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Adobe Certified Document Services (CDS) enables more secure, reliable document PDF exchange

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  • PersonalSign USB
    For individuals using Acrobat 6+ to create Certified PDFs / add Approval Signatures
    PersonalSign

    Authors create Certified PDFs using Adobe Acrobat and a secure USB token

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    For 5 or more Digital IDs
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    Enterprise PKI

  • DepartmentSign USB
    For departments using Acrobat 6+ to create Certified PDFs / add Approval Signatures
    DepartmentSign

    Authors create secure PDFs using Adobe Acrobat and a secure USB token

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    For 5 or more Digital IDs
    choose:

    Enterprise PKI

  • DepartmentSign HSM
    For automated Certified / Approval Signatures PDF generation
    DepartmentSign HSM

    Companies create secure PDFs using server software & Hardware Security Module

 

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DocumentSign for Adobe Secure PDF

Adobe Systems developed the AdobeĀ® PDF or Portable Digital Files for the purpose of digital file exchange. The recipient of a PDF can open, review, and print the file without any compatibility issue even if he does not have the same software which the sender used to create it.

If you are the recipient of a PDF, how can you know that it was sent by a trusted and verified source and that no alteration was made on the file?

Certified Document Services (CDS) is the first digital signing solution that allows authors to create AdobeĀ® PDF files that automatically certify to the recipient that the author's identity has been verified by a trusted organisation.

DocumentSign enables authors of PDFs to add digital Certifying Signatures and Approval Signatures to documents they distribute over the Internet. The process is the virtual equivalent to sealing a document and adding wet-ink signatures and assuring the recipient that the document is authentic, comes from a verified source, and the contents have not been altered or tampered with since publication.

Adobe CDS

GlobalSign is an authorised participant in Adobe's Certified Document Services (CDS) program and operates under a stringent set of policies and standards developed and implemented by Adobe and audited by WebTrust. This allows GlobalSign to issue Adobe recognised CDS Certificates, branded as DocumentSign Digital IDs, to individuals and departmental entities.

DocumentSign users can add Certifying and Approval Signatures to PDFs using a trust model used in Adobe Reader 6.0+ without installing any new plug-ins, configuring Adobe Reader/Acrobat to non-default settings, or needing to make confusing trust decisions.

Enables PDF security
Enables PDF security

Including document integrity, authorship and timestamping

Approval Signatures
Certification Signatures

Allows you to add Certification Signatures to electronically seal a document

No plug-ins or extra software needed
No plug-ins or extra software needed

Certified PDFs automatically recognised by Adobe Acrobat and the free Adobe Reader

Certification Signatures
Approval Signatures

Allows you to add Approval Signatures - add electronic equivalents to wet ink approval signatures

Desktop-based or Server-based
Desktop-based or Server-based

Document certifying and signing solutions to meet requirements of organisations of all sizes

Real True Multi-lingual support
True Multi-lingual support

Supports all languages out of the box

RFC 3161 compliant
RFC 3161 compliant

Timestamping services from Seiko support non-repudiation essential to time sensitive document transactions and audit trails

WebTrust accredited
WebTrust accredited

WebTrust accredited Certification Authority since 2002

Protect high value documents
Protect high value documents

Including document integrity, authorship and timestamping

Comply with regulatory frameworks
Comply with regulatory frameworks

Allows you to add Certification Signatures electronically seal a document

Reduce your carbon footprint
Reduce your carbon footprint

Certified PDFs automatically recognised by Adobe Acrobat and the free Adobe Reader

Provide assurance
Provide assurance

Allows you to add Approval Signatures - add electronic equivalents to wet ink approval signatures

Alert document recipients
Alert document recipients

Document certifying and signing solutions to meet requirements of organisations of all sizes

Reliably inform document recipients
Reliably inform document recipients

Of the documents containing Certified and Approval Signatures at the time of online signing produces long term valid documents

Signatures

Certifying Signatures

Using GlobalSign DocumentSign, PDFs can be certified by a person or department by adding a Certifying Signature, and when viewed will present the document recipient with a prominent "blue ribbon" displayed within Adobe Reader. Recipients can then easily determine the document authenticity and authorship. Prior to certifying the document the signer may specify the types of changes allowed for the document to remain certified (e.g. what is allowed without invalidating the Certifying Signature) such as "changes not permitted, form filling only or form filling and commenting".

 

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Approval Signatures

DocumentSign allow PDFs to contain one or more Approval Signatures, added by individuals or departments, and when viewed present the document recipient with a "green checkmark" displayed within the PDF itself. Approval Signatures show which people or departments have consented to, approved or accepted to the contents of the PDF.