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 an HSM. End-users are efficiently granted access to the signing keys whenever needed, without slowing down the pace of day-to-day business.
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 signing solution at scale is challenging. It creates an influx of signing keys to manage and may require building integrations from end-user software to key managers or HSMs.
GaraSign is deployed on customer-managed infrastructure between the HSM and the signing clients, restricting those 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, device authentication, and more.
GaraSign uses a 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 signing keys remain secured in the HSM.
GaraSign supports all the tools needed to enable document signing throughout any environment, from native client integration into PDF and Microsoft Office clients to bulk signing utilities that can be easily automated and deployed at scale.
GaraSign supports signing many types of documents including PDFs, Microsoft Office documents, XML files, and unstructured documents via Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS).
Yes, GaraSign supports many common PDF tools.
Yes, GaraSign supports this via a command-line document signing tool that can process large numbers of documents in a directory.
Yes, GaraSign has open APIs and pre-built SDKs that developers can use to embed document signing functionality into their applications.
For manual document signing, GaraSign supports multi-factor authentication, approval workflows, just-in-time access, device authentication, IP address whitelisting, audit notifications, and granular key permissions.
For automated document signing, GaraSign supports device authentication, IP address whitelisting, audit notifications, and granular key permissions.
GaraSign supports a quorum-based approval process where a quorum of approvers must approve the 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 request. Once that is complete, at least one C-level personnel must approve it. And so on as you see fit.
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