A transaction between two parties can be mediated by what you call an escrow agent; escrow on the other hand refers to an agreement made by two parties who entrust their valuables to the escrow agent. The things that both parties deposit to an escrow agent could be in a form of documents, money, and intellectual property. The items that the agent is keeping will be protected until certain instructions are given to them. Whenever a the source code of a particular software is kept protected and private by an escrow agent or the third party then the software is believed to be in escrow. The company who will use the software can ask the agent to hold it in their behalf Software escrow services is a kind of protection given to both parties that is involve in a software licensee.
A programmer can only make a program if they have with them their source code. Source codes are important in the world of programming, if these codes are not protected then one can just obtain them and install the whole program in their respective device. As long as you have the right knowledge about software executable source code it is very much possible for you to have your own program or application. For software developers it is a must for them to assure their clients that whatever things that may happen, they will have the access to the source code of your program, this is where an escrow agent comes in play, they will only disclose the codes if there is a breach of contract made by software developer.
There are a number of individuals nowadays who are a victim of fraud and deception. Most of the time, there is a big amount of money involved in this type of transaction. With the help of an escrow contract, buyers of particular software are protected and far from danger, this is even better since there is an involvement of source code and software. As of today, more and more people create programs and software that are sold in the market and clients should know that there is already a safer way to purchase and that is through an escrow agreement.
The clients are not just the one protected from fraud but also those who are makers of the program itself. Developing your own program and software is no joke, you will need to spend a great deal of time, money and effort in order to make a high quality output. This is the right time to have a software escrow agent that will serve as the mediator of the whole transaction of the two parties, what they will do is setup the whole contract and let the two parties understand everything that they need to know. If by any chance any of the two parties violated any rule or part of the agreement then the escrow agent has every right to perform necessary actions as mandated in the contract or agreement that they have formulated.