ESignIT Presents Public Key Infrastructure Based Digital Signatures

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ESignIT announces new advancement in online document signing using digital certificates and public key infrastructure technology.

ESignIT Digital Signature Solutions

Visualization of ESignIT's digital signature applications

ESignIT hopes to bring businesses and county courts into the digital age without sacrificing the accountability that signatures on paper provide.

ESignIT has officially debuted a new advancement in online document signatures. Their solution utilizes a technology called public key infrastructure to create a system that authenticates each signature and verifies that the signer is who they say they are. Designed to create trust between all parties involved in contract signing, ESignIT’s online document signing method, called a digital signature, has been adapted for a variety of different applications that target both the public and private sectors.

The minds behind ESignIT recognized a major problem with traditional e-signatures. When typing a name into a box or uploading a picture of a signature, there’s no guarantee that the correct person has completed that action. So in the case of a court dispute over a contract, there isn’t a clear-cut way to prove that someone actually has signed that document. Supposed signers could claim that they in fact never saw that contract. Digital signatures, on the other hand, do not allow these sorts of denials, a concept called non-repudiation.

In order to ensure this signer authentication and non-repudiation, ESignIT requires users to provide several items of personal information, which are then attached to an audited digital certificate. The certificate is only provided after a third party, called a certificate authority, authenticates the user through the use of one of four authentication methods: use of a notary public, use of a CPA, use of a lawyer, or confirmation of identity through Skype. Once the certificate authority authenticates the user, the system creates a unique set of codes, called public and private keys, which are then irrefutably linked to the signature that the user produces.

ESignIT has adapted this technology to fit a wide range of consumer needs. For the public sector, products include the following: Court eOrders, designed to securely streamline the arduous process of approving court orders; Clerk ePass, designed to allow county clerks to electronically approve case files and other county documents; USA eNotary, designed to allow notarization without the need to travel to the notary’s office or waste environmental resources on paper; and E-Filing, designed to make the process of filing court cases easier on both lawyers and county clerks. For the private sector, the following products are available: eSignDOX, a traditional online signature technology that utilizes ESignIT’s technology to ensure trust between the parties involved in contract signings; and eSecureDOX, which uses ESignIT technology to store documents in a highly encrypted and secure private cloud.

With the use of these technologies, ESignIT hopes to bring businesses and county courts into the digital age without sacrificing the accountability that signatures on paper provide. Their solution aims to provide their clients with an environmentally friendly, time saving alternative to more traditional practices while keeping their customers safe from the difficulties posed by unauthenticated signatures.

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