One solution for all your signing & verification needs!
ADSS Server provides comprehensive digital signature creation, verification and time-stamping services to any online application needing to trust documents and data that it sends out or receives. It is one server product but marketed under various names depending on the modules selected.
It ensures that applications can easily use e-trust services, by off-loading the often forgotten overheads of authorisation decisions, detailed policy definitions, auditing logging, billing and other management tasks to ADSS Server. This ensures your business application just needs to concentrate on its own business logic and leave all the security and trust building to our ADSS Server. Your application developers will really appreciate how easily they can integrate these advanced trust services with only a few lines of code using our sample demos.
ADSS Server has been designed for internal enterprise use as well as external multi-party use and for Managed Service Providers.
Why Use ADSS Server?
ADSS Server has been built to satisfy a wide variety of business trust services, which have various data and signature formatting requirements. Whether the application is business to business (B2B), business to consumer (B2C), business to employee (B2E), business to government (B2G), citizen to government (C2G), government to government (G2G), or any other acronym you can think of, ADSS Server is ideally suited to fulfilling the underlying trust requirements because it:
Processes any type of document
PDFs, XML, Word®, Excel®, AutoCAD, Project®, Visio®, HTML Web forms, even proprietary document formats.
Supports all signature formats
PDF Signatures, XML DSig, CMS/PKCS#7, S/MIME, PKCS#1. It also supports long-term signatures profiles from ETSI XAdES and CAdES and even the latest PAdES.
Integrating business applications can be done in minutes with sample source code and high-level API calls offered by the ADSS Client SDK, which is available for both .NET and Java applications. Watched folder integration using Ascertia ADSS Auto File Processor (AFP) and email integration using ADSS Secure Email Server (SES) offer immediate use with zero integration effort. Alternatively Ascertia also provides the WSDL for easy independent integration into your business applications.
Provides multiple signing options
Documents can be signed using centrally held corporate signing keys, centrally held unique signing keys for each user or department, or signing keys held locally by end-users on smartcards, secure USB tokens or software files. Roaming credentials can also be used, where the signing key is held inside a secure container on the ADSS Server and delivered to the user for local signing when required, very similar to a virtual smartcard.
Supports Browser-based signing
ADSS Server together with our ADSS Go>Sign Applet provides a simple facility for users to view and sign documents (using centrally-held keys, locally-held keys or roamed keys). No longer do you need to have pre-installed signing software on user’s machines and all the headaches that go with managing that, when using the ADSS Go>Sign Applet zero footprint approach.
Provides centralised signature verification service
ADSS Server provides verification of all signature formats. It can verify advanced long-term signatures using embedded timestamps and revocation information, as well as historic verification using its CRL monitoring and archiving capability. Real-time certificate validation using OCSP is also available. Do not rely on your end-users verifying signatures locally and raising unnecessary support calls, instead take away all the complexity from them by performing server-side verification on their behalf.
Ensures easy installation, configuration and management
Completely GUI based, with its own purpose built installer ensures ADSS Server can be set-up and be operational in minutes. Automated tasks such as auto-archiving of transaction logs and real-time alerting ensure minimum operator time is required for maintenance or house-keeping. Comes with detailed management reporting for each service which provides dashboard level information that can easily be drilled for extra detailed information.
Meets highest levels of Performance, Scalability and Resilience
These are essential qualities for a centralised e-trust security server. ADSS Server is packed with features capable of ensuring it meets even the highest demands placed by Managed Service Providers servicing multiple customer organisations.
Provides maximum security
ADSS Server has been designed with maximum security in mind, from strong identification and authentication of client applications and operators, to fine grain access control to services, to secure detailed logging, to automated system integrity checking, to dual control features, ADSS Server has it all! Security for your centralised signing and verification operations is a must, with ADSS Server you do not have to make any compromises.
Ensures low TCO & extensibility
Due to its modular architecture ADSS Server is charged based on the modules you actually license, e.g. basic PDF signing. If later you need to extending to signing of long-term PDF Signatures and also add PDF verification capability then this can be easily achieved by providing a new ADSS Server license file. Future proof your investment by not just purchasing a trust service which meets you immediate needs but also one which will serve you well as your business needs change.
Need even more details, if so check out our detailed features page here. Alternatively request a free trial here or see live demos here.
Ascertia previously used the names PDF Signer Server, XML Signer Server and File Signer Server for these products. These names are now changed to ADSS PDF Server, ADSS XML Server and ADSS PKCS#7 Server respectively to emphasise that these are just different modules of our ADSS Server product and also to clearly highlight the signature formats.