Trusted Digital Signatures

Document signing certificates and services for Microsoft Office and PDF documents

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Scalable Document Signing – From Desktop to Cloud

The need for signatures pops up in virtually every department - human resources for employee timesheets and vacation requests, finance signing off on invoices and purchase orders, legal preparing contracts, sales entering new client relationships. Printing every time you need a signature is impractical and inefficient. Fortunately, there’s a better way. Trusted digital signatures allow you to keep your entire workflow online and offer greater security than non-standardized electronic signatures.

As a member of Adobe’s Approved Trust List (AATL) and Microsoft Root Trust List, GlobalSign’s document signing certificates are compatible with the leading programs and are an easy to use, cost-effective way to add digital signatures to your documents.

Legally Admissible, Compliant Digital Signatures

GlobalSign digital signatures can help you meet the requirements of many national and industry-specific regulations regarding the legal acceptance of electronic signatures in place of wet ink signatures, including:

  • US ESIGN (Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce)
  • FDA CFR 21 Part 11
  • US UETA (Uniform Electronic Transactions Act)
  • US State Professional Engineering (PE) Seals
  • UN Model Electronic Signature Law
  • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
  • eIDAS (advanced & qualified e-signatures, eSeals)
  • CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China)

Deployment Options – Certificates on Hardware or Full-scale Service

GlobalSign document signing certificates and services scale to accommodate businesses of all sizes, from individuals to large enterprises. Per regulation, digital signing certificates must be stored on FIPS-compliant hardware, such as USB tokens or HSM. GlobalSign offers multiple options for this dependent on signature volume and document workflow, including a new cloud service that eliminates the need for customer-managed hardware altogether.

Signing certificates stored on USB tokens

Token-based deployments are ideal for lower volume signature needs. Individual (e.g., John Smith) or department-level (e.g., Accounting) signing credentials are stored on a portable, FIPS-complaint USB token so they stay in the sole possession of the signer (a critical component of many regulations) and accommodate traveling or remote employees.

  • Sign with individual, organization, or department-level identity
  • Meet national and industry-specific compliance requirements for digital signatures
  • Ensure document integrity and authorship to protect intellectual property
  • Add customizable approval signatures, such as an image of your physical signature or an engineering seal
  • Sign multiple document types with one credential
  • Included timestamping supports audit trails and meets compliance
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Microsoft Office
Libre Office
Adobe
Bluebeam

Cloud-based Digital Signing Service

GlobalSign’s cloud-based Digital Signing Service makes digital signatures accessible to organizations through document workflow providers, creating a true end-to-end solution and lowering barriers such as cost, hardware requirements, maintenance, and internal expertise.

Bringing together all the cryptographic components necessary to offer the most feature rich and collaborative digital signature service, it is also the most secure — with no database of private keys to compromise and no documents are ever stored, even in hashed forms.

  • Build trusted digital signatures into existing document workflow solutions
  • Sign with individual or department-level identity
  • Outsource cryptography and PKI to a trusted third party CA
  • All crypto components included – signing certificate issuance, timestamping, etc.
  • Meet regulatory compliance around e-signatures
  • Easy integration via API or SDK and high throughput scale to meet signature demand
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AdobeSign
Ascertia
Odyssey
Parchment

Signing Certificates Stored on HSM

Organizations who want to integrate with an internally developed, or off-the-shelf, automated document application, can use an HSM deployment. Internal PKI expertise is required to configure the integration between the HSM and document workflow.

The signing credential, issued by GlobalSign, is issued to organization or department-level identities (e.g., Accounting, Finance) and is stored and protected on a FIPS-compliant hardware security module (HSM).

  • Build digital signatures into existing document workflows and automate the signing process
  • Sign with organization or department-level identity
  • Support higher volume signature needs
  • Meet digital signature compliance regulations
  • Timestamp documents to support time-sensitive transactions, audit trails, and non-repudiation
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HSM Signing
Adobe Livecycle
Ascertia
Eldos
iText

eIDAS Advanced & Qualified Electronic Signatures

With GlobalSign's solutions, you can create advanced or qualified (the highest level) electronic signatures and seals. Signatures are in the name of individuals; seals are in the name of organizations or other corporate bodies.

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Industries

Everyone can benefit from replacing paper-based workflows with digital signatures. Below are just a few examples of the industries who have adopted trusted digital signatures to shorten project timelines, save on costs, and automate document workflows, while also meeting compliance around electronic signatures acceptance.

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  • Meet compliance and industry regulations with trusted, PKI-based digital signatures
  • Scalable deployment options support businesses of all sizes
  • Ensure document integrity, authorship, and time and date of signing