Adobe Systems today announced that SAFE(Signatures and Authentication for Everyone)-BioPharma Association has certified Adobe Acrobat software, Adobe Reader with Adobe LiveCycle Reader Extensions and Adobe LiveCycle Document Security software for compliance the with the SAFE digital signature standard. These are the first software products ever certified by SAFE, a non-profit association that manages digital identity and signature standards for pharmaceutical industries.
With today’s announcement, legally binding digital signatures are more readily available to biopharmaceutical professionals who need help eliminating the inefficiencies and inaccuracies of paper-based processes while improving end-to-end electronic document workflows. By using the Adobe products certified by SAFE, biopharmaceutical organizations, clinical investigators and regulators can collaborate more securely and efficiently to better service patients, conduct pharmaceutical research, and help bring new drugs to market more quickly.
SAFE-BioPharma Association is a non-profit association that manages the SAFE digital identity and signature standard for the pharmaceutical industries. The SAFE standard provides a secure, legally enforceable, and regulatory compliant way to provide identity verification, non repudiation, and content integrity for electronically signed documents. To become certified by SAFE, products and solutions must successfully pass product certification testing by an independent laboratory accredited by SAFE-BioPharma Association.
Today CIC announced their new electronic signature offering for Adobe Acrobat 8, delivering a proven enterprise solution for use within small to mid-sized businesses.
Sign-it is specifically designed to extend the digital signature framework within Acrobat 8. The combination of CIC Sign-it and Adobe Acrobat has been successfully deployed within several major enterprise accounts and, with the new capabilities of these recent products, can now be easily utilized within smaller businesses at a reasonable price.
“The combination of Acrobat 8 and Sign-it allows organizations to accelerate the move toward efficient and legally binding paperless transactions in their respective markets,” said Russ Davis, Chief Technology Officer at CIC. “Our goal is to provide out-of-the-box solutions for our customers that utilize the latest in security technologies to enable them to execute secure transactions and documents electronically from the office and field as well as over the web, leveraging the type of eSignature that fits their unique requirements. The new features and increased flexibility of Acrobat 8 enable CIC to rapidly bring its next generation eSignature solutions to market. Acrobat and PDF are fundamental elements in many of CIC’s major electronic signature deployments and this release represents significant benefits and enhanced value for our clients.”
“Acrobat 8 helps small and mid-sized businesses save time and money by allowing them to share their PDF content more efficiently and more securely,” said John Landwehr, Director of Security Solutions at Adobe. “CIC’s latest release extends the capabilities of Acrobat to include targeted, adaptable electronic signatures, making CIC an important member of our Security Partner Community.”
Today at the RSA Conference 2007, Ricoh is showcasing their rights managed document scanning solution. Thwarting unauthorized access to confidential documents processed through Ricoh Aficio multifunction products, the solution combines Ricoh ScanRouter EX Professional software with Adobe LiveCycle Policy Server software to deliver a secured paper-to-digital document solution.
Ricoh and Adobe are offering users the ability to manage risk at the point-of-capture. Paper documents are scanned at the Ricoh MFP where the security policy is applied. To ensure the information remains safe, the security policy remains with the document through its lifetime, whether it is transferred inside or outside the corporate firewall.
Further benefits of the Ricoh-Adobe integrated solution are gained from the availability of the Adobe PDF Scan Library, which operates in conjunction with the LiveCycle Policy Server. Paired with Ricoh’s ScanRouter EX Professional solution, the Adobe PDF Scan Library enables Ricoh’s ScanRouter to generate searchable, more secure and compact PDF files from scanned paper documents. In essence, this integration of Adobe technologies with Ricoh solutions will allow users to create and manage intelligent documents with enterprise applications and various business processes.
Adobe Systems will be showcasing security solutions at the 2007 RSA Conference, February 5-9 at Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.
Multi-format and multi-device Rights Management and Digital Signature capabilities will be demonstrated in booth 1037 along with a variety of security partner solutions to protect the information lifecycle.
Adobe Recreuiters will be available in the booth to discuss open engineering and product management positions on the security solutions team.
John Landwehr is hosting a Peer to Peer session at the conference on “Ten Qs to ask when selecting corporate governance and compliance solutions”. This session will be in the Orange Room 238 on Tuesday February 6 at 1:30pm. Seating is limited.