Guard-IT Enhances Business Software Benefits through Innovative ‘Source Code Protection Plan’ (sm)

Worldwide Leader In Document Management Software Is First To Offer Vital Back-Up Service To Its Customers Via Guard-IT Online Registration

AUSTIN, TEXAS (July 1, 2003) – Guard-IT, the international software and intellectual property escrow service, has been selected by DocuWare Corporation for a special new program to expand vital backup services to any DocuWare customer.

Participants also automatically are eligible for special rates and help in setting up a Guard-IT Source Code Protection Plan (sm) for their own customers (

Under the Guard-IT plan, DocuWare licensees are guaranteed access to DocuWare source code and vital system information — thus minimizing reinstallation, retraining or replacement delays— should DocuWare's normal operations be unexpectedly interrupted."

DocuWare licensees can simply enroll online and rest assured that their risk is greatly reduced, as they become third-party beneficiaries to our escrow agreement with DocuWare," said Guard- IT founder and CEO Jim Ford.

Through the Guard-IT protection plan, DocuWare's licensees also will receive semi-annual status reports and confirmation of all source code updates. Licensees can purchase copies of the detailed escrow terms and technical verification reports pertaining to their DocuWare agreement as well.

Enrollment is available to DocuWare users worldwide, and Guard-IT has created an online enrollment page exclusively for their use.

DocuWare automatically updates the source code held by Guard-IT, thus assuring the latest building blocks for its products are always kept secure and confidential for the benefit of its enrolled Licensees.

" We selected Guard-IT as our escrow manger because they were one of the fastest growing companies in the technology escrow industry. Guard-IT is the perfect vehicle to insure our customer's investment in DocuWare is protected and secure," said DocuWare president Greg Schloemer."

Our decision to place DocuWare's source code in escrow was driven by a desire to provide our customers with peace of mind, knowing their investment is secure and providing our resellers with yet
another value-added differentiator," Schloemer added.

About DocuWare Corporation
Newburgh, NY-based DocuWare Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of DocuWare AG, headquartered in Germering, Germany. DocuWare Corporation sells and supports DocuWare, a state-of-the-art document management system, through its channel of more than 100 independent distributors in North, Central and South America. Founded in 1988, DocuWare AG develops the DocuWare software product line and distributes it through an international network of more than 400 resellers. DocuWare has more than 5,500 installations and tens of thousands of users in 50 countries and is available in 13 languages. For more information, visit


Jim Ford, Guard-IT Corporation
1250 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Bldg 3, Ste 400
Austin, Texas 78746 USA
Phone: 512-282-1995
FAX: 512-282-1895

Kara Weston, DocuWare Corporation
600 Stony Brook Court
Newburgh, New York 12550 USA
Phone: 845-563-9045
FAX: 845-563-9046

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