3PV Third Party Verification Inc. (Booth 1316) has launched an electronic signature called AssureSign that permits anyone with a computer to sign one or more documents securely over the Internet in a matter of minutes using their mouse. No special equipment or software is needed, and the signature is legally binding.
3PV employs a patented process that, among other security features, adds a serial number and a watermark to the signature and then encrypts them with the document. The sequence, which is seamless and immediate, yields the only service-based, electronic, handwritten signature on the market today, according to 3PV.
Even more important than the efficiency of our AssureSign process is the integrity of the signature, said 3PVs CEO David Brinkman. We can match the signature for authentication in much the same way as a traditional signature.
Should an AssureSign signature ever be copied fraudulently to another document, the watermark and serial number will not change, allowing 3PV to independently identify each signature and document signed, he explained.
Furthermore, if a document is alleged to have been signed with AssureSign and the watermark and serial number are missing, that signature and document is null and void.
Our proven encryption process ensures the utmost protection while eliminating time-consuming copying, faxing and mailing, said Brinkman.
Heres how it works: Users send the documents to be signed, along with the contact information for their customers, to 3PVs dedicated, secure AssureSign Web site. 3PV sends each customer a secure e-mail that takes them to the AssureSign page where the document is housed. The customer is provided with easy-to-follow directions for how to sign the document simply using a mouse. Once the customer submits the signed document, 3PV employs its patented process, stores the encrypted document electronically, and makes it accessible to both the company and its customer.
AssureSign permits companies to obtain signatures anywhere in the world in a matter of minutes, not days or weeks, according to Brinkman. He said the product is a perfect fit for not only the telecommunications industry, but also lawyers, medical professionals, real estate agents, mortgage brokers, real estate developers and other businesses that require signatures on documents or agreements.
Its the simplest, most secure electronic signature available today, Brinkman said.