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Digital Signature at Germany's CeBIT 99

German software house FAKTUM will be demonstrating digital signature applications at the CeBIT 99 tradeshow March 18- 24.

In addition to the "HBCI (Homebanking Computer Interface) Internet Banking Solution," attention will focus on the new "CryptoSeal" software, which allows encryption and a particular signature for any type of data, pursuant to the provisions of the Signature Law.

FAKTUM has added decisive components to its solutions for HBCI, which is a binding standard used in German Banking. HBCI has been used by FAKTUM successfully since 1997, and it also offers a range of other HBCI products in addition to those existing for online and offline use.

This year, products are offered to HBCI clients on the basis of Windows CE. The server page will be extended to include easy administration modules to be integrated into the RSA smart card solution, being produced by FAKTUM within HBCI's prescribed digital signature framework. The software house also has a solution for securities transactions and an easy-to-use, competitively priced shopping mall.

The demand for confidential and error-free identification of a communication partner is not restricted to the financial services sector. For that reason, FAKTUM issues universal product applications in "CryptoSeal" software, which accords with the provisions of the Signature Law.

Any type of document can be transferred to an immutable format and signed digitally. This meets the what-you-see-is- what-you-sign requirement of the Digital Signature Law. Documents can be encrypted using the various cryptographic methods on offer.

"CryptoSeal" also supports multiple signatures in the financial services sector and internal company communications. The product is particularly appropriate for communal administration.