About SENZ

Protecting the future interests of all parties by escrowing software is very important for both software vendors and their customers. However equally as important is selecting an escrow partner you can trust.

SENZ is a software escrowing specialist, so its entire focus is on providing secure software escrowing services. Because software escrow isn’t just a sideline service, you can be assured SENZ is the escrow agent you can trust.

Quick Facts About SENZ

SENZ are New Zealand's trusted software escrow agents. Here are some quick facts about the company:

  • Software Escrow (NZ) Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Institute of IT Professionals NZ Inc (IITP), the professional body of the ICT sector and oldest ICT body in New Zealand.
  • SENZ operates nationwide with a head office and all operational staff based in Wellington.
  • SENZ stores all Escrow in a controlled access ex-bank vault in central Wellington, with escrow material only accessible by pre-vetted authorised staff and agents.
  • SENZ doesn’t disclose a client list for security reasons. Clients include many of New Zealand’s largest companies including banks, software vendors, manufacturers, telecommunications companies, lawyers, and many other businesses of all shapes and sizes.
  • The IITP Group has been offering software escrow services in New Zealand since 1997.
  • SENZ purposely doesn’t provide online lodgement of software escrow, due to inherent security issues plus other concerns related to completeness of submitted material.
  • SENZ is a trusted third party, acting for both the owner and licensee of software. It acts in the best interests of all parties at all times.

SENZ is a subsidiary of the Institute of IT Professionals

IITPSoftware Escrow (NZ) Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Institute of IT Professionals NZ Inc (IITP), the professional body of the IT sector.

Established in 1960 and with thousands of IT Professionals as members, IITP is New Zealand’s oldest and most trusted IT body. IITP is also fiercely independent, operating in the best interests of the public at all times.

IITP is also trusted by the ICT sector to operate and oversee ITCP, the professional certification of the ICT profession and is part of a global community of bodies representing over a million ICT Professionals around the world.

Find out about SENZ Services

Did you know?

100% Kiwi Owned

SENZ is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute of IT Professionals


SENZ is a third party to the escrow agreement, our only interest is in the security and guardianship of your software


SENZ Provides utmost protection while mitigating the risks associated with escrowing software directly with the vendor or lawyer


We store your software in New Zealand, under New Zealand Laws mitigating the risk of your code and data being subject to international jurisdiction.


SENZ holds a Private Security License in both the Property Guard and Document Destruction classes

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