Users of the SaaS platform www.universign.com can now create digital signatures for PDF documents that are trusted and validated by Adobe® Reader® and Acrobat®.
PARIS, France – June 05th, 2012 – Cryptolog today announced that Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) recognizes Universign, the online timestamping and electronic signature platform by Cryptolog, as a trusted authority as part of its Adobe Approved Trust List (AATL) program.
The AATL program allows millions of users around the world to create digital signatures for PDF documents that are trusted whenever the signed documents are opened in Adobe® Acrobat® and Reader®. By creating a global list of certificate-issuing authorities that enable the creation of trusted digital signatures, the AATL program provides the level of security that is needed for signing to be adopted on a massive scale.
“We are delighted that Cryptolog has joined the AATL program. Having a time-stamping and digital signature platform like Universign in our list of trusted authorities, a platform which not only meets the requirements of the AATL program but also applies security practices that are certified at a European level, is a great value to us”, said Steve Gottwals, Group Product Manager, Adobe Reader.
Ease-of-use and security for the user
Thanks to this collaboration between Adobe and Cryptolog, Universign users and clients will be able to benefit from an exceptional user experience as they exchange contractual electronic documents. In just a few clicks, they will be able to timestamp, sign and have other people sign their PDF documents and send them on to third parties secure in the knowledge that their signatures are reliable, trustworthy and approved as soon as they are opened in Adobe® Reader® and Acrobat®.
“As one of the co-authors of the PDF Advanced Electronic Signatures (PAdES) standard, we at Cryptolog are convinced that the PDF is the best file format for individuals to digitally sign contractual documents. By making it possible to check electronic signatures produced in Adobe Reader® and Acrobat®, the AATL program represents a real opportunity to bring digital signatures to the wider market. It was clear to us that we should be a part of this ecosystem, since both the PDF format and the Adobe Reader® tool are now an essential part of the document exchange process”, said Julien Stern, CEO and co-founder of Cryptolog.
About Cryptolog International
Cryptolog is a software company at the forefront of innovation in the fields of digital signature, timestamping and long-term proof management. With its cloud-based electronic signature platform Universign – www.universign.com – Cryptolog continues towards its goal of breaking with market practices in order to bring electronic signature services within reach of everyone.
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