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Digital Signature Certificate

USB Token is hardware device, which is used to store Digital Signatures Certificate for security. It is secure device and certified by International standards (FIPS). All Digital Certificate subscribers must to store their DSCs on FIPS Certified USB Tokens only. DSC stored in USB Token can not be copied to any other device. CCA (Controller of Certifying Authority) as well as all Certifying Authrorities i.e. eMudhra, (n)Code Solutions, Sify and TCS recommend to use FIPS certified tokens only. There are number of USB tokens available in India which are FIPS Certified, for example Watchdata USB Token, Trustkey Token from Watchdata Singapore, Aladdin eToken from Israel and few others like Gemalto, Athena, ePass from Fetian, China which are FIPS Certified. The only token which is FIPS Certified and plug n play (Built in driver with 1MB Flash memory) available is Trustkey from Watchdata.

Benefits of a digital signature certificate

  • Digital Signature Certificates are helpful in authenticating the personal information details of the individual holder when conducting business online.
  • Reduced cost and time: Instead of signing the hard copy documents physically and scanning them to send them via e-mail, you can digitally sign the PDF files and send them much more quickly.
  • The Digital Signature certificate holder does not have to be physically present to conduct or authorize a business
  • Data integrity: Documents that are signed digitally cannot be altered or edited after signing, which makes the data safe and secure.
  • The government agencies often ask for these certificates to cross-check and verify the business transaction.
  • Authenticity of documents: Digitally signed documents give confidence to the receiver to be assured of the signer’s authenticity. They can take action on the basis of such documents without getting worried about the documents being forged.