The terms Electronic Signature and Digital Signature are often used synonymously. But these are two different signature solutions and cannot be used interchangeably. It is therefore important to highlight the differences between these two for users evaluating the purchase of a signature tool.
Electronic Signature: Electronic signature technology has been around for several years, but it has only recently begun to gain widespread adoption. While there are many advantages to using a secure electronic signature, it is important to choose a reputable provider in order to ensure the security of your documents. Like a wet signature, an electronic signature is a legal concept. According to the U.S Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, an e-signature is an "electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to, or associated with, a contract or other record and adopted by a person with the intent to sign a record." Electronic signature security is an important part of protecting customer data and ensuring the integrity of electronic transactions. Certinal’s electronic signature software is constantly evolving, and new features are being added all the time to provide stringent security and ease of use with advanced features.
Digital Signature: Digital signatures, on the other hand, refer to the encryption/decryption technology for which digital signature solutions are built. Digital signatures alone are not a kind of electronic signature. Instead, digital signature encryption helps protect the data associated with the signed document and verify its authenticity. When used alone, it does not capture the intent of a person to sign a document or be legally bound by a contract or contract. Trusted certificate authorities are organizations that issue digital certificates are used to verify the identity of individuals and organizations online. Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is essential for the security of digital signatures, which are used to authenticate the identity of the sender of a message or transaction.