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Entrust Document Signing Certificates Provide Users with the Ability to Digitally Sign Legally Binding Documents




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MINNEAPOLIS—(April 05, 2016)—Entrust Datacard announced today that the company has issued new and upgraded features for its Entrust® Document Signing Certificates solution, including supporting digital signatures for Adobe and Microsoft Office documents to secure legally binding documents. Customers who have implemented Entrust Document Signing Certificates use the solution to provide visual trust indicators to verify the publisher’s identity and to confirm that the document has not been altered in transmission.

  • New features of the Entrust Document Signing Certificates include:
  • Microsoft Office Compatible – Entrust Document Signing Certificates are now compatible with all Microsoft Office documents.
  • Adobe Reader Compatible – Entrust Document Signing Certificates are now compatible with all Adobe solutions including Adobe reader, users no longer need to purchase Adobe software for document signing.
  • Multiple Signature Workflow Support – Entrust Document Signing Certificates support multiple signature workflow. Multiple signatures can be verified while maintaining document authentication.
  • SHA-2 Signing – Entrust Document Signing Certificates are issued using SHA-2 signing algorithms for added security meeting the latest browser security requirements.
  • Entrust Document Signing Certificates are now compatible with OpenOffice, LibreOffice and Bluebeam solutions.

“Entrust Signing Certificates provide our customers with best-in-class document signing security and new features that allow them to easily incorporate it into their business processes,” said Sam Morcos, general manager, certificate services at Entrust Datacard. “With more and more legally binding documents being sent or delivered digitally, it has become increasingly important that individuals and organizations have the ability to easily sign and ensure the security of documents.”

Documents signed with an Entrust Document Signing Certificate contain visual trust indicators that provide recipients with proof that the sender’s identity has been verified and that the document has not been altered during transmission. When a Document Signing Certificate is opened, a trust dialog is immediately presented at the top of the document. Visual indicators enable recipients to verify the signature’s authenticity and to determine whether or not the document has been altered since the initial signing. Additionally, real-time assurance verifies the authenticity of a document throughout its lifetime, not just upon the initial transmission.

Before issuing a Document Signing Certificate, all registrants are vetted through a stringent verification process to ensure proper identity.  Once a registrant’s identification information is verified, they are provided with a digital ID which is used to apply a trusted digital signature to a document.

Today, Entrust Datacard offers a variety of certificate types, including individual signing certificates, manual and automatic group signing certificates and enterprise signing certificates. To learn more about Entrust Document Signing Certificates, visit

About Entrust Datacard.
Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether they are making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. Entrust Datacard offers the trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make those experiences reliable and secure. Solutions range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, certificates and secure communications. With more than 2,000 Entrust Datacard colleagues around the world, and a network of strong global partners, the company serves customers in 150 countries worldwide. For more information, visit