5 tips to accelerate e-signature adoption in your organisation

Posted by Liaquat Khan on Aug 20, 2015 11:58:00 AM


Implementing an e-signature solution successfully can be a great investment, quickly saving enormous time & money for your organisation, whilst easing life for your customers, employees and partners.  But how do you get it right and not be left with yet another system for users to learn and/or avoid?

From our experience, it’s all in the integration - that is, how seamless is the user experience from interacting with your business applications to interacting with the e-signing platform in getting documents prepared, sent, signed and completed. 

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Topics: e-sign, electronic signatures,, electronic signing,, e-signing, e-signatures, integration

SigningHub Summer '15 Release

Posted by M Wahaj Khan on Jul 30, 2015 4:31:00 PM

On August 5th Ascertia launches the SigningHub summer '15 release (v6.2).   There are a number of enhancements, all aimed at improving the user experience and delivering out-of-the-box integration with common business applications.   As usual, all existing SigningHub users will be automatically and seamlessly upgraded.

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Topics: New Release, signing workflow,, document navigation, sign documents, workflow templates

Cloud Signing: advanced PKI digital signatures made easy!

Posted by Liaquat Khan on Jul 29, 2015 2:12:00 PM


A quick background:  Advanced digital signatures require each user to have their own unique signing key. The security of the system then relies on the fact that the user's private signing key is not accessible to anyone else other than the owner.  If implemented properly it allows an independent judge to determine that any digital signatures produced with the user's private key must have been created by the owner and no one else - thereby delivering the "non-repudiation" property where signers can't reasonably deny the signatures they have created. 

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Topics: digital signatures, cloud signing, e-sign, cloud sign in, PKI digital signatures, digital signing, e-signing

eIDAS: changing landscape for e-Signature regulations

Posted by Liaquat Khan on Jul 15, 2015 11:01:00 AM


There is a big change coming in terms of the legal recognition of electronic signatures in Europe.  It's the new eIDAS Regulations, which will replace the old 1999 EU Directive on Electronic Signatures.  To help you understand the new landscape we have put together a summary of what the new regulations promise in terms of making cross-border trusted communication easier and how we are ensuring our SigningHub platform remains the ideal vehicle for providing trusted online signing services.

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Topics: electronic signature, e-sign, electronic signatures,, eIDAS,, electronic signing,, esigning,, esignatures,

Digital by Default: Delivering Digital Signatures to the Public Sector

Posted by Sam Crook on Jun 30, 2015 11:19:00 AM

The UK government's Cloud First initiative is helping organisations embrace digital document processes. This helps drive efficiencies and reduces the costs associated with ink-signing paper documents, scanning and returning them.

The Cabinet Office GOV.UK Verify project also provides the ability to check someone's trusted identity when they need to authenticate themselves. What is needed are trusted document workflow and signing solutions that make it easy to embrace simplicity with high security and long-term protection against unauthorised or fraudulent changes.

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Topics: digital signatures

SigningHub patched to prevent the SChannel (CVE-2014-6321) vulnerability

Posted by Liaquat Khan on Nov 19, 2014 7:06:00 AM

A security advisory was published on 11th November 2014 by Microsoft, describing a security threat that may allow arbitrary code execution by hackers. This vulnerability could allow remote code execution, if an attacker sends carefully crafted packets to a Windows server. This issue lies within Microsoft's SChannel implementation, and has been rated as "Critical" by Microsoft, for all the supported releases of Microsoft Windows. This is a test

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Topics: SChannel vulnerability, SigningHub security

Digitally Sign multiple documents using 'Bulk Sign' feature

Posted by Liaquat Khan on Apr 14, 2014 4:17:00 PM

Bulk signing is a powerful feature of SigningHub which allows users to digitally sign multiple documents in one go thus saving substantial time in opening the document and signing them one by one. This feature works both when you are using either a local (client-side) signing keys OR server side signing keys.

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Topics: online digital signatures, server side signing keys, bulk signing, document signing process, signinghub bulk signing services

SigningHub is not affected by the HeartBleed OpenSSL vulnerability!

Posted by Liaquat Khan on Apr 9, 2014 5:02:00 PM

OpenSSL is one of the most commonly used toolkits to implement PKI services. It is free/open source, regularly updated and comes bundled with Linux. You can also install its binaries on Windows. Although issues in the SSL protocol have been identified in the past, this time most OpenSSL implementations have a critical vulnerability.
Researchers in Codenomicon and Google found the vulnerability inside the OpenSSL implementation code, see this link for more details: CVE-2014-0160. Once exploited, a threat agent can access sensitive information which includes passwords and secure key information. OpenSSL has recently provided a patch to address this vulnerability.

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Topics: ascertia, Blog, Signinghub, HeartBleed, EV SSL digital certificate, OpenSSL, EV SSL certificates

SigningHub New Feature: In-Person Signing

Posted by Liaquat Khan on Oct 23, 2013 8:21:00 AM

The SigningHub “in-person signing” feature is a new capability that enables a person to electronically sign documents without requiring them:

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Topics: online document signing, In-Person Signing, e signature, digital signature software, e-sign

SigningHub offers e-signatures and digital signatures at the same time

Posted by Liaquat Khan on Oct 21, 2013 1:24:00 PM
SigningHub is a very powerful and flexible solution that caters for many different business scenarios, each with different trade-offs between security, ease of use, ease of management and costs. The following list shows the different types of signatures supported by SigningHub with increasing levels of security:
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Topics: how to create e signature, e signature requirements, Blog, e signature, digitally sign documents, create digital signature

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