- It is secure Device, used specifically to carry Digital Certificates.
- USB Tokens offer military grade security and the contents are also encrypted internally.
- A virus cannot affect USB Token, and the digital Certificate stored would always be secure.
- When you insert the Token, it automatically copies the certificate to the browser and when you remove the Token it automatically removes the certificate from the browser.
- The Private key never leaves the Token and signing takes place within the Token itself. So, the security is guaranteed.
No matter how much the world changes, some processes stay constant. We may file taxes online, complete financial paperwork digitally and email or text most communications, but one stamp of identity that is still required when closing any major deal is the personal signature. The individualized series of loops and squiggles that encompass our identities has been the mainstay of a done deal since the start of modern civilization. People need to imprint their mark to make a transaction official, but even that ancient process is now going completely digital.
Paper and ink signatures are losing power for several reasons. They’re inherently insecure and can be easily forged, duplicated, lost, or stolen — all without anyone realizing for days or weeks. The cost and process of printing, faxing, scanning, overnighting and storing paperwork is also high and cumbersome.
Electronic signatures retain the value of signing without the many security and time compromises of paper. Digital representations of physical, handwritten signatures can be signed directly onto mobile or tablet devices with a finger or special pen, making them easy for anyone to do. – Read more & Source
Digital Signatures provide Authentication, Privacy, Non repudiation and Integrity in the virtual world . IT Act 2000 in India gives legal validity to electronic transactions that are digitally signed. Therefore we need digital signatures for secure messaging, online banking applications, online workflow applications, e-tendering, supply chain management etc.
Digital Certificates are digital documents attesting to the binding of a public key to an individual or specific entity. They allow verification of the claim that a specific public key does in fact belong to a specific individual. Digital Certificates help prevent someone from using a phony key to impersonate someone else.
In their simplest form, certificates contain a public key and a name. As commonly used, a certificate also contains an expiration date, the name of the Certifying Authority that issued the certificate, a serial number etc. Most importantly, it contains the digital signature of the certificate issuer.
A digital signature is an electronic method of signing an electronic document whereas a Digital Certificate is a computer based record which
- Identifies the Certifying Authority issuing it.
- Has the name or I the identity of its subscriber.
- Contains the subscriber’s public key.
- Is digitally signed by the Certifying Authority issuing it.