Adobe is excited to welcome Post.Trust, the certification authority subsidiary of An Post, the Irish postal service, into the Certified Document Services program.
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.
Announced last week, and built using Adobe LiveCycle ES, Adobe Security Partner 4Point’s QuickStart 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 Partner SoftPRO‘s electronic signature products.
We’ve discussed the legal validity of electronic signatures and digital signatures in this blog in the past. While a concurrence of laws worldwide point to general acceptance of electronic signatures as legally binding, there are a number of nuances that need to be taken into account when dealing with the identity and evidentiary elements of those electronic signatures, especially as it relates to how they’ll stand up longer term in court.
An event to be
held on March 1, the first day of the RSA 2010 Conference, will be dedicated to these questions.
McAfee and Adobe today announced their global strategic partnership across enterprise and consumer businesses. For enterprises, the companies are developing an integrated solution to expand data protection across the enterprise using data loss prevention and rights management technologies. For consumers, McAfee’s free diagnostic tool, McAfee Security Scan, is available as an optional download to customers when installing Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player.
Canon announced today their imageRUNNER Advance Series to seamlessly bridge the distance between user and multifunction printer (MFP). These models have a tighter collaboration with Adobe technologies, by offering the ability to print and scan into a variety of Adobe PDF formats and integration with Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management ES to bring secure collaboration to PDF documents.
Integration with LiveCycle Rights Management is provided directly on the imageRUNNER ADVANCE control panel to easily select document security policies that persistent protect the electronic document after it is scanned on the device.
For the first time in history, the Honorable John M. Facciola, Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia, signed a judicial order, not with paper and pen, but with a digital signature! Press release here.
Judge Facciola viewing his just-digitally signed order in Adobe Acrobat. Courtesy National Notary Association (NNA).
Talk about setting precedent–while electronic filing has been required for some time, orders are typically printed out, signed, and then re-scanned into systems for filing. Not until now has there been such a vote of confidence in the legal significance and weight of a digital signature. By keeping the generation, signing and filing of the order completely electronic, the process is made much more efficient, potentially driving costs down and making the court’s systems work more effectively. This is the latest example of organizations understanding not only the integrity and authenticity benefits of digital signatures, but the resource savings also. Remember, it’s not so much the signature event that consumes time and money–it’s the processes around it.
Several weeks ago, Adobe launched the Adobe Approved Trust List (AATL), our latest effort at making the use of digital signatures easier through better trust mechanisms. VeriSign, already a Provider in our flagship trust program Certified Document Services (CDS) through its acquisition of GeoTrust, announced the inclusion of its Non-Federal SSP in the AATL, widening VeriSign’s trust foundation in Adobe Acrobat and Reader.
Mike Stewart, CIO at the Kansas Secretary of State’s office:
As a VeriSign Non-Federal SSP-PKI customer, we are excited to now have the ability to use the certificates we’ve already issued to digitally sign Adobe documents as part of the AATL program. VeriSign and Adobe have made it easy to deploy and use.
Adobe is excited too! VeriSign, along with other AATL charter Members and CDS Providers, is improving the capability for today’s agile enterprises and organizations to use digital signatures and bring cost efficiencies, integrity, and non-repudiation to more document workflows.
For more information on the Adobe Approved Trust List, please visit our website.
To learn more about Adobe’s security partner ecosystem, visit the Adobe Security Partner Community!