History

About Guard-IT

Founded in 1999, Austin-based Guard-IT is a privately held Texas corporation that provides software and intellectual property escrow services to technology developers, their licensees and legal counsel in the U.S. and abroad.  Guard-IT's client base spans more than 32 countries and ranges from small software developers to Fortune 100 companies, and public-sector entities ranging from small-town municipalities to large federal agencies.

Guard-IT's executive team brings together more than 60 years of combined experience in software escrow services, IT systems and e-commerce development, intellectual property matters and corporate contract law. This unique combination of disciplines provides depth and insight to meet your most specific software escrow or intellectual property escrow needs, and is key to helping customize the best possible escrow agreement for your situation.

In 2002, Guard-IT introduced an industry-first, paperless Client Tools system to automate the creation and management of escrow agreements, and later expanded its international operations into Toronto.  It was a busy year, as 2002 ended with Guard-IT's acquisition of Fidex Americas Corporation, an Idaho-based escrow competitor.

In 2010, Guard-IT was one of the first escrow providers in the world selected by Microsoft to satisfy its escrow requirement for the "Certified for Microsoft Dynamics" accreditation program (see news release).

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Certified for Microsoft Dynamics (CFMD) is a solution certification achieved by Microsoft Dynamics partners whose software solutions have met Microsoft Corporation’s highest standard for partner developed applications to deliver comprehensive business management systems. It helps identify Microsoft Dynamics solutions that have been tested for compatibility, meet high quality standards, and are successfully used by existing customers.

CFMD partners may click here to visit our CFMD Escrow site.

Guard-IT's innovative Online Tools, flexible terms and customization of software escrow agreements and professional service all merge to create unparalleled customer experience in the escrow of source code, proprietary data, technical documentation, trade secrets and other intellectual property.

Contact info@guard-it.com for more information.