Zetes launches e-signature portfolio to help companies meet eIDAS requirements
Zetes has created a new division to provide trust services related to electronic signatures to cover all e-signature needs and help organizations meet the requirements of European eIDAS regulation.
The new ZetesConfidens portfolio includes solutions for managed public key infrastructure (PKI) and certificate issuance, time stamp services, an online platform for downloading, storing, sharing, and electronically signing documents, a platform for electronic seals, and a connector to provide a web application with access to information stored on an identifier, such as a smart card.
“This addition to our offering is a natural extension of our electronic identity document delivery activity,” says Zetes CEO Alain Wirtz. “During the personalisation stage, authentication and signature certificates are created, which allow citizens to use their identity cards for many online transactions. Now that we are able to issue these certificates ourselves, we cover the entire production process for this type of document. But it’s not only governments that could offer these electronic signing facilities; companies are also very keen to acquire this capability. We already covered some of their needs with the eaZySign platform. This platform was therefore integrated into ZetesConfidens which, in combination with all the other solutions, forms a complete and coherent offering for the private sector too.”
The company says the new offerings strengthen its People ID business by supplementing national identity documents with qualified certificates, but also allow it to address the market for digitizing the administrative processes and transactions of companies including insurance, financial services, and rental providers.
Zetes has partnered with PrimeKey to leverage its EJBCA for managed PKI to issue certificates, and with Cryptomathic for remote signing capabilities.
Europe’s eIDAS regulation went into force in 2016, but reached full effect in all member states as of October 1, to allow seamless online transactions throughout the region as one of the main elements of the EU’s Single Digital Gateway.