GlobalSign Develops Free PDF Signing Tool

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – GlobalSign (, the global Digital Certificate security specialist, has today announced the availability of a free PDF Signing Tool which will allow digital certificate users to test the functionality of using digital signature technology to secure PDF documents. The tool was developed to provide organizations and individuals the ability to experience the benefits of adding digital signatures to PDF documents, with little to no upfront investment.

GlobalSign has seen an increasing number of organizations large and small alike, move from traditional paper based document workflows to more secure and cost efficient electronic ones. Utilizing digital signatures (a type of electronic signature that uses a digital certificate to bind the signature to a verifiable identity) within electronic workflows delivers commercial organizations, individuals, educational institutions, and governments the following benefits:

    Increased security, demonstrating authenticity and integrity of documents
    Easy, fast and streamlined processes
    Broader customers and partner reach
    Reduced reliance on paper for a greener office environment
    Compliance with regulatory guidelines including CFR 21 Part 11, Florida Digital Signature, and SOX

In addition, Federal Acts including Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) and Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN), provide legal frameworks for electronic signatures providing organizations further incentives to replace traditional wet-ink signatures with electronic signatures.

“We are pleased to announce the availability of a free PDF Signing tool now accessible to the public to allow those wishing to explore digital signature technology in more detail to do so,” said Lila Kee, Vice President of Product Marketing, GlobalSign. “GlobalSign’s PDF Signing tool provides an easy method of demonstrating to users how adding digital signatures to electronic documents such as PDF files can contribute to safer electronic commerce.”

GlobalSign’s free PDF Signing Tool is a simple web-based wizard tool that simply requires the user to have an Internet Explorer browser, a digital certificate, and a PDF document. Anyone with a valid digital certificate can use the tool to easily apply digital signatures to PDF documents. Individuals or organizations who wish explore digital signature technology, but who do not currently own a digital certificate can download a free trial certificate from GlobalSign at

The free PDF Signing Tool is now available at