Following a period of rapid growth, Mike’s appointment strengthens Ascertia’s seasoned executive team and is one of many recent strategic hires across the organisation. This appointment enhances Ascertia’s technical expertise, its global partner network and cements the company’s commitment to producing innovative high-trust PKI and digital signature products.
This is a guest post from Erik R Van Zuuren, founder of Trustcore.EU, one of the authors of the blueprint for the Belgian Personal Identity Card Project (BelPIC) and part of key egov-supporting services at the Flemish government. Erik spoke at our 2019 Partner Event.
Certinet, based in Chile, has been a longstanding Ascertia partner and has a successful track record in delivering high profile projects. Certinet was also one of the first partners to integrate Ascertia solutions with SAP.
Ascertia’s ADSS SAM Appliance is the first Qualified Signature Creation Device (QSCD) that meets the new eIDAS regulations and ETSI/CEN standards of EN 419 241-1 and protection Profile EN 419241-2 with Sole Control Assurance Level 2 to deliver the highest levels of trust when creating Qualified Remote Signatures on behalf of Natural Persons and Natural Persons linked to Legal Entities.
Ascertia has many partners across the globe that provide expert local service to customers.
LAWTrust is Africa’s leading trust centre, security integrator and security solutions developer and is a long-term Ascertia partner.
On 1 May 2019, Ascertia launched the latest release of ADSS Server. This release provides a range of enhancements that allow third party products and services to take advantage of exciting new functionality including support for Remote Authorised Signing with Level 2 Sole Control.
Partners are critical to our continued success and our network stretches extensively across the world, with over 100 local partners based everywhere from Chile to Singapore.
Having announced that we passed the evaluation process earlier this month, the Common Criteria process has now officially completed with the issuance of this certificate. This enables the ADSS SAM (Signature Activation Module) appliance to be listed as a certified product on the Common Criteria website (under Products for Digital Signatures).
We have become the first company in the world to pass the Common Criteria EAL4+ evaluation process against the standard EN 419 241-2 for our ADSS SAM hardware appliance, a remote Qualified Signature Creation Device (QSCD). This provides the highest level of confidence that users have sole control over their signing keys held on central servers or in the cloud.
We are pleased to announce that we have signed a global distribution agreement with Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure issuance technology solutions. The agreement cements a long-standing relationship between us and Entrust Datacard after winning numerous business deals together worldwide. The global agreement covers Ascertia's ADSS Server and includes the server modules for digital signing, OCSP validation, SCVP validation and timestamping.
On 15th November 2018, Ascertia launched the ADSS Server Winter ’19 release (v5.10). This release delivers a new Cryptographic Service Provider (CSP) Service enabling Remote Signing with a range of applications including Microsoft Word, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat®. The benefits of remote signing for end users include no specialist hardware (smart cards), reduced costs, and a simplified signing process with strong security. We hope you enjoy using this new functionality!
MD Rod Crook recently spoke at the eID Forum, Tallinn. Rod’s talk, Enabling business applications to take advantage of eIDAS Remote Signatures, discussed how signing solutions are beneficial to organisations and what features they should be looking for when purchasing a solution.
On 18th September 2018, Ascertia launched the ADSS Server Autumn ’18 release (v5.9). This release delivers a brand new Signature Activation Module (SAM) and Remote Authorisation Service (RAS) to support eIDAS compliant Remote Signing with Level 2 Sole Control. The benefits of remote signing for end users include: no specialist hardware or software; reduced costs; simplified key management; and better security and auditing. We hope you enjoy using this new functionality!
At this year’s eID Forum in Tallinn, Ascertia will be presenting and discussing how all organisations can benefit from the use of document workflow and digital signature technology. The focus will be on eIDAS compliance and in particular the way in which the new remote signing standards can be employed to optimize the user experience.
A recent Forrester report outlined several interesting trends – firstly, the adoption of e-signatures within businesses continues to grow steadily throughout the world and in Europe enterprises are engaging with e-signature providers for a broader set of digital services than their US counterparts.
Last year’s IoT Solutions World Congress was an opportunity for the industry to focus on the increasing influence of the Internet of Things in PKI planning. We attended the event with our technology partner Thales e-Security, which has just published a report with the Ponemon Institute looking at PKI trends across eleven countries.
Recently a vulnerability in the implementation of TLS protocol has been found called ROBOT (Return Of Bleichenbacher's Oracle Threat). This is the return of a 19-year-old vulnerability that allows RSA decryption and signing operations with the private key of a TLS server.
We’re pleased to announce that Ascertia has been ‘Highly Commended’ at this year’s UK IT Industry Awards in the Cloud Innovation Provider of the Year category!