WASHINGTON, DC, October 15, 2013 – Leading electronic signature provider Silanis Technology today announced at the Smart Card Alliance’s 12th Annual Government Conference that the company will offer secure e-signing in the field with an iPad. Using Silanis’ standalone e-signature app in conjunction with Thursby Software’s PKard Reader®, this new capability will allow government users to complete business transactions faster without the need to access a laptop computer or print documents to paper.
How it works
On an iPad, a user securely accesses documents within their email using their CAC or PIV card with Thursby’s PKard Reader. To electronically sign the necessary documents, the user launches the Silanis e-signature app. This replaces the current process, which requires a user to access documents via their laptop computer and sign the document with the client side Silanis e-Sign Desktop application and a CAC or PIV card, or alternatively print out the documents, wet sign and then scan the documents for archiving and storage.
The Silanis e-signature app leverages existing infrastructure and processes, supporting both personal devices (BYOD) and government furnished equipment (GFE), either standalone, or as part of wider third party mobile app store, mobile app or device management initiatives (MAS, MAM or MDM).
Benefits to users
While access security and permissions are the primary application for CAC and PIV smart cards, there are other applications that run on authentication credentials. E-signatures are a proven, high-value application that leverages both digital credentials and mobile devices to accelerate decisions, while also providing even stronger security for remote e-government processes.
The Silanis e-signature app combined with Thursby’s PKard Reader allows field-deployed government users to securely access documents and take immediate take an immediate decision. This helps keep government business processes moving while freeing users from delaying their decision until they have access to their desktop, laptop or Blackberries to move business forward effectively.
“Government employees at all levels are looking for enhanced mobility capabilities. The added efficiencies are significant especially to organizations like the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the US Army and other government departments, which are already enabling e-signing in the field using Silanis e-signatures,” said Silanis Technology CEO and co-founder Tommy Petrogiannis.
About Silanis Technology
Silanis is the most widely used e-signature solution in the world, responsible for processing more than 600 million documents annually. Founded in 1992, Silanis’ solutions e-Sign Enterprise and e-SignLive enable thousands of organizations, including four of the top 10 North American banks, eight of the top 15 insurance companies and the entire US Army to accelerate business transactions, improve customer experience and reduce costs while improving compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Silanis provides the most flexible deployment options with its on-premise, cloud and SaaS e-signature solutions, eliminating manual, paper-based processing and enabling e-commerce and e-government transactions to be electronically executed from start to finish. Learn more at www.silanis.com.
About Thursby Software
Thursby Software is celebrating over a quarter century of enterprise Apple integration, management and security specialization. Thursby is US-owned, operated and GSA-listed, with headquarters in Arlington, Texas. Thursby has well over 70,000 clients across 140 countries, including organizations with thousands of devices under management, and well over a million software licenses sold. Clients range from government, to finance, healthcare, energy, FORTUNE™ 500, Global 2000 companies, education, research, media and OEMs. For more information about Thursby and its solutions, please visit www.thursby.com.