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  • Brazil: Ascertia delivers PDF (PAdES) and PKCS#7 (CAdES) signing solution

    Sep 26, 2011
    Ascertia working with local partner CertSolutions was awarded the contract to supply a PDF and PKCS#7 digital signature server for a technical services company needing to sign and secure invoice and other documents and data. ADSS Server offers unique flexibility in the way it can handle multiple document and signature types while using multiple keys from various trust providers.
  • Europe: Ascertia to attend workshop on EU Signature Policy

    Sep 12, 2011
    Ascertia senior staff will be attending an EU workshop on the future of electronic identification, authentication and signature policy in Brussels on 3rd October 2011. The aim of this project is to study the feasibility of a comprehensive EU legal framework for identification-related electronic credentials required to secure electronic transactions (including ancillary services). To book a meeting with Ascertia at this event please contact us.
  • Turkey: Ascertia attends National eID & ePassport Conference!

    Sep 07, 2011
    Ascertia senior staff will be attending the National eID & ePassport Conference being hosted in Istanbul, Turkey on the 24th-25th of October 2011. Ascertia will be interested to discuss its advanced, PEPPOL-compliant, eID and digital signature solutions. Particular emphasis will be made on how the Ascertia ADSS Server can be used to deliver ICAO and Extended Access Control (EAC) PKI system components for Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTDs), popularly known as ePassports. To book an appointment with Ascertia at the event please contact us.
  • Global: Ascertia announces Ascertia Docs interoperability with high trust local digital certificates

    Aug 15, 2011
    Ascertia announces that it has successfully tested its cloud-based document sign-off and approval workflow application Ascertia Docs, with multiple Public Key Infrastructures in Europe the US and Asia where smartcard keys with high trust PIV and eID certificates are used. The long-term PDF signatures have used either local TSA servers, CRLs or on-line OCSP servers to provide the necessary timestamp and certificate revocation data. This means that companies wanting high trust individual PDF digital signatures created by local smartcards or USB tokens can now use Ascertia Docs and their local PKI. The long-term signature produced by Ascertia Docs are good for up to 25 years depending on the CA. Ascertia Docs supports Adobe Rooted CDS and other certificates from GlobalSign, VeriSign and Entrust, Adobe AATL and other certificates from QuoVadis and SwissSign, plus eID and other certificates from DigitalSign and Certipost. Other certificate service providers can be readily supported as required.
  • Europe: Ascertia signs Concept Electronics as a reseller for Romania

    Jul 18, 2011
    Ascertia welcomes Concept Electronics to its reseller partner network. Concept Electronics is headquartered in Bucharest and specialises in advanced IT solutions including trust solutions using digital certificates. In their first sale they have supplied Ascertia’s PDF signing products to the Romanian Government. Ascertia has also agreed to enhance the PDF Sign&Seal to include optional file signing using PKCS#7 and CMS functionality later this year.
  • USA: Ascertia ADSS OCSP Server is FIPS 201 Certified and placed on the GSA Approved Products List

    Jul 12, 2011
    Ascertia’s ADSS OCSP Server has been successfully certified as part of the GSA FIPS 201 Evaluation Program. FIPS 201 is a United States federal government standard that defines Personal Identity Verification (PIV) requirements for Federal employees and contractors. FIPS 201 was developed to satisfy the technical requirements of HSPD-12 in response for improving the identification and authentication of Federal employees and contractors for access to Federal facilities and information systems. The ADSS OCSP Server validation authority was subjected to a number of strict tests including the use of RSA and ECDSA crypto with SHA-1 and SHA-2 algorithms. Ascertia continues its support for FIPS 201 and the ADSS SCVP Server is also in the process of being FIPS 201 certified with results expected in Q4 2011.
  • Middle East: UAE’s Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) selects Ascertia for validating of national e-IDs cards

    Jun 27, 2011
    Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) has selected Ascertia’s ADSS OCSP Server product as part of the UAE government national ID smart card scheme for citizens and expatriates. The UAE national e-ID smartcards are used for a wide range of online government services, border control and general e-signature and authentication applications. ADSS Server provides centralised e-ID validation services so that any of these business applications can verify digital identity certificates in real-time. The project has used next generation PKI technology to position the UAE e-ID program as one of the most advanced in the world. Ascertia's ADSS Server was selected after a rigorous evaluation process to meet high performance, resilience, real-time certificate status monitoring and detailed management reporting and advanced security management features. Ascertia has also supplied ADSS Signing Server to enable EIDA to offer a full centralised e-signature verification service. ADSS Server removes complexity from business applications and allows them to make a simple service call to EIDA’s centralised verification authority service making the eID cards simple to use and ubiquitous in providing trust services within the UAE.
  • Europe: Ascertia attends the PEPPOL conference in Stockholm

    May 26, 2011
    Ascertia attends the PEPPOL conference in Stockholm to discuss and debate the way in which ADSS Server’s PEPPOL capabilities can add value to any Pan European Public Procurement On-Line business solution. Ascertia offers a full range of digital signature creation and verification features including signature and certificate quality assessment to PEPPOL specifications.
  • USA: Ascertia PDF Sign&Seal selected by major corporate

    May 15, 2011
    Ascertia’s PDF Sign&Seal product continues to delight corporate users and corporate IT departments with its ease of installation and simplicity of use. Another major global organisation has selected our desktop PDF signing solution for use in group document approval processes.
  • Asia: Ascertia Partners with AsiaPeak

    Apr 27, 2011
    Ascertia welcomes AsiaPeak to its reseller partner network. AsiaPeak, a Taiwan-based company, has more than 15 years of IT security and integration experience, particularly in the areas of cryptographic hardware, PKI and document security. The two companies will address the growing need for digital signature, time-stamping and archiving solutions.

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