Vodatel Crossland SIGNature (VC-SIGN)
Of the five major security concerns in the cyber world, namely identification, authentication, confidentiality, integrity and non-repudiation, digital signatures can manage to handle all areas except confidentiality.
If a document comes with a valid signature and a digital certificate, identification, authentication and non-repudiation can be established since only the one owning the digital certificate can sign the document. Because the signature is dependent on the content of the document, a valid signature also guarantees the integrity of the document.
Former US President Bill Clinton already signed a bill to give digital signature such a legal status. The legal status of digital signature is endorsed by the US Electronic Signature in Global and National Commerce Act (E-SIGN) S. 761.
VC-SIGN offers a complete solution in digital signature. It will generate digital signatures in accordance with international standard PKCS#1 and PKCS#7. Generating digital signatures is only half of the story. VC-SIGN can verify all PKCS#1 and PKCS#7 compliant digital signatures.
VC-SIGN operates in three modes:
- Web based Business-to-Customer (B2C)
- Web based Business-to-Business (B2B)
- Peer to peer
Because of the nature of World Wide Web communication, web based VC-SIGN will not handle characters other than Printable Encoding Characters. Peer to peer VC_SIGN can handle all types of files from binary bit maps to standard ASCII files.