The acceleration of digital business has been rapid over the past 18 months and caught many by surprise. The Cloud Signature Consortium (CSC) has supported this rise in the digital economy by developing a set of standards and protocols for remote signing that enable businesses to leverage digital signatures and power cross-border business.
Ascertia provides an integrated solution for PKI and digital signature trust service components. Organisations can safely manage digital identities across their corporate networks and migrate paper-intensive processes to the digital world by using Ascertia’s products to digitally sign on the desktop, mobile or via an automated server.
Launched in 2012, the G-Cloud framework has revolutionised how public sector departments access innovative IT solutions. By providing the UK Government with the ability to procure services from approved cloud-based suppliers, IT costs have been driven down and efficiency increased.
What is the Cloud Signature Consortium (CSC)?
Ascertia is a CSC member, a group of industry and academic organisations committed to building a new standard for cloud-based digital signatures that will support web and mobile applications and comply with the most demanding electronic signature regulations in the world. The CSC was created to develop common protocols so that distributed applications and services can leverage digital signatures in a non-proprietary way.
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.
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.
The ADSS Connector for SharePoint has always provided tight integration with the Microsoft SharePoint portal and ADSS Server Go>Sign Service. This allows enterprise users to "click and sign" on a document in SharePoint. The internal process first uploads the target document to ADSS Server, (converting the document to PDF/A if required) and then shows it to the user using the ADSS Go>Sign Viewer.