Guard-IT is a leading innovator in third-party escrow services,
helping create and administer escrow agreements
for the protection and preservation of software source code,
intellectual property & other digital assets.
Additionally, we act as escrow agent and paymaster
for commercial, monetary transactions in the U.S. and abroad.
Our "Self-Service" tool kit lets you setup agreements, enroll beneficiaries
and upload escrow deposit materials 24/7.
Serving a Global Clientele Since Since 1999
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Do you need an escrow agreement
to preserve software source code, intellectual property or other digital assets?
Do you need an escrow agent to manage commercial payment services?
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Our mission is to protect and preserve digital assets and serve as a trusted third-party agent.
Our exclusive "Self-Service" portal reduces your administrative burden by helping you set up new escrow agreements, upload deposit materials, add new beneficiaries and pay invoices from any desktop or mobile device.
Our monetary (paymaster) escrow services are supported by Capital One Bank's treasury management system for the utmost in security and service.
Our competitive rates -- with no setup fees or hidden charges -- are guaranteed for the life of your escrow agreement.
We'll help you prepare an escrow agreement for your specific needs.
Escrow has been our focus since 1999.
We serve a global clientele in almost every industry & service sector.
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Our team comprises decades of experience in escrow, IT development, intellectual property matters, mediation and contract law.
Please call or e-mail us with questions or comments.
What We Do
Guard-IT provides third-party escrow, or safekeeping, to secure and preserve software source code, data, formulas, diagrams, digital assets and other intellectual property.
Escrow resolves the issues of access and possession of these assets by placing them with a neutral party (Guard-IT) for safekeeping. The "escrow agreement" is the contract that defines the depositor's ownership of the deposit materials, and designates clients, licensees, investors or other interested parties as beneficiaries to the escrow. It also predefines specific terms or “release conditions” that would trigger a release of the escrow deposit materials to a beneficiary.
"Multi-User" agreements give developers an extra layer of intellectual property protection, control of the basic escrow terms and the flexibility to add any number of beneficiaries to a single agreement. "Single-User" agreements usually include specific terms that are exclusive to one beneficiary.
Established in 1999, Austin, Texas-based Guard-IT serves clients in more than 36 countries, ranging from small software developers to Fortune 100 corporations, along with various city, state and federal agencies. The Guard-IT executive team brings together more than 65 years of combined experience in technology development, dispute resolution, intellectual property matters and corporate contract law.
Please tour our website for more information, or call us at (512) 282-1995 with questions or to request a free draft agreement.
Working with Guard-IT has been a breeze; from setting up our agreement, to creating product line escrows, setting up beneficiaries, to depositing code. Simple yet…Jeff Hoffman
We selected Guard-IT as our escrow manager because they [are] one of the fastest growing companies in the technology escrow industry. Guard-IT is the perfect…Greg Schloemer
In my dealings with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Guard-IT, my company only supplied the escrow material...however, the dealings we did have went very smoothly and…Johnny Frings