”, we actively support future-oriented topics, i.e. cloud computing/SaaS, Data and AI Escrow.


Was kann durch Deposix Digital Escrow geschützt werden?

  • Digital Data / Intellectual Property (IP) im Allgemeinen
  • Künstliche Intelligenz (KI): Trainingsdaten (Big Data Pools) und Modelle - Cloud basiert oder offline
  • Firmware, Embedded Software
  • Konstruktionszeichnungen und Baupläne, Wartungsdaten z.B. für Windkraftanlagen
  • Alle Arten von klassischer Software - klassisches Software-Lizenzmodell
  • Cloud / Software as a Service (SaaS) / Analytics as a Service (AaaS) Applikationen
  • Keys / Zugangspasswörter
  • Unternehmensdaten bei Unternehmensübernahme (Due Diligence)
  • Beschaffungslisten

Was ist Software Escrow?

Hinterlegung von (Software) Quellcode bei einem neutralen Dritten (Treuhänder). Bei einer Lizenzierung von Software können zwischen Softwareherstellern und ihren Kunden, den Anwendern, erfahrungsgemäß eine ganze Reihe potenzieller Reibungspunkte auftreten. Spätestens bei der Offenlegung des Quellcodes scheiden sich oft die Geister. Vermieden werden kann dieser für die Softwarebranche so typische Interessenskonflikt durch einen sogenannten Escrow-Agenten, einen unabhängigen Treuhänder mit technologischer Kompetenz, der den Quellcode für beide Parteien neutral hinterlegt.

Wie funktioniert ein Escrow-Prozess?

Ein Escrow-Vertrag wird geschlossen (i.d.R. zwischen 3 Parteien), dann wird das Hinterlegungsmaterial vom Lizenzgeber zusammengestellt und an Deposix übergeben. Deposix prüft das Material (ggf. durch eine umfassende technische Verifizierung, z.B. einem Nachbau der Software auf neutralen Rechnern) und bestätigt den Erhalt beiden Parteien. Im Anschluss betreut Deposix den Vertrag aktiv, d.h. Deposix kümmert sich u.a. um die Aktualisierung der hinterlegten Quellcodes.

Welche Punkte regelt ein Escrow-Vertrag?

Ein Escrow-Vertrag ist ein eigenständiger Vertrag, in dem alle rechtlichen Beziehungen zwischen den drei Parteien Lizenzgeber, Lizenznehmer und Treuhänder geregelt sind. Bestandteil des Vertrages sind z.B. die Bedingungen, unter denen das Hinterlegungsmaterial eventuell herausgegeben wird, Aktualisierungszeiträume, Haftungsfragen und Rechte am Material.

Deposix Digital Escrow Services

Our range of services

Escrow contracts

Deposix offers a wide range of tried and tested standard escrow contracts:

  • Individual contract

  • Collective contract licensor

  • Collective contract licensee

  • Cloud services (SaaS and AaaS)

  • Data & documents

  • Keys

If you interested, we are more than happy to provide you with one of our sample escrow contracts.

Deposit & deposit management

Deposix guarantees highest safety standards for the entire process:

  • Tried and tested depository agreements

  • Extensive standardized initial inspection

  • Deposit in an environment similar to a data center

  • Full audit trail for all deposits

  • Deposit statement after every update

  • In case of discloure: professional management as active, neutral partner

Verification & software report

Deposix assures the usage of your IP for future developments. We offer the following inspections:

  1. Documentation check: complete, transparent documentation

  2. Plausibility check: check on compressibility

  3. Compile – build – run: executable object code

  4. Function check: check on functionality

  5. Code check: review of programming

All verifications guarantee the technical completeness required for a deposit. This service can also be provided as an independent service.


You prefer development platforms for your deposit?


We want to make depositing and updating data as convenient as possible for our clients. Therefore, we support (apart from standards as DVD, sFTP, etc.) data transmission via development platforms, i.a.:

  • GitHub

  • GitLab

  • Bitbucket

  • dockerhub

  • AWS

  • Azure


Our customers? Are excited!


"Wir von Because Software bieten unseren Kunden seit über 12 Jahren die Hinterlegung des Quellcodes bei Deposix an.
Eine regelmäßige technische Verifizierung des Codes durch den Treuhänder ist sinnvoll – wir begrüßen diese, da sie die Qualität der eigenen Software mit voranbringt."

Lorenz Mrkos
Vorstand Because Software AG

Deposix Escrow - with customers in over 40 countries!