User Authentication for Web-Based E-Signature Transactions: eSignLive Hosts a Live Webcast Featuring Independent Research Firm

March 19, 2009

Strategies and Best Practices for Financial Institutions

  Montreal , QC, March 20 2009 - Silanis Technology, the leader in electronic signatures, announced today that it will host a free, live webcast featuring a guest speaker from Forrester Research to review strategies and best practices for authenticating users in web-based, e-signature transactions. A panel of experts will outline the options for identifying unknown users online, share the pros and cons of each approach and provide guidance to help you choose the one that best meets your needs. The 60-minute webcast will take place on Wednesday, March 25 at 1:00 pm (EST). User authentication or identity verification is an important part of a secure, reliable electronic signature. When financial services transactions occur online, identifying unknown users with an acceptable level of assurance can be challenging. Concerns about fraud can lead some organizations to implement overly cumbersome authentication procedures or to stick with pen and paper because of a perceived increased risk associated with e-transactions. Equally important is an e-signature solution’s ability to support a variety of user authentication methods to enable financial institutions to leverage their existing investments in username and passwords, smart cards, biometrics, PKI / digital signatures. This enables channel managers to select the most appropriate method based on the level of risk presented by the transaction, while balancing security and usability. This 60-minute Webcast will address the most common questions related to user authentication for e-signatures, including:
  • Compliance: What FFIEC requirements must be met when authenticating users for e-signature transactions?
  • Integration:  How do e-signature solutions integrate with authentication/identity systems and services?
  • Adoption Trends: How have other financial services organizations addressed this requirement?
  • Lessons Learned: What best practices have been learned from others?
  • Scalability: How can we adopt a method of user authentication suitable for our e-signing needs across all channels, products and processes?
To register for the webcast, visit Silanis’ website at:

About Silanis Silanis Technology is the leading provider of e-signature process management solutions. The world’s leading insurance and financial services companies, major government agencies, integrators and service providers depend on Silanis to accelerate business transactions and reduce costs while improving compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. The company’s electronic signature platform, ApproveIt®, is an enterprise-class e-signature process management solution that transforms paper-based business transactions to all-electronic, web-based processes for e-commerce and e-government.