Safelayer has taken part in the latest edition of the interoperability Plugtests organized by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). The tests demonstrated the consistency and interoperability of the e-signature standards by assessing the quality of the products from the world's major security developers.
This edition, in which over 50 companies from Europe and around the world took part, evaluated the interoperability of the ETSI TS 102 778 format, for advanced electronic signature for PDF documents. This format will be recognized by the new eIDAS regulation and is considered the standard for signing PDF documents.
The company took part with its TrustedX product, a Web services platform for centrally managing electronic signature, authentication and data encryption processes. The solution provides broad support for the PAdES format. This technical specification details support for digital signatures and defines data structures for preserving the validity of the signatures over long periods of time.
Safelayer has participated in this type of event since 2007, when it took part in the tests organized by the Next Generation Electronic Commerce Promotion Council of Japan (ECOM). This was the second occasion in which it has taken part in tests on the PAdES format.