Features and Benefits
Crypto-Sign® is designed to be portable and has been successfully
ported to various operating systems. The Crypto-Sign design and
development team has extensive experience with both PC and embedded
software development environments. Currently, Crypto-Sign is available
for Windows 2000, Pocket PC, and can be easily adapted to H/PC Pro
and Palm-size PC systems.
Industry Standard Interface
Crypto-Sign® has been developed keeping Industry Standard
Interfaces and Microsoft Corporation’s standardization initiatives
in view. Crypto-Sign will be provided with support for the BioAPI
(BioApi Specifications 1.1). This will allow seamless integration
of Crypto-Sign into any application that supports these standards.
Extensibility – The Crypto-Sign®
Software Development Kit
Plans are already underway for releasing a Crypto-Sign Software
Development Kit (SDK). The Crypto-Sign SDK will allow developers
of other applications to use the published and provided Application
Programming Interface (API) to seamlessly integrate this ground
breaking technology into their application thereby providing highly
secure application and infrastructure environment. The multi-level
security scheme comprising of a network logon followed by a Crypto-Sign
authentication scheme to either start the application or authorize
transactions will provide enterprises with an easy and affordable
way to secure their data, environment, and processes.
"Ink on Paper"
Using the system to release an author’s electronic signature
to the document also gives it the distinct advantage of an "ink
on paper" look. The system can work in conjunction with PKI
based digital signature technology to overcome the major security
disadvantage of that technology which essentially relies upon passwords
to identify the user. It also adds the user-friendliness of an "ink
on paper" signature image to electronic documents.
Initially Crypto-Sign® Plug-ins will be available for Adobe
Acrobat, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word and Microsoft
Excel. These plug-ins will enable the users to incorporate their
authentic signatures in pdf, notes mail, Outlook mail, Word documents
and Excel spreadsheets giving them proof of authorship with an "ink-on-paper"
look and making them secure and tamper-proof.
Dedicated Crypto-Sign® Enterprise
Dedicated Crypto-Sign® Servers can be used in large enterprises
to provide authentication for specialized and/or selected devices.
These devices could include PDA’s, Personal Computers with
digitizers and Palm Size Personal Computers. Software for client/server
communication is provided, and at each client site a digitizing
tablet or a PDA is required. The user provides sample enrollment
signatures at the time of registration, creating a biometric template
that is stored in an Operating System file on a secured Crypto-Sign
server. During use, to confirm the user's identity, the encrypted
data from a subsequently written signature is compared, at the server,
with the secured template. Future releases of Crypto-Sign®
will include the ability to store this information on Microsoft
SQL Server providing yet another layer of security, reliability,