Use a Digital Signatur to Conduct Business Transactions Electronically

Using a qualified or digital signatur makes it possible to conduct a variety of business transactions electronically. Your employees are able to digitally sign files, emails, forms, documents and other electronic data types, and at the same time, encrypt them. Once encrypted, they are unable to be accessed unless the original signer needs to reopen them using their digital certificate with their private key, or supplies the necessary digital certificate containing their public key to other people. The certificate containing the public key is able to be shared, both internally throughout your organization, as well as with other companies and individuals with whom you conduct business transactions, in order to complete them electronically.

A Digital Signatur Offers a Higher Level of Security than an Electronic Signature

The primary difference between an electronic signature and a digital signatur is the level of security provided. An electronic signature commonly lacks security, which makes it easy to duplicate and apply to any type of data, document or file. An e-signature may be stored in a template file in a location where multiple users are able to access other employee’s templates. However, when you incorporate an electronic signature into a digital certificate, it becomes digitally encrypted, and security is added to the signature. Because the digital certificate is user specific and unique, organizations can limit who has access to the certificate. They are also able to decide whether to install it locally onto employees’ computers and workstations, or place it onto a portable device such as an RSA token, USB drive or smart card.