GaraSign For Secure Document Signing

Printing documents to sign by hand is tedious, slow, insecure, and environmentally unfriendly. Most businesses would like to take advantage of digital signing but deploying a digital signature solution throughout a large environment is difficult. It’s a struggle to secure a large number of keys while providing access to end-users.

With GaraSign, all document signing keys are created, stored, and managed centrally within a hardware security module (HSM). End-users are efficiently granted access to the secure signing keys whenever needed, without slowing down the pace of day-to-day business.

Secure digital signatures improve the efficiency of business processes.

Do you have a document signing solution in place?

While hand-written signatures remain common, they are neither the most secure nor the most efficient way to sign documents.

Digital signatures are far more efficient than written signatures but securely deploying a document signing solution at scale is challenging. It creates an influx of document signing keys & certificates to manage and may require building integrations from end-user software to key managers or hardware security modules (HSMs).

Security Concerns

Properly protecting document signing keys and enforcing granular security controls, such as multi-factor authentication (MFA), is critical yet challenging.

Performance Requirements

Users are accustomed to sub-second file processing. Security controls cannot inhibit this level of performance.

Integration Challenges

To reduce training requirements, a document signing solution must integrate with existing enterprise software and tools.

GaraSign provides speedy, simple, and secure document signing solutions with hardware security module (HSM)-protected keys.

GaraSign Demo For Document Signing Service

Secure Access To Hardware Security Module (HSM)-Protected Keys

GaraSign is deployed on customer-managed infrastructure between the HSM and the document signing clients, restricting those document signing clients to proxied key access.

The result is that all document signing keys remain secured and non-exportable in the HSM at all times, while end-users can still use the keys they need to efficiently sign documents. GaraSign further secures keys via granular access controls and features, such as multi-factor authentication (MFA), device authentication, and more.

High Performance With Digital Hash Signing

GaraSign uses a digital hash signing architecture: signing clients hash the document they need to sign before sending it over the network to create the signature.

This technique limits the amount of data being transmitted over the network, so documents are signed quickly while the document signing keys remain secured in the hardware security module (HSM).

Simple & Transparent Document Signing Service

GaraSign supports all the privileged access management signing tools needed to enable document signing throughout any environment, from native client integration into PDF and Microsoft Office clients to bulk document signing utilities that can be easily automated and deployed at scale.

GaraSign for Document Signing Service FAQs

What types of documents can GaraSign sign?

GaraSign supports signing many types of documents including PDFs, Microsoft Office documents, XML files, and unstructured documents via cryptographic message syntax (CMS).

Does GaraSign support document signing from within PDF applications?

Yes, GaraSign supports document signing solutions for many common PDF tools.

Does GaraSign support automated bulk signing of documents?

Yes, GaraSign supports bulk document signing via a command-line document signing tool that can process large numbers of documents in a directory.

Is it possible to programmatically call GaraSign to sign documents?

Yes, GaraSign has open APIs and pre-built SDKs that developers can use to embed document signing functionality into their applications.

What security controls are available for manual document signing?

For manual document signing solutions, GaraSign supports multi-factor authentication (MFA), approval workflows, just-in-time access, device authentication, IP address whitelisting, audit notifications, and granular key permissions.

What security controls are available for automated document signing?

For automated document signing, GaraSign supports device authentication, IP address whitelisting, audit notifications, and granular key permissions.

How do manual approvals work?

GaraSign supports a quorum-based approval process where a quorum of approvers must approve the document signing request before the signature is generated. If any approver rejects the request, the signature is not generated. GaraSign even supports tiers of quorums with each tier having its own quorum size. For example, you could configure it so that at least three contracts personnel must approve the document signing request. Once that is complete, at least one C-level personnel must approve it. And so on as you see fit.

Give GaraSign a Try

Schedule a demo to see how GaraSign can improve the security and performance of cryptographic operations throughout your environment.