Data security depends on how the eSignature service provider handles the process. Most premium eSigning solutions providers use advanced encryption technology like 256-bit encryption and SSL.
256-bit encryption is one of the most commonly used forms of computer security. Primarily used to protect online data and communications, this type of encryption involves transforming plain text into complex strings of numbers and letters using a key that is more than 256 characters long.
SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, is a protocol to encrypt data between devices while transmitting electronically. It is most commonly known for providing secure connections to websites that users can identify by the https:// beginning of the URL.
When protecting electronic signatures, SSL continues this same encryption during transmissions, ensuring that the signature and other data being transmitted electronically are protected against unauthorized access.
Biometric signer verification is an essential measure for safeguarding the eSigning process. It collects a wide array of data points from each signer, which is then stored and compared to the data set collected for that signer during future eSigning transactions.
It makes it possible to detect unauthorized access and accurately verify the genuine identity of each signer. By using advanced technologies such as facial recognition and knowledge-based authentication, biometric verification eliminates the need for manual document validation, providing a secure experience for all parties involved in a digital transaction.