How Remote Signing is Powering Cross-Border Business

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As a CSC member, Ascertia works with other CSC members to create a standard API to integrate the essential components of a remote signature solution among different service providers and consumers.

This enables Ascertia to provide solutions that comply with CSC standards for remote signing, opening doors for high-trust remote signing globally.

Ascertia works with Trust Service Providers (TSPs) and Qualified Trust Service Providers (QTSPs) to power their remote signing services and is committed to developing easy to use, flexible high-trust digital signature solutions to enable the widespread adoption of remote signing.

Ascertia has championed remote signing for years, but its business benefits have become clearer this year than any other before.

For any business, especially those operating cross-border, face-to-face meetings appear unlikely for some time. However, business must continue and security should not be compromised when signing contracts. This is where remote signing demonstrates its value.

In order to provide high-trust remote signing, a secure, PKI-based signing solution is required. When signing remotely, a signer’s credentials must be indelibly linked to the signature and provide assurance of the validity of the signature for years to come. 

Where PKI based local signing (smartcards/tokens) requires a card reader or additional hardware to authorise a signer’s credentials and signature, remote signing enables signing from any device, anywhere.

With no need for an additional signing device, remote signing is a quick, easy high trust signing solution for consumers and businesses. eIDAS supports the use of Qualified Remote Signatures, the highest trust level of signatures in Europe.

Ascertia was the first organisation to deliver a Common Criteria EN 419 241-2 Certified Qualified Signature Creation Device (QSCD). This includes an embedded Hardware Security Module (HSM) for cryptographic processing and key management, independently certified under Common Criteria EAL4+ Protection Profile EN 419 221-5.

This technology assures Trust Service Providers (TSPs) and their customers that signatures are compliant with the latest standards, non-reputable and legally the same as a paper and ink signed document.

Ascertia’s solutions comply with the latest CSC standard API implementation and Ascertia works with many Trust Service Providers and Remote Signing Service Providers (RSSPs) to power their high-trust remote signing solutions.

Get in touch if you would like to discover more about our high-trust remote signing solutions.