Hyderabad: SafeScrypt Ltd, India's first licensed certifying authority, has taken digital trust and security to new heights by providing a simple and affordable desktop solution for anyone to digitally sign documents in the electronic form on a personal computer. This solution, coupled with a licensed digital certificate from SafeScrypt, empowers any user to harness the power of digital certificates without bothering about the underlying technology.
SafeDoxx enables PC users to digitally sign, certify and store any file on any PC and exchange information over the Internet independent of the medium used (such as email, FTP, HTTP). In today''s fast-paced electronic communication environment and an increasing thrust on paperless documentation, SafeDoxx is the ideal solution which addresses everyone''s requirement under one application ranging from protection of files much beyond password security, to preserving signed documents.
This is more relevant since e-commerce and e-business have been given adequate legislative support in the form of the IT Act 2000 that has legalised digital signature certificates. Electronic documents signed using digital signature certificates are treated legally at par with physically signed paper documents.
SafeDoxx is a public key infrastructure (PKI) based software solution using the approved encryption technology. Some salient features of this powerful desktop utility are:
- Protects file of any type or size and prevents unauthorised access or modification
- Secure exchange of files over the Internet with control of recipient and access level
- Proof against repudiation and attempts at tampering
- Exchange information via email programmes such as Yahoo and Hotmail, which do not support digital certificates
- Multiple digital signing facilities with encryption / decryption modes allowing many users while retaining maximum security
- Support for Smart cards and USB tokens for storage of private keys
- User friendly, time and cost saving solution for individual PC users, small businesses or enterprises
Says SafeScrypt managing director K Dasaratharaman: "Previously, digital certificates were only deployed at an enterprise level where business-related information needed to be secured. With SafeDoxx, we have now made it convenient for all PC users to digitally sign or securely exchange any information right on the desktop and actually save costs."
SafeScrypt provides Internet trust and security services and solutions to a fast-expanding global electronic communication and transactions market. Professionally managed as an independent profit centre, SafeScrypt is a 100-per cent subsidiary of Sify, India''s premier Internet, network and e-commerce services provider. To provide the best of breed solutions, SafeScrypt has partnered with VeriSign Inc, the world leader in digital trust services.
The Indian IT Act 2000 has granted digitally signed information the same status as physically signed information acceptable in the Indian courts of law, provided the digital certificate is issued by a licensed certifying authority. In February 2002, SafeScrypt became the first company in India to receive a license to issue digital certificates from the Controller of Certifying Authorities, ministry of IT.