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  • South Africa: LAWtrust wins DHA eID project with Ascertia PKI and e-Signing products

    Jan 15, 2014
    LAWtrust ( was the successful bidder to the South African Department of Home Affairs to provide eID PKI infrastructure services that use Ascertia’s Validation Authority called ADSS OCSP Server, ADSS Time Stamp Authority (TSA) Server plus ADSS Signing Server products. LAWtrust is a major trust services provider in South Africa and uses Ascertia’s e-trust products for public cloud services, private cloud services and also delivers the products for on-premise deployments. The two companies work in close cooperation to deliver solutions that meet the sweet-spot requirements of high trust, ease of use and reasonable cost.
  • Ascertia Docs v5.6.3 released

    Jan 14, 2014
    The latest version of Ascertia Docs includes the following enhancements:
    • Major enhancements in iOS and Android apps (branded as SigningHub). This includes support for document searching, deletions, ability to initial documents, and e-sign documents using in-person signature fields. An iPhone version of the app is also now released.
    • Users now have the ability to edit signature workflow templates and configure how e-signature should be created within mobile signing apps. Improved document ordering is also provided.
    • Ascertia Docs admin can now assign service plans to multiple pre-existing users.view full release notes.
  • Brazil: DigitalSign commences PKI operations with ADSS Server

    Jan 01, 2014
    DigitalSign ( has embraced Ascertia ADSS CA Server, ADSS OCSP Server and ADSS TSA Server products to provide a PKI infrastructure to meet the demanding needs of the Brazilian ITI’s ICP-Brasil programme. DigitalSign are already creating advanced digital certificates on smartcards to meet the local business requirements and using Ascertia’s ADSS Server and PDF Sign&Seal products to sign business documents and data. Ascertia has now extended its signing options to show certificate entitlement data within visible PDF signatures to clarify why people are signing.
  • Spain: Gas Natural selects Ascertia ADSS Server

    Dec 15, 2013
    Gas Natural ( has selected Ascertia ADSS Signing Server to provide e-trust services to meet their business needs to verify a variety of signed business documents in various formats and create long-term trust for their business document archives. ADSS Signing Server with its sophisticated support for ETSI PAdES, XAdES, CAdES e-signature formats, high availability deployment options and easy integration was a clear favourite to meet this need.
  • Ascertia Docs v5.6.2 released

    Nov 05, 2013
    Ascertia Docs has been enhanced to provide a new In-Person signing feature for face-to-face meetings where an end-user e-signs a document which the main business user witnesses and digitally signs and binds both signatures into a document. Support for simple e-signatures is now provided for users that do not wish to have an account or use a digital certificate. Other new features include Enterprise branding such that their Enterprise Users see the branding set by their Enterprise Admin, the option to sign multiple documents in one operation and much more. Click here to see the release notes.
  • ADSS Server v4.7.5.1 released

    Oct 26, 2013
    ADSS Server has been enhanced to improve industry interoperability for PAdES Part 4 LTV signatures, ADSS Go>Sign Applet now supports the recent updates to Java 7 security, ADSS Server now uses Java 7 update 25 and Apache Tomcat 7.0.42 to support the latest versions and security patches, Internal CRL processing and checking has been enhanced, SCVP advanced validation options and reporting have been extended. Click here to see the release notes.
  • Europe: Ascertia Sponsors National eID & ePassport Conference

    Sep 30, 2013
    Ascertia is sponsoring the National eID & ePassport Conference in Berlin on 28-29 October. Ascertia will be promoting how organisations can leverage maximum value from their eID trust schemes using advanced document signing and verification, approval workflow & tracking and secure archiving solutions. Demonstrations of these applications together with Ascertia's advanced PKI and eID management systems will be available upon request. To book an appointment with Ascertia at the event please contact us.
  • Ascertia Docs / SigningHub Android App released!

    Sep 27, 2013
    Following on from the success of SigningHub iPad app, Ascertia today released the Android version. The native app available from Google Play store offers advanced digital signature functionality meeting the latest PAdES (part 2 and part 4) specifications. Create e-signatures using your finger or stylus and then wrap this in a advanced long-term digital signature using your own PKI signing key held on the server. All the advance features like mobile OTP authentication are available from this easy to use smart app. Get it now from:
  • Brazil: ADSS Server is officially certified as meeting the Government (ITI) requirements

    Aug 07, 2013
    Ascertia ADSS CA Server has passed the Brazil Government audit and meets the stringent requirements for CA systems. The assessment was carried out by the Brazilian Institute of Information Technology (ITI) as part of the ICP-Brasil Programme. Ascertia’s partner DigitalSign will now deploy an ADSS Server powered digital signature service portal to enable its certificate holders to sign various documents using ETSI PAdES, XAdES, CAdES and other signatures formats. DigitalSign were impressed with the quality and functionality of the ADSS CA Server and the way it meets the detailed ITI requirements for Certificate Authority in Brazil.
  • Ascertia Docs 5.6.1 released

    Aug 01, 2013
    The latest version of Ascertia Docs provides many new features including Mobile device based user authentication and digital signatures using ETSI MSSP protocols. Other newly added features are: templates support for the saving of initials and form fields, custom signature appearances, Tiff to PDF conversion, support for SHA-256, PAdES Part 4 LTV signatures and improved installer. Click here to learn more.

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