Silanis E-Signature Solutions Now Available to Entrust PKI Customers

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Move offers more options to ApproveIt® Desktop and Entrust Entelligence® users.

Customers who are already equipped with a high-level security infrastructure, such as Entrust Entelligence Security Provider 7.1, can now benefit from a flexible and scalable electronic signature solution, right out of the box

Silanis Technology Inc. today announced that its award-winning ApproveIt® Desktop electronic signature solution now supports public key infrastructure (PKI) software from Entrust®, Inc., a world leader in securing digital identities and information.

"Customers who are already equipped with a high-level security infrastructure, such as Entrust Entelligence Security Provider 7.1, can now benefit from a flexible and scalable electronic signature solution, right out of the box," said Robert Al-Jaar, chief technology officer at Silanis.

An essential part of any secure e-signature solution, user authentication can be established by user ID and password, biometrics or digital certificates issued and managed through a PKI. The choice of authentication method depends on usability, cost and the risk level of the process being automated.

Organizations that have chosen Entrust Authority™ PKI have made significant investments in encryption, digital signature and authentication capabilities. PKI-enabled applications such as e-signatures can be added to maximize return on investment.

When someone signs a document or form electronically using ApproveIt Desktop, this action secures the data, embedding a permanent audit trail within the document and ensuring that any subsequent, unauthorized changes visibly invalidate the e-signature. The Entrust PKI user's digital certificate automatically becomes part of this crucial audit trail, establishing a link between the user, the signed data and the signer's demonstration of intent.

As a result, the combination of Silanis' e-signature solution and strong user authentication from Entrust creates the secure legal evidence required for certain higher-risk business processes.

About Silanis
Founded in 1992, Silanis Technology Inc. is the largest and most experienced provider of electronic signature solutions. More than 1,100 government and commercial organizations, representing two million users, depend on Silanis' solutions to accelerate operations, improve service, and reduce costs. The company's solutions not only eliminate the inefficiencies of paper, they provide reliable and auditable business records needed to demonstrate compliance with applicable laws, standards, regulations and policies.

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