Verification

Escrow Verification – All you need to know

Software Verification - All You Need to Know Before we take a look at verification, let’s quickly re-visit software escrow so we understand just where verification fits in. What is Software Escrow? A developer creates a new application and wants to license it or offer it to a business that wants to use it. The business - the end-user of the software, is concerned about relying on software from a developer with an unproven track record. What if the developer goes out of business? How will the end-user get bugs fixed or new features added? If the end-user no longer ...
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Technical Verification Enquiry Form

Do you currently have material escrowed with Harbinger? YesNo Where is your business located? Not in AustraliaACTNew South WalesNorthern TerritoryQueenslandSouth AustraliaTasmaniaVictoriaWestern Australian/a Is your material currently escrowed elsewhere? YesNo Please provide the name and location of your escrow agent. What level of verification are you interested in? noneunsureLevel 0Level 1Level 2Level 3Tailored verificationSupervised compilation and lodgement How would you prefer us to contact you? by phoneby e-mail
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Harbinger Escrow FAQ

Search Harbinger’s Knowledgebase Search for: Search our archives and deeper information to learn more about escrow, verification and Harbinger's services Ask escrow professionals for advice We would be happy to discuss your specific needs and tailor a solution that provides the appropriate protection for your business. Call Harbinger today on +61 3 9618 2000 to discuss your questions on: Software, Website, SaaS, Investment escrow Intellectual property protection Software verification IT operational risk management Governance and corporate compliance For independent legal… 3 0 How Software Escrow Works How Software Escrow Works Software escrow (or source code escrow) services are most commonly ...
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What is Supervised Compilation

The traditional test compilation of the source code (part of Harbinger’s Level 2 Deposit Analysis) can be a time-consuming exercise. Supervised Compilation occurs when the escrow agent attends the vendor’s workplace, confirms the build environment documentation, observes the compilation of the source code into object code, observes the working object code and then supervises the lodgement of the materials into escrow. Often it is necessary to repeat the compilation process several times if there is discrepancy in the vendor’s build instructions.

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What is Level 0 Verification?

Level 0 Verification is also known as a Deposit Validity Review. This is a process that Harbinger undertakes when it receives a deposit from a software vendor. We undertake a series of checks that include: Deposits have been lodged in a timely fashion Materials are up to date (in alignment with the escrow agreement) Media (if applicable) is checked for damage and wear Deposits can be de-compressed (un archived) Encrypted files can be decrypted and the method of encryption is known Deposits are accessible using the appropriate encryption key or password Deposits are free from viruses Sample files are tested …

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What is a “verification reset”

A verification reset occurs when the instructions or components provided by the software supplier are insufficient for the verification programme to continue. At that point, the project manager will refer to the software supplier who will remediate the escrowed material. Verification then commences from the start.

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Contact Location Harbinger Escrow Services. Suite 2 Level 4 34 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000, Australia. PO Box 9036 South Yarra 3141. Telephone: +61 3 9618 2000 E-mail: contact@harbinger.com.au
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Level 3: Lodgment Compilation

Level 3: Lodgment Compilation   This level simulates the occurrence of a release of the source code to you. It confirms that the material in escrow are complete, can be compiled (assembled) and will behave in the manner that you expect. The cost of conducting Level 3 verification services begins at $5500. We charge based on a time and materials basis. This is because the effort involved in performing Level 3 verification is dependent on factors that cannot be qualified by Harbinger in advance. These include: Complexity of software Complexity of build instructions Accuracy of build instructions Availability of the …

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Level 2: Lodgment Analysis

Level 2: Lodgement Analysis   This level confirms that the lodgment will convert into object code as required by the end-user. It will also make an early determination of any reason that the materials do not contain all the items that your escrow agreement is designed to protect. The cost of Level 2 verification starts at $2750. This will vary depending on the complexity of the software, the compilation environments and the documentation that requires review. To speak to a specialist about your verification services, call us today on 03 9618 2000.

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