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PDF Sign&Seal – Product Overview    Saving Time & Money, Avoiding Risk & Fraud
PDF Sign&Seal <ul><ul><li>Makes it easy to sign documents and comply with Global and local legislative and regulatory requ...
10 key reasons to use PDF Sign&Seal <ul><li>It uses the ISO 32000 standard PDF format for document portability and display...
10 key reasons to use PDF Sign&Seal <ul><li>It has been designed to minimise the technical impact on busy non-technical bu...
10 key reasons to use PDF Sign&Seal <ul><li>Includes a PDF converter so any printable document can be output to PDF – righ...
PDF Sign&Seal – Advanced technical features <ul><li>Enables filling and saving of PDFs that contain form fields </li></ul>...
PDF Sign&Seal – Advanced technical features <ul><li>Offers considerable deployment flexibility: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can ...
PDF Sign&Seal – Launch Screen The product can be evaluated free  for 30 days Various options exist when evaluating: a) To ...
PDF Sign&Seal – Main Screen Multiple PDFs can be opened in separate tabbed windows Thumbnails & bookmarks can be shown to ...
PDF Sign&Seal – Toolbars The product has easy to use using Windows / Office style  toolbars. It also features configurable...
PDF Sign&Seal – Signature Fields <ul><li>Signature fields can: </li></ul><ul><li>already exist (having been drawn by Acrob...
PDF Sign&Seal – Signing Signature Fields <ul><li>Signing a document is easy: </li></ul><ul><li>Click an existing empty sig...
Signing – using preferred signing locations PDF Sign&Seal quick access sign button shows you the default signing parameter...
Signing – on multiple pages or the last page PDF Sign&Seal can sign on multiple pages  The remembered signatures can be se...
Signing – using existing  signature fields PDF Sign&Seal quick access sign button shows you the default signing parameters...
Signing – using certified signatures PDF Sign&Seal can create Certified signatures on documents and lock and control futur...
Windows Explorer – right click integration Right click and sign most documents. If they are not already PDFs then the PDF ...
Windows Integration – Bulk processing Multiple documents can be selected and processed in one operation. Select one or mor...
Signature History Viewer Review what you have signed with the signature history viewer !
New Features in PDF Sign&Seal v4.2 <ul><li>Supports adding attachments and sticky notes  </li></ul><ul><li>Supports adding...
PDF Sign&Seal Technical Features Review
Preferences – Setting Signer details Preferences allow standard parameters and options to be defined and remembered. Many ...
Preferences – signature appearances PDF Sign&Seal contains these default signature appearances. These can be edited and ch...
Preferences – Managing signature appearances Click on the manage appearance button to enter the relevant screen Now ADD a ...
Preferences – Defining signature appearances Select each item and EDIT or REMOVE them as required.  Additional elements ca...
PDF Sign&Seal – Signatures A normal signature appearance example within an invoice: (Masked to obfuscate the details)
PDF Sign&Seal – Engineering Signatures This type of Engineering seal can be defined very easily as a single image or a com...
PDF Sign&Seal – Multi-language support Multiple languages are supported using Arial Unicode. New languages can be easily a...
PDF Sign&Seal – PDF Creation PDF Sign&Seal Make is a PDF creation print driver.  It can be invoked from right click or fro...
Advanced Configurations features <ul><li>Central Administration: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See the separate admin guide for pr...
PDF Sign&Seal Advanced Features Review
Preferences – Signature placement Manage the signing locations and options. The sign in an existing blank signature field ...
Preferences – Timestamp Authorities and creating long-term signatures If you wish to embed a timestamp within the signatur...
Preferences – Signature Verification  Signatures can be verified as documents are opened. OCSP checking can be done if ena...
Preferences – Policy Checking If you wish to check that a signature certificate has the correct scheme rules defined then ...
Preferences – setting sealing (encryption) options Encryption can be done using certificates or pass-phrases.  Using certi...
Preferences – File Settings Its useful sometimes to add a postfix such a “–s” to signed files.  The original can be kept a...
Preferences – Proxy Settings If you need to use a proxy for internet connectivity then set the proxy  parameters as requir...
Preferences – Advanced Settings Various advanced settings can be made. Instant signing means all options are pre-defined –...
Signing Screen – with legal notice option A PDF Sign&Seal  administrator can turn on and pre-define a local legal notice s...
Summary of features <ul><li>Designed for use by non-technical business managers </li></ul><ul><li>Remembers common signing...
Questions: [email_address] Identity Proven, Trust Delivered [email_address] www.ascertia.com
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Ascertia PDF Sign & Seal - simple way to sign PDF documents

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PDF Sign&Seal is a standalone desktop application that makes it easy to use digital signatures, time-stamps and strong encryption on business documents. It has been carefully designed for busy managers that have ease of use as a priority. Using PDF Sign&Seal anyone can easily create, sign or protect a business document. These might be internal or external financial, HR, legal, sales and marketing, support services, compliance, R&D, or consultancy documents.

“There can be no trust as to the authorship, integrity, provenance or status of any electronic document without digital signature trust services.”

PDF Sign&Seal provides advanced features for designing your own visible signatures appearance that can include hand-signature images, company logos, engineering seals and other data items, making it ideal for business managers and professionals such as architects, engineers, lawyers, accountants, consultants, doctors, clinicians, inspectors and notaries.

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Ascertia PDF Sign & Seal - simple way to sign PDF documents

  1. 1. PDF Sign&Seal – Product Overview Saving Time & Money, Avoiding Risk & Fraud
  2. 2. PDF Sign&Seal <ul><ul><li>Makes it easy to sign documents and comply with Global and local legislative and regulatory requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs no Acrobat licences (much lower cost) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signatures produced are fully PDF (ISO 32000) compatible and thus can be understood by everyone with access to a PDF viewer/reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PDF/A 1a and 1b compliant (ISO 19005) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to use for busy business managers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offers either GUI based interaction OR windows explorer right-click operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signs and/or seals multiple files in one go </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signs multiple pages in one go </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can create “certified” signatures to lock PDFs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remembers regular business signing locations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrator can preset preferences prior to roll-out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PDF creation and form fill functionality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for local language tables </li></ul></ul>Desktop PDF creation, signing, certifying & encryption
  3. 3. 10 key reasons to use PDF Sign&Seal <ul><li>It uses the ISO 32000 standard PDF format for document portability and display on multiple platforms (Windows, Unix and others) – both now and in the future </li></ul><ul><li>It supports the ISO 19005 PDF/A standard for digitally signing PDF/A 1a and 1b documents </li></ul><ul><li>Signed document can be verified by anyone – there is no requirement for proprietary software to be installed by all recipients </li></ul>
  4. 4. 10 key reasons to use PDF Sign&Seal <ul><li>It has been designed to minimise the technical impact on busy non-technical business managers – it can set up as a one-click-to-sign product </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple signature locations and appearances can be remembered and associated with memorable names such as Invoice signature, quotation signature, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Supports “Certify signing” to prevent unauthorised changes – vital as documents are sent to other third parties for co-signing or counter-signing </li></ul>
  5. 5. 10 key reasons to use PDF Sign&Seal <ul><li>Includes a PDF converter so any printable document can be output to PDF – right click & sign includes auto-conversion of documents with immediate signing </li></ul><ul><li>An attractive tabbed, ribbon based user interface is used for easier viewing and management of multiple documents </li></ul><ul><li>Maintains an audit summary of all signatures </li></ul><ul><li>Optionally creates long-term PDF signatures with embedded timestamps that are valid for decades – ideal for protecting data archives (Compatible with Adobe CDS certificates) </li></ul>
  6. 6. PDF Sign&Seal – Advanced technical features <ul><li>Enables filling and saving of PDFs that contain form fields </li></ul><ul><li>Supports long-term signatures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes a timestamp client that requests & embeds TSA timestamps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes an OCSP/CRL client that requests & embeds cert status info </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supports batch operations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can create, sign and seal multiple documents in one go </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can sign multiple pages of a document with one click </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can create blank signature fields on multiple pages of a document </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Allows administrators to easily pre-configure signature and file settings before deployment to end-users </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a flexible signature appearance designer that provides complete control over how the signature is represented on the PDF document </li></ul>
  7. 7. PDF Sign&Seal – Advanced technical features <ul><li>Offers considerable deployment flexibility: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be set to create a PDF, sign it and email it with just one click </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can sign multiple pages of a document with one click </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>optional legal text can be shown to the user at the time of signing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Able to use a central online Trusted Notary Service Provider to verify signatures for enhanced signature verification services </li></ul><ul><li>Encrypts PDFs using passwords or digital certificates </li></ul><ul><li>Leaves important document meta-data unchanged when applying PDF/A signatures </li></ul><ul><li>Can apply blank signature fields at the click of a button </li></ul>
  8. 8. PDF Sign&Seal – Launch Screen The product can be evaluated free for 30 days Various options exist when evaluating: a) To continue b) To purchase (from a local site) c) To activate a licence
  9. 9. PDF Sign&Seal – Main Screen Multiple PDFs can be opened in separate tabbed windows Thumbnails & bookmarks can be shown to easy navigation
  10. 10. PDF Sign&Seal – Toolbars The product has easy to use using Windows / Office style toolbars. It also features configurable quick access buttons with tool tip pop-ups
  11. 11. PDF Sign&Seal – Signature Fields <ul><li>Signature fields can: </li></ul><ul><li>already exist (having been drawn by Acrobat or other third party products) </li></ul><ul><li>be very easily manually drawn using the mouse </li></ul><ul><li>Be auto-created from a list of locations that you ask the product to remember or an administrator has pre-defined </li></ul>
  12. 12. PDF Sign&Seal – Signing Signature Fields <ul><li>Signing a document is easy: </li></ul><ul><li>Click an existing empty signature field </li></ul><ul><li>Click the sign button on the security or quick access toolbars and then select either an existing field or create and sign a new one </li></ul><ul><li>In Windows Explorer right click on a document and select “sign” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Signing – using preferred signing locations PDF Sign&Seal quick access sign button shows you the default signing parameters It also allows you to select one of your usual signing locations These can be defined centrally before roll-out
  14. 14. Signing – on multiple pages or the last page PDF Sign&Seal can sign on multiple pages The remembered signatures can be selected and then additional pages added. Note the “Last page” is very useful for variable document lengths!
  15. 15. Signing – using existing signature fields PDF Sign&Seal quick access sign button shows you the default signing parameters If a signature field exists then this is shown in the list of existing blank signature fields – simple ! The check and radio buttons allow total control
  16. 16. Signing – using certified signatures PDF Sign&Seal can create Certified signatures on documents and lock and control future document changes. Note: Form filling includes allowing existing signature fields to be signed
  17. 17. Windows Explorer – right click integration Right click and sign most documents. If they are not already PDFs then the PDF print driver will be activated to convert to PDF. Then PDF Sign&Seal will be run and ask how to sign the file. Alternatively non PDF documents can be just printed to PDF format using the ‘create PDF’ option.
  18. 18. Windows Integration – Bulk processing Multiple documents can be selected and processed in one operation. Select one or more PDFs and click PDF Sign&Seal > Sign Non-PDF documents can be printed to PDF format using the ‘create PDF’ option. They can also be converted and signed by clicking sign (create is assumed)
  19. 19. Signature History Viewer Review what you have signed with the signature history viewer !
  20. 20. New Features in PDF Sign&Seal v4.2 <ul><li>Supports adding attachments and sticky notes </li></ul><ul><li>Supports adding images / stamps (e.g. initials) to selected pages </li></ul><ul><li>Supports adding a watermark to selected pages </li></ul><ul><li>In-line upgrading plus exporting / importing of preference settings </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate based auto policies (to set TSA & validation details) </li></ul><ul><li>Checks for existing signature font within PDF to save space </li></ul><ul><li>Supports adding tablet PC based ink signatures </li></ul><ul><li>Supports deactivation of licenses and transfer to another machine </li></ul><ul><li>Option to drag and drop signature appearances onto open documents </li></ul><ul><li>An enhanced signature appearance designer which works over an open document </li></ul><ul><li>Support for one click signing of a group of blank signature fields (e.g. user signs multiple blank fields in a document in one go) </li></ul><ul><li>Support Office 2007 documents via right click (expected) </li></ul><ul><li>Further performance improvement (expected) </li></ul>
  21. 21. PDF Sign&Seal Technical Features Review
  22. 22. Preferences – Setting Signer details Preferences allow standard parameters and options to be defined and remembered. Many of these can be pre-set by an administrator – the user must set their own certificate and handsignature logo.
  23. 23. Preferences – signature appearances PDF Sign&Seal contains these default signature appearances. These can be edited and changed to create quite different appearances as you required
  24. 24. Preferences – Managing signature appearances Click on the manage appearance button to enter the relevant screen Now ADD a new appearance OR select and EDIT the appearance you wish to change
  25. 25. Preferences – Defining signature appearances Select each item and EDIT or REMOVE them as required. Additional elements can be added – click ADD to do this New company logos can be defined quite easily. Hand signature images can also be defined. If no scanner exists then use a script font in Paint or use a tablet PC e.g.:
  26. 26. PDF Sign&Seal – Signatures A normal signature appearance example within an invoice: (Masked to obfuscate the details)
  27. 27. PDF Sign&Seal – Engineering Signatures This type of Engineering seal can be defined very easily as a single image or a combined seal and separate hand-signature – it just depends which approach suits best. The date position is adjustable and can be shown in US or UK type short formats! Signed using PDF Sign&Seal Identity proven, Trust delivered   10/10/06
  28. 28. PDF Sign&Seal – Multi-language support Multiple languages are supported using Arial Unicode. New languages can be easily added.
  29. 29. PDF Sign&Seal – PDF Creation PDF Sign&Seal Make is a PDF creation print driver. It can be invoked from right click or from File/Print. Clicking on properties allows a range of print settings to be made, from quality to creation options, version numbers etc.
  30. 30. Advanced Configurations features <ul><li>Central Administration: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See the separate admin guide for pre-defining configuration data and rolling this out </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Managed Services Verification: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See solution sheet on verifying signatures using a notary service provider </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advanced Features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See the slides that follow </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. PDF Sign&Seal Advanced Features Review
  32. 32. Preferences – Signature placement Manage the signing locations and options. The sign in an existing blank signature field can be used to look for a pre-defined signing field name, e.g. Finance Director Approval
  33. 33. Preferences – Timestamp Authorities and creating long-term signatures If you wish to embed a timestamp within the signature then select the option here and define the timestamp authority details. To create a long-term signature select the option to embed the certificate revocation information
  34. 34. Preferences – Signature Verification Signatures can be verified as documents are opened. OCSP checking can be done if enabled here. The time at which the check is made can be selected.
  35. 35. Preferences – Policy Checking If you wish to check that a signature certificate has the correct scheme rules defined then this option can be used. Note: Only certificates with a certificate policy that conforms to these policy settings will be shown in the signer details list. Signatures will be checked for conformance with the policy settings.
  36. 36. Preferences – setting sealing (encryption) options Encryption can be done using certificates or pass-phrases. Using certificates is very strong. To use this add a recipient group name. Now add a set of recipients by identifying their certificates. These need to be within the Windows CAPI store.
  37. 37. Preferences – File Settings Its useful sometimes to add a postfix such a “–s” to signed files. The original can be kept and it is obvious that a file is signed. Default input and out locations can be set. If the original needs to be deleted then use the advanced options screen. If a proxy is needed then define this under “Connection”
  38. 38. Preferences – Proxy Settings If you need to use a proxy for internet connectivity then set the proxy parameters as required. Using IE’s settings is likely to be an easy option for most people.
  39. 39. Preferences – Advanced Settings Various advanced settings can be made. Instant signing means all options are pre-defined – so on right click ‘sign’ there is no dialogue at all – the file is signed using the selected preferences.
  40. 40. Signing Screen – with legal notice option A PDF Sign&Seal administrator can turn on and pre-define a local legal notice statement And also a signing policy label
  41. 41. Summary of features <ul><li>Designed for use by non-technical business managers </li></ul><ul><li>Remembers common signing locations </li></ul><ul><li>PDF/A compliant and Adobe CDS cert compliant </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to sign and timestamp and certify documents </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to sign multiple documents in one go </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to sign multiple, selectable pages and the last page! </li></ul><ul><li>Compatible with Adobe Acrobat and Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Includes a flexible PDF creation utility </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in PDF form fields, optionally save and sign </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain and review historical record of all signatures </li></ul><ul><li>Optional legal statement text can be set and shown </li></ul><ul><li>An Administrator can pre-define settings </li></ul><ul><li>Local language option using Unicode </li></ul>
  42. 42. Questions: [email_address] Identity Proven, Trust Delivered [email_address] www.ascertia.com

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