Utimaco’s new SafeGuard SignatureServer enables secure business processes through Mass Electronic Signatures

September 16, 2008 Sophos Press Release

The Data Security Company, today announced a major new version of its leading signature application product. SafeGuard SignatureServer is a central, easy-to-use solution for the simple and automatic mass generation of qualified electronic signatures needed to send electronic invoices. Enhancements to SafeGuard SignatureServer 2.1 provide organizations with new levels of scalability, flexibility and integration capabilities to streamline the cumbersome and time-consuming signature management processes.

Electronic invoicing management saves time and money
Every year, billions of invoices are created electronically, printed to be sent by mail and then entered into ERP system for verification and payment authorization. As a result, organizations are eager to adopt electronic invoicing management procedures to save time and money, but these processes must be implemented in a secure manner and in accordance with legal requirements by leveraging qualified digital signatures. This way organizations optimize their business processes and can make their pre-tax (sales tax) calculations valid immediately.

Highly scalable SafeGuard SignatureServer 2.1 improves automatic signing processes
New enhancements available in SafeGuard SignatureServer offer functions for automatically time stamping, verifying, encrypting and sending of signed documents. Several processes can be run in parallel for different types of documents, including electronic invoicing and legally compliant electronic billing, long term archiving including traceability of document integrity, and automatic signing of research analysis, laboratory results and/or clinical trial reports.

Customers can now easily administer mass electronic signatures through a simple and convenient user interface. The new version of SafeGuard SignatureServer also provides unparalleled levels of scalability allowing the system to grow as the customer's signing requirements increase even to the level of millions of signatures. SafeGuard SignatureServer easily integrates into existing IT infrastructures via file based directories, an Application Programming Interface (API) or connectors (e.g. email).

"The use of qualified electronic signatures increases with the growing number of legal and internal regulation," states Dieter Bong - Product Manager at Utimaco. "With the next generation of SafeGuard SignatureServer, we offer our customers a unique product for automatic creation of qualified electronic signatures for all common document types. The seamless integration in existing IT processes, the creation of even largest number of signatures and the ease of use are the highlights of the new SafeGuard SignatureServer."

Additional features available in SafeGuard SignatureServer 2.1 include:

  • Completely new architecture
  • Enhanced scalability to support mass signature processes
  • Improved user interface for more intuitive administration capabilities
  • Support of document signature standards such as PDF, XML, PKCS#7, Fax-2D, as well as barcode for common document types including PDF, Word and leading ERP formats.

SafeGuard SignatureServer 2.1 is available now. It forms part of the broad SafeGuard portfolio.