VASCO updates e-sig software, IoT conference
26 May, 2016
category: Corporate, Digital ID, Smart Cards
VASCO updates eSignLive
VASCO Data Security International Inc. announced that eSignLive has launched the Spring ’16 Release for its cloud electronic signature software. This release delivers additional features that regulated industries require.
eSignLive provides a new option for organizations that operate in industries and geographies requiring the use of personal digital certificates and smart cards for signing documents. In Europe, the new eIDAS Regulation, which supports the European Commission’s focus on Europe’s Digital Agenda, clearly defines the legal effect of electronic signatures. With the Spring ’16 release, European organizations can now leverage eSignLive’s support for Qualified Certificates obtained from a Qualified Trust Service Provider, ensuring they meet the eIDAS requirements for Qualified Electronic Signatures.
In tandem, the new eSignLive APEX Software Developer Kit enables developers building on Salesforce and the Force.com platform to add e-signature capabilities to custom apps. Further, the update to the eSignLive app for Salesforce provides a tighter integration with Salesforce, including support for the new Salesforce Lightning Experience.
This release also brings the eSignLive for iPad app, offering a way to prepare and send documents for signing on the iPad. This app allows easy access to documents kept in cloud storage services including Google Drive, Box and Microsoft OneDrive. In addition to an updated dashboard to monitor transactions, the new app also offers offline signing functionality for use cases with no or limited connectivity.
eSignLive is supported with local data centers in Europe and Australia, making it easier for organizations to move business processes to the cloud. eSignLive also recently launched the first comprehensive e-signature solution in a FedRAMP SaaS-level compliant cloud and is the only e-signature solution to comply with the U.S. government’s “Cloud First” initiative and FedRAMP security standards.
Smart Card Alliance announced IoT summit
The Smart Card Alliance has added a new event, the Security of Things 2016 conference, to provide information into security and privacy in the Internet of Things (IoT).
With the event the Smart Card Alliance is bringing together experts from both the IoT and security communities to analyze the impact embedded security technology is expected to have on connected cars, wearables, smart homes, smart cities, smart factories, identity and authentication, data integrity and privacy, IoT payment, standards and regulation and more.
The Alliance’s Security of Things conference will be held October 19-20 at the Hilton Rosemont Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Chicago.
Keynotes, roundtables and panels will cover the most important developments, innovations and efforts driving security and privacy in IoT, and attendees will:
- Discover how different industries like payments, healthcare, smart cities, transportation and others are collaborating on standards and best practices for secure IoT frameworks
- Learn why the industry needs secure IoT architectures that incorporate embedded security and privacy
- Hear about the business issues for incorporating secure architectures into designs for connected devices
- Network with executives and thought leaders across all verticals of IoT
The Smart Card Alliance invites innovative thought leaders and experts interested in speaking at the event to submit a proposal by June 30.
ForgeRock previews Cloud Foundry
ForgeRock, a open platform provider of identity management solutions, announced the preview of a new Cloud Foundry service broker that enables externally deployed ForgeRock solutions to protect applications and microservices running in Cloud Foundry.
Developers working on the Cloud Foundry platform can now ensure a persistent identity that is portable across clouds for people-to-service and service-to-service (API-to-API) use cases. The service broker preview supports standards, including OAuth2, for enabling protection of applications running on all variants of Cloud Foundry. It is a lightweight, simple way to protect RESTful microservices.
The open source code for the service broker preview is accessible through GitHub, and ForgeRock welcomes feedback on the project. For more information, please visit the ForgeRock blog.