We recently caught up with Patrick Beckman Lapré, Global Director Sales of Document Signing at Ascertia partner DigiCert to talk about the digitalisation of processes and the impact of eIDAS on the adoption of remote signing across Europe.
DigitalSign is a trust service provider and long-term Ascertia partner based in Portugal, operating across Europe and Brazil.
Qualified Trust Service Providers (QTSPs) work with customers in high-trust industries that require eIDAS certified Qualified Signatures.
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.
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.
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.
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.