The best way to deliver Qualified Electronic Signature (QES) services across different channels is to use remote signing technology. It integrates smoothly with any web application and does not require any software install, plug in or additional components and can be used anywhere, at any time, from any device with browsing capacity. Qualified remote signing provides the highest legal value and international acceptance, while What You See Is What You Sign (WYSIWYS) technology delivers a seamless user experience with strong non-repudiation. Combining QES with WYSIWYS is a strong enabler for businesses to provide ultimate security, trust and convenience with online transactions. This is exactly what the joint Selected Signing Service offers, namely the possibility to offer Advanced or Qualified Electronic Signatures using a zero-footprint remote signing hosted service, featuring WYSIWYS functionality.
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Non-repudiation and convenience
Non-repudiation is critical for maintaining security and trustworthiness for any business. The WYSIWYS technology ensures that users can be confident that what they see on their screen hasn’t been tampered with and that only an authentic document from the business can be signed. WYSIWYS, combined with audited security protocols, provides strong evidence in a court of law of the authenticity of a signature and its origin. Users can thereby sign legally binding documents or transactions from any connected device wherever they are – providing the best combination of security and user convenience.
Cryptomathic’s WYSIWYS Server
Cryptomathic’s WYSIWYS Server is a web applicationwhich provides the zero-footprint interfaces to the user´s browser or app, to deliver the WYSIWYS over a trusted viewer and perform document signing using the Selected Signing Service. The WYSIWYS Server is integrated in the application provider domain. This allows for full data privacy and streamlines the signing experience with an existing business workflow to ensure high user acceptance. The WYSIWYS Server supports input data in PDF or XML and outputs signed data with PAdES and XAdES signature profiles, also including LTA, which is the recommended signature profile for archived files. It handles PDF manipulation, conversion and renders images of the PDF/XML data that are displayed in the WYSIWYS Client.
Swisscom Trust Services
The joint Selected Signing Service is a cloud service, hosted at Swisscom’s data centers, that allows you to electronically sign and timestamp documents and data in a legally compliant manner. Applications and portals benefit from running a highly available and secure signing service. You also benefit from Swisscom Trust Services expertise as a legally recognized & qualified Trust and Certificate Service Provider (qTSP/CSP). The service can be used for digital signatures in all EU/EEA countries and Switzerland, regardless of where the organization is registered. This means that non-EU companies can also use the service for online transactions within the EU legal framework relying on the ETSI & CEN standards bound to the eIDAS regulation.