Archive for April, 2006

CIC Launches New Sign-it with Support for Adobe LiveCycle

Communication Intelligence Corporation (“CIC”) announced the release of their latest Sign-it software for electronic signatures in applications from Adobe Systems.

It is estimated that fifty billion original paper documents are generated each year in the US alone, that the expense associated with paper documents is over 15% of annual corporate revenue and that 60% of those paper documents are signature dependent (Coopers & Lybrand, Gartner Group). Leveraging electronic signature solutions to achieve a truly paperless environment affords organizations major benefits including significant expense reduction, compressed business cycles and enhanced security.

Adobe’s support of CIC in the development and release of this new eSignature capability represents our commitment to further advancing LiveCycle for use in paperless transactions within the large enterprise. In concert with our LiveCycle products, CIC’s Sign-it allows the flexibility to address a broad range of electronic signature needs for the modern enterprise and enables organizations to complete the final step in automating their document processes. The rich set of integration and implementation tools CIC provides in combination with Sign-it also provide tremendous value to our Adobe System Integrators and ISV partners.

Active Directory SSO Support from Quest Software

Adobe offers Active Directory Single Sign On in LiveCycle Policy Server, including support for smartcard authentication.

As announced by Quest Software, Adobe utilizes Quest’s Vintela Single Sign-on for Java to provide native authentication of Java and J2EE applications and services with Active Directory.

This technology is currently shipping in Adobe LiveCycle Policy Server providing users with cross-platform access to Active Directory and single-sign-on. When a user is logged into their Windows desktop, they do not need to log in again to view a Policy Server protected document. The kerberos authentication information from the operating system is passed through Adobe’s desktop applications (e.g. Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, and other native Rights Management plug-ins) to the Policy Server. If the user logged in using a smartcard to authenticate to their desktop, that credential can also used by Policy Server as a single sign on token.