Last week, the Swiss government announced (English translation) the launch of the SuisseID, a program intended to provide citizens and business with access to high assurance identity credentials that can be used to access government and business services as well as digitally sign documents with legally binding signatures.
Well, you’ve experienced us in print…now see us in these exciting, new moving pictures! Listen to John Landwehr and John B Harris discuss Adobe’s key information assurance capabilities and how they can help you achieve content-centric security with products that provide integrity, confidentiality, authentication and privacy.
Some of our savvy readers and users may have already noticed a dialog box asking them to download a “security settings update from Adobe Systems”:
No, it’s not the latest patch. In fact, by clicking Yes, Acrobat and Reader 9+ users are downloading an update to the Adobe Approved Trust List (AATL), a list of trusted digital certificates that provides users with better assurances that the digitally signed documents they are receiving can be trusted. This is visible to document recipients as a green check mark or blue ribbon, depending on the type of digital signature.
In this update, four certificates, two each from Entrust and QuoVadis respectively, have been added to the AATL…
CDS makes creating and receiving authentic documents easier by not
requiring a recipient to explicitly trust the author of the document.
CDS signatures automatically validate in Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader 6.0 and above,
providing integrity and long-term assurance to electronic documents of
record. Providers involved in the CDS Program are required to meet
stringent requirements for identity vetting, security, and operations.
Euthymics BioScience, a start-up biotechnology company focused on developing next generation treatments for neuropsychiatric disorders, is now using Adobe Acrobat and GlobalSign Certified Document Services (CDS) signature credentials to digitally sign key documents, according to a recent announcement from GlobalSign, a member of the Adobe Security Partner Community. Euthymics can now eliminate the time and money associated with the traditional paper, pen, routing, and archiving of wet ink signatures, and also better meet critical US Food and Drug Administration requirements, which place a high priority on document authentication and integrity.
John Landwehr, Director of Security Solutions here at Adobe, recently sat down for Focus Washington, an online television series that deals with a variety of topics at the convergence of policy and technology. Here, Landwehr describes certified documents, and notes their benefits not only to authenticity and integrity, but also to accessibility and indexing.
Announced last week, and built using Adobe LiveCycle ES, Adobe Security Partner 4Point’sQuickStart e-invoicing solution is designed to offer customers a faster path to cost reduction and improved customer satisfaction by providing an out-of-the-box approach to implementing secure electronic invoicing and eliminating paper.
4Point’s solution leverages LiveCycle ES to provide a way for customers to quickly stand-up an e-invoicing solution with a limited scope that can generate a quick ROI and later serve as a foundation for a broader enterprise-wide capability.
One of Germany’s most trusted savings banks, Berliner Sparkasse, recently rolled out a variety of digital workflow improvements intended to facilitate more efficient customer interaction with a combination of LiveCycle ES components and Adobe Security PartnerSoftPRO‘s electronic signature products.