Guard-IT to Provide Software Escrow for Microsoft "Certified for Microsoft Dynamics" Partners

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Austin-based Guard-IT Corporation has been chosen to provide software escrow services to "Certified for Microsoft Dynamics" partners. The software escrow requirement is new to CfMD and is effective November 1, 2010. Partners must place their source code into escrow to achieve CfMD certification.

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Software Escrow Services

Guard-IT Corporation (http://www.guard-it.com) has been selected to provide software escrow services to software developers in Microsoft Corporation’s “Certified for Microsoft Dynamics” (CfMD) ® accreditation program.

Certified for Microsoft Dynamics or "CfMD" (http://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/cfmd) is a solution certification achieved by Microsoft Dynamics partners whose software solutions have met Microsoft Corporation’s highest standard for partner developed solutions to deliver comprehensive business management systems.

Software escrow is a new requirement for CfMD. Effective November 1, 2010, partners will need to meet the escrow requirement to achieve CfMD certification.

Guard-IT preserves the developer’s intellectual property (software, source code, data, etc.) while protecting licensees’ interest in the technology, by providing contingent access to the source code in the event the developer ceases operations.

Guard-IT will be holding source code and data on behalf of CfMD partners and their licensees.

"We are thrilled to be part of the CfMD program, " said Guard-IT's founder and CEO Jim Ford. "Our online tools make it very easy for partners to get their escrow in place and meet the program requirements."

Ford said that Microsoft's escrow requirement for CfMD accreditation is an important step toward wide-scale use of software escrow.

"CfMD's escrow requirement highlights the importance of software escrow and it models a proactive, good-sense approach to protecting your technology assets," Ford said. "I expect many other developers, corporations and government agencies to follow suit with escrow requirements for all of their IT projects."

ABOUT GUARD-IT: Established in 1999, Austin-based Guard-IT Corporation is a leading innovator in software escrow and source code escrow services. Guard-IT's exclusive online tools allow for easy setup, maintenance and administration of software escrow accounts. Flexibility, service and pricing have made Guard-IT a leader in the escrow industry. Guard-IT protects the technology assets of government, corporate and industrial interests for clients in 25 countries. Complete details are available at http://www.guard-it.com.

ABOUT “CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT DYNAMICS” ®: 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 solutions to deliver comprehensive business management systems. For details visit http://www.lionbridge.com/ms-certified-dynamics.

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