BOSTON, Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- GMO GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com), a global Certificate Authority (CA) and the leading provider of identity and security solutions for the IoT (Internet of Things), today announced that an increasing number of Florida county courts are now using GlobalSign's digital signature solutions for legally binding, self-validating and tamper-proof certified copies of Court documents. This includes Holmes, Okaloosa, Jackson, Broward, Putnam, St. Lucie, Indian River, Osceola and Union counties. In one county alone, nearly 150 certified documents are being purchased each day. The documents are available for ordering online and is available for anyone with a valid credit card at ClerkECertify.com.
With ClerkECertify, users can order and immediately receive certified copies of final judgments, land records, court records and other public documents through a secure web portal. In addition, government agencies, public institutions, banks and other entities can easily authenticate the documents' digital signature and security to confirm that the documents have not been altered. This capability enables local governments to serve an increasingly digital society and tackle document fraud – a longstanding problem in Florida. According to an October 2018 Wallet Hub report, Florida is ranked second on the list of U.S. states most vulnerable to identity fraud and theft, which can be the result of official document tampering. The solution is already receiving numerous customer accolades.
"With electronic certified documents, local governments are taking steps to serve a digital society and tackle document fraud while increasing efficiency," said The Honorable Brenda D. Forman, Clerk of the Courts, Broward County.
"In today's world of digital documents, with increasing need for verifiable and tamper-proof certified documents, the Putnam County Clerk of Courts has partnered with Triedata Inc, and GlobalSign to offer electronically certified documents," said the Honorable Tim Smith, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Putnam County Florida. "Preventing fraud in Court documents is one of my highest priorities."
"We are excited to announce that we have added ClerkE-Certify from Triedata as an efficiency upgrade," said Jeffrey R. Smith, Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller, Indian River County. "ClerkE-Certify protects citizens and businesses from fraudulent activity and allows our staff to ensure a safe release of official records and certify their authenticity is a secure format."
Operated by GlobalSign partner Triedata Inc., ClerkE-Certify also dramatically increases efficiency at the participating county clerk's offices. By moving from traditional 'wet signatures' to digitally signed documents, the counties are benefitting in other ways, from reduced cost savings and decreased environmental impact due to the reduction in paper usage, to a decrease in foot traffic at the clerks' offices.
"We are extremely pleased to be working with Triedata and to enable county clerks to secure critical public documents, as well as help make them more readily available to residents there," said Lila Kee, General Manager, Americas, GlobalSign. "ClerkECertify is a fantastic solution that we hope to offer to other municipalities in the U.S. in 2019."
About GlobalSign's Digital Signature Solutions
GlobalSign's digital signatures help organizations meet the requirements of many national and industry-specific regulations regarding the legal acceptance of electronic signatures in place of wet ink signatures. As a member of Adobe's Approved Trust List (AATL) and Microsoft Root Trust List, GlobalSign's document signing certificates are compatible with the leading programs and are an easy to use, cost-effective way to add digital signatures to documents. GlobalSign document signing certificates and services scale to accommodate businesses of all sizes, from small and medium businesses to large enterprises.
In addition to GlobalSign's traditional digital signing solutions – via tokens or an on-premise hardware security module – the company's Digital Signing Service (DSS) eliminates implementation barriers and lowers the cost of adding trusted digital signatures to any document workflow solution. Unveiled in 2017, DSS is cloud-based, highly scalable and API-driven to seamlessly integrate with commercial and custom document workflow solutions – eliminating the need for additional security hardware and providing publicly trusted and compliant digital signatures.
To learn more about GlobalSign's entire suite of digital signature solutions, visit https://www.globalsign.com/en/digital-signatures/#signing-service
TRIEDATA Inc. offers solutions for preventing fraud in Government documents and data. Our technology enables local Government institutions to offer cryptographically protected documents to prevent forgery and tampering of Court records. To learn more visit https://www.triedata.com/.
About GMO GlobalSign
GlobalSign is the leading provider of trusted identity and security solutions enabling businesses, large enterprises, cloud-based service providers and IoT innovators around the world to conduct secure online communications, manage millions of verified digital identities and automate authentication and encryption. Its high-scale PKI and identity solutions support the billions of services, devices, people and things comprising the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit https://www.globalsign.com
About GMO Cloud KK
GMO Cloud K.K. (TSE: 3788) is a full-service IT infrastructure provider focused on cloud solutions. Established as a hosting company in 1996, the company has managed servers for more than 130,000 businesses and now has 6,500 sales partners throughout Japan. In February of 2011, the company launched GMO Cloud to enhance its focus on cloud-based solutions. Since 2007, the company has also grown its GlobalSign SSL security brand through offices in Belgium, U.K., U.S., China and Singapore. For more information, visit http://ir.gmocloud.com/english/.
About GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is an Internet services industry leader, developing and operating Japan's most widely used domain, hosting & cloud, ecommerce, security, and payment solutions. The Group also includes the world's largest online FX trading platform, as well as online advertising, Internet media, and cryptocurrency related services. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please visit https://www.gmo.jp/en/.
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