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June 26, 2013

Standards at Adobe: Alignment of Adobe-Approved Trust List (AATL) and EU Trust List (EUTL)

Within Europe and indeed elsewhere, digital signature technology is a valuable tool for conducting secure transactions via electronic documents. For years now, Adobe has invested in making such technology readily available to all citizens through the free Adobe Reader and Acrobat. This includes working with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to develop the technical specification for PDF Advanced Electronic Signature (PAdES) – that was incorporated into Adobe Reader and Acrobat in 2009 – and developing the Adobe-Approved Trust List (AATL). The AATL that is also part of the hundreds of millions of instances of Adobe Reader and Acrobat out there today helps ensure qualified certificates issued by Certification Service Providers can validate digital signatures without having to always manually import and manage certificates (although that option is still possible).
Trusted Certificate Settings dialog box in Adobe Acrobat XI
The Standards team at Adobe see the next logical step of this technology to be the integration of the EU Trust List into Adobe Acrobat and Reader software. To help explain this to our customers and followers, and what ETSI’s June 19 announcement of Trusted Lists means, check out this article written by Adobe’s Steve Gottwals, Group Product Manager and John Jolliffe, Senior Manager for European Government Affairs.

As always, if you have any comments or questions, please let us know.

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November 3, 2011

Getting the Most Out of Working in a Digital World

As director of product marketing for Acrobat Solutions at Adobe, I speak with customers everyday about how they can better maximize their productivity in the workplace. They talk about how it gets more and more difficult every day to manage the increasing volume of information, the growing variety of devices, and generally keeping everyone on the same page.

We tend to rely on technology to make our days more productive. But with so many different tools and platforms available these days, are we overcomplicating things?

In my recent article in Lifehack – a site that provides tips for increasing productivity and organization – I encourage knowledge workers to take a hard look at their digital work habits and recognize whether these habits are helping or hurting productivity. In the article, I focus on the digital document because of the critical role that documents, particularly PDF, play in everyday work. I also dive deep into the importance of “putting content into context”, not “breaking the chain of workflow” and protecting yourself in an online environment that can easily be compromised.

While IT departments can arm employees with the right tools and training, individuals ultimately have control over how they put the training and the tools into use. Check out the full post in Lifehack here for tips on how to get your digital workflow under control.

–Mark Grilli, director of product marketing, Acrobat Solutions

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