On 22nd October Ascertia launched SigningHub 8.0, this release is now available on the Ascertia Community for download. Please request access from your account team, if you have not already registered.
There are many types of electronic signatures but some of the most commonly used in business are Advanced Electronic Signatures as they are secure, identifiable and in some cases mandated by legislation or policy.
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.