A new collaboration between Cryptomathic and Connective has allowed governments, banks, notaries and e-ID schemes around the world to access multi-jurisdictional advanced and remote e-signature and e-sealing services from a single source.
It comes as the importance of security for firms globally continues to grow, as flexibility becomes an imperative priority for companies combatting a tough regulatory climate.
Regulatory differences around the world, together with widespread national mandates to use local digital certificates have, until now, stifled adoption of high security remote e-signature and e-sealing technologies in cross border use-cases; a problem that is increasingly threatening to curb the growth of the global digital economy.
“Cryptomathic and Connective are providing a European solution to a global problem,” commented Guillaume Forget, Managing Director, Cryptomathic GmbH. “By combining our strengths, we are overcoming a major barrier to adoption for high-security e-signature services around the world.
“As global lockdowns continue to accelerate adoption of digital business processes, every organisation operating across borders will, at some point, need to perform a high-security e-signature backed by the laws that govern its jurisdiction. Through this partnership, we have made these services quickly and easily available, regardless of where the signatories hail from.”
Under the terms of the new partnership, Cryptomathic’s e-signature solution, Signer, will provide the remote qualified e-signing and e-sealing technology behind Connective’s multi-jurisdictional e-signature solution,
“This partnership extends the eIDAS regulation’s spirit of cross border interoperability to the rest of the world,” added Nicolas Metivier, CEO, Connective. “Never in the history of the world’s economy has it been more important for organisations to be able to establish digital trust. This seemingly simple goal has been frustrated by the differences between legal mandates and the fragmented nature of the digital ecosystem.
“By creating a hub that can provide multi-jurisdictional compliance at the highest security level, counterparties across borders can now utilise these technologies in corporate identity, contract signing, and other transactional use-cases safe in the knowledge that their e-signature comes with the legal assurance of their local governing body.”