In recent weeks, the number of companies that are teleworking as a result of COVID-19 has grown exponentially and are adopting digital certificate and electronic signature in their daily work. However, it is important to know these two terms well and use them appropriately.
The digital certificate is a digital document that identifies us in the online environment, allowing us to carry out procedures via telematics. As an example, the digital certificate is like an electronic ID that we use to access electronic sites or sign documents, among others.
This makes it the safest way to operate when working on the internet. But why does a digital certificate have so much security?
The digital certificate identifies us in the online environment, allowing us to access electronic sites or sign digital documents.
A key reason is:
Another reason is:
When we refer to an electronic signature, we are referring to the set of data that, associated with an electronic document, uniquely identifies the signatory and gives legal validity to the signed document (with the certainty that it has not been manipulated or altered after the signature).
The European eIDAS regulation establishes the guidelines for electronic identification and the types of recognised electronic signatures. There is a wide range of types of signature that can be used in each transaction depending on the legal recognition required and the technology available. In addition, the collection of electronic evidence provided by each signature must be taken into account, making it defensible in the event of a dispute.
The eIDAS regulation recognises the signature with certificate as the most secure type of electronic signature.
With Ivnosys you can acquire these types of signatures, including a fifth one: the signature with certificate centralized in the cloud. Also, the certified communication, although it is not a signature, is a certified delivery of a message by email or SMS.
As we can see, digital certificate and electronic signature play a fundamental role for companies now that most processes and communications are carried out electronically.
There are tools that enable companies to continue with their day-to-day operations, as well as communicate with third parties from any device and without the need to move.
At Ivnosys, we have IvSign, our certificate issuing and centralisation platform, which gives companies autonomy and flexibility, allowing them to control the use of the certificates at all times by their employees.
We also have the certified delivery and electronic signature platform, IvCert, which offers all types of electronic signature, allowing you to sign and send documents requesting their signature. It allows to control in real time the status of the shipments and collects the electronic evidence being recognized by Ivnosys as a Qualified Trust Service Provider and Trusted Third Party.