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Trusted Digital Signatures

Document signing certificates for
Microsoft Office and PDF documents

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Digital Signature Solutions from GlobalSign

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. Digital signatures allow you to keep your entire workflow online.

As a member of Adobe’s Approved Trust List (AATL), 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. 

Digitally Sign Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, & more with one signing credential.

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What is a Digital Signature?

Digital signatures are the online equivalent of a notarized signature. To apply Digital Signatures to messages and files the organization must hold a valid digital certificate. Digital certificates are issued by GlobalSign. We are a trusted Certificate Authority and we maintain one of the world's largest and most trusted Public Key Infrastructures (PKI).   

When you apply a digital signature, a cryptographic operation binds your digital certificate and the data being signed (in this case, a PDF or Microsoft Office document) into one unique fingerprint. The uniqueness of the two components of the signature are what makes digital signatures a viable replacement to wet ink signatures.

Digital Signatures provide:

  • Authentication – since your third-party validated certificate was used to apply the signature, recipients know it was actually you who signed it 

  • Message integrity – when the signature is verified, it checks that the data in the document matches what was in there when the signature was applied. Even the slightest change to the original document would cause this check to fail.

Features & Benefits

  • Sign multiple document types with one certificate

  • Secure- digital signature is stored on stored on cryptographic hardware 

  • Add customizable approval signatures, such as an image of your physical signature or an engineering seal

  • Certify documents to prove authorship, finalize contents, and secure against future tampering

  • Add-on timestamping services support time sensitive document transaction and audit trails

  • Scale to meet your specific needs, with desktop and server-based options available

  • Save time and resources over paper-based worfklows 

The implementation of GlobalSign’s PDF Signing digital signatures has been deemed a huge success, Just the other day a partner signed a 150-page document that was immediately delivered to a client in minutes instead of days. Michael Furgang, Application Services Manager,
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