Digital signatures are far from being equal in terms of reliability: we have described this in our article on digital signatures. What about Notarius’ digital signatures?
First, Notarius’ digital signature is marketed under the name “CertifiO.” CertifiO is a digital certificate that allows a person to affix a digital signature to an electronic document. The act of signing digitally can be accomplished with any software that has access to digital certificates installed on the workstation (e.g. Adobe Acrobat) or using ConsignO, the software developed by Notarius that allows advanced digital signature operations. ConsignO Desktop is included with CertifiO -subscriptions for Professionals and for Employees.
An important feature of the Notarius digital signature is that it confers authenticity to signed documents. Notarius ensures that all the required information to prove the origin and integrity of the document is included in the document. Notarius also ensures that such documents can be authenticated for a long period of time through the use of international standard “PAdES/Long Term Validation.” Notarius includes a timestamp in its signed documents.
Finally, to properly assess the robustness of Notarius’ digital signature, one must take into account all of the following elements which contribute to the robustness of the millions of Notarius signatures already in existence, and which provide an optimal level of reliability of signed electronic documents:
Considering all the above, it is not surprising that Notarius is the only recognized certification authority that is used by more than thirty-five professional associations in Canada and several governments and large-scale employers.
Beyond the robust Notarius trusted signature, why choose Notarius? This is what we will see in the next article on The Notarius Edge.