15 November 2017,
of our customers have asked us how do you know who signed the document? Who was
behind the keyboard?
security features such as two factor authentications, identification
verification and SMS passcode, Secured Signing offers multiple levels of
security to identify the signer.
PKI X509 Digital Signature technology means that once a document has been signed the document
content is sealed and any changes to the document it will
invalidate the signature.
provide additional evidence to prove exactly who was behind the keyboard / device during
the signing ceremony, we have created video confirmation as an add on feature,
this records the person who is signing the document.
So how does video
enable video confirmation with Secured Signing, you simply tick the box to add
video confirmation to the signing process and the signee will be asked to
record a video.
will activate the camera device and will capture a short video of the signer
and require unique confirmation gestures to be met. The video has a unique URL
link and to watch the video you have to enter a password. These 2 elements are
embedded in the document and become part
of the document itself.
signing you can watch the video and compare the person in the video with other
forms of identification. Video confirmation provides you with additional
evidence to prove the signers identity in case of a dispute.
Signature with Video confirmation provides the strongest digital signature
solution in the market. Secured Signing are the first in the world to combines
Signing’s trusted digital Signature solution, you will have peace of mind that
you are signing digitally in the most secure way.
As always, if you have specific questions, please get in touch and
someone will contact you personally.
'Til next time
11th September 2017
Secured Signing has been named in the
top 3 best electronic signature solutions currently on the global market. Adam Marshall from Tech Radar Pro describes
Secured Signing as
“one-stop digital signatures service to get to the all important dotted line as
soon as possible”.
Marshall also writes “We're
impressed by the sheer amount of extra services it offers. For example, there's
confirmation feature where you can identify the signer and prevent any
document tampering (if that's a concern). You can invite others to sign and there’s
an even option for document
stood out on top for its cost effectiveness compared to Docusign and Adobe
eSign. “Secured Signing is more cost
effective software than the above two eSignature solutions. We also like that
it's easier to customise your package and get better value as you add more
Our ethos is to make our full
service suite available for every single customer without charging extra. We
know that for all businesses, regardless of industry or size there will come a
time or scenario where one of our extra services will be of benefit. For
instance, our world first Video Confirmation feature can be used to complete
customer due diligence and comply with know your customer regulation (KYC) –
this means our customers are completely enabled to run an efficient and paperless
Open a FreeWay
account today to try for yourself the best one stop digital signature solution -
take out the inconvenience of physically signing paperwork.
Click here to read the full article in Tech
Radar - Top
5 best e-signature apps and software solutions
August 30, 2017
Tim Osborn, of Osborn Law, wrote recently in the Newcastle Herald about
a court case that highlights the risks in relying on scanned signatures as a
form of signing. It's a reminder that if you need to sign, then you should sign
with a tamper proof digital signature that is unique to you and your document. Nothing
else is worth the risk.
In the case in question, an electronic image of the signature
was readily accessible on the corporate network. The court held that documents
signed by simply pasting the image into a document, were not legally binding. It
was not possible to demonstrate that the owner of the signature had personally
applied their signature to the document or given their explicit consent to do
so. The result was a loss of business and a costly court case. It could have
all been avoided by using a digital signature service such as Secured Signing.
Signing a document using Secured Signing is as a simple click to
sign process that differs from scanned signatures in a number of really
The first is that Secured Signing gives you an automated log of
every action performed in the signing process. This is one of the key pieces of
advice Mr Osborn gives in his article. Good quality record keeping is
invaluable in demonstrating that a signed document is evidence of a legally
binding agreement. Secured Signing completely automates the logging of every
action so your people don't have to waste their time, keeping manual records of
who did what and when.
The second is validating the identity of your signer. A key
problem in the case referenced is that it could not be demonstrated that the
person who applied the signature to the document was the owner of the
signature. Secured Signing creates unique credentials for each person who will
sign your document that only they can access. Adding video confirmation to
your signing process captures a brief video recording of the person signing
your document, to give you a signed document that cannot be reasonably
The final thing I'll mention is the inherent authenticity and
reliability of PKI based digital signatures. A digital signature is much more than a graphical
representation of a person's signature. It provides sophisticated methods to
seal the signed document from tampering and creates an irrevocable, unforgeable
and no transferrable link between the signer and the document.
As you know, inviting people to sign your documents with Secured
Signing is quick, simple, inexpensive and reduces your risk. Share with your
friends and colleagues that they too can enjoy the benefits Secured Signing,
help us spread the word and they can be signing documents online today with one
of our Freeway evaluation accounts.
‘til next time
June 6, 2017
Financial services companies must know who is signing their
documents. If there is any doubt that the correct person has signed the
loan, agreement, authority to proceed, or whatever the document may be, the
business leaves itself open to fraud, is exposed to unnecessary risk and faces
the possibility of loss, not to mention becoming non-compliant with 'Know Your
Customer' legislative requirements. Secured Signing provides the most
robust verification of signer identity with the world first use of video
confirmation as part of the signing process.
Online signing by its nature provides much stronger
confirmation of who is signing your documents than simply sending documents by
post or email and taking it on faith they have been signed by the correct
person. The addition of video recording of the signer, in a way that is
uniquely and irrevocably tied to the document being signed, provides a degree
of confidence in signer identity that cannot be reasonably challenged. It
is a genuinely innovative approach that provides a degree of confidence in
identity that is unmatched by any other signing method. It builds on the
already robust authenticity of the underlying PKI Based digital signatures used
by Secured Signing and existing additional identity verification tools such as two
factor authentication and identity document searches.
Let's drill into how the process works to really appreciate
how robust and reliable this new approach is.
Video confirmation is quick and simple for the signer. They
are asked to activate the camera on their device and record themselves
performing specific gestures. It takes less than 10 seconds. The required
gestures are specific to the document being signed, recorded in the document
log and are analysed in real time. The nature of the verification and the
changing requirements make it impossible to pass the verification using an
image or pre-recorded video. Video confirmation provides much stronger
confirmation of identity than static biometric verification such as facial or
The confirmation video is retained in a secure, encrypted
repository. The signed document contains both a reference to the location of
the video confirmation and the password required to access it. The tamper
proof mechanisms inherent in PKI based digital signatures means neither the
reference nor the password can be modified, without invalidating the signature.
All documents signed with Secured Signing can be verified independently
to confirm the document content is unchanged. Video confirmation enhances
the inherent security and authenticity of PKI based digital signatures with the
recorded video of the person signing the document.
Video confirmation is available to all Secured Signing
customers now. Once enabled in My Settings, the option to require a signer to
provide video confirmation is available on the signing workflow screen.
You can try Secured Signing, including video confirmation of identity for
free. Register for your account now.
'Til next time
Independent verification of signed documents is so important.
We know it is one of the key reasons people choose Secured Signing. It is the reason Secured Signing uses a
personal PKI digital signature for every document signed. The
signed document contains everything needed to verify the document is authentic
and reliable. We don’t need to keep a
copy of your document so we don’t.
But accidents happen and on occasions people can
forget to save their signed document somewhere safe. Secured Signing now
provides the option to keep an online or cloud based archive of all signed
It’s your choice to enable the cloud archive
option. In My Settings it is simply a
case of turning on the cloud storage option.
For enterprise accounts you can choose to enable cloud storage for all
accounts or just some.
With cloud storage enabled, when the singing process
is complete and the document is removed from Secured Signing, a copy will be
saved to the cloud. We use a specialised
service provider for the storage and documents are held in an encrypted format
for peace of mind.
The My Documents page provides a complete history of
all the document you have added to Secured Signing. It shows you a summary for each document and
the option to display the log or audit trail for each document. If you enable cloud storage, you will also be
able view the signed document.
The optional cloud storage service is offered to
Secured Signing customers at no additional cost.
Another great option to ensure you never lose a signed
document is to setup a default completion recipient. Adding your records team as the default
completion recipient means that Secured Signing will send them a copy of all
signed documents automatically without you having to remember. You may also be able to use the email address
for your recordkeeping system as the completion recipient.
Til next time,