eSignLive ApproveIt Desktop is DoD PKI Compliant

January 30, 2002

E-signature software receives perfect score in JITC interoperability testing

Montreal, January 31, 2002 - Silanis Technology's electronic signature and approval management software, ApproveIt® Desktop 5 with DoD PKI Support (v 5.22), scored 100 per cent on each of the 310 Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Interoperability compliance tests performed by the US Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) from November 14 - 27, 2001. With its zero failure rate, ApproveIt Desktop is fully compliant with the interoperability requirements of the DoD PKI.

"JITC testing ensures that the products deployed at the agency-level are able to leverage the DoD's PKI initiative," explains R. Michael Green, Director of the Defense Department's Public-Key Infrastructure Program Management Office. "By fielding PKI-enabled applications that streamline approvals and respect the DoD's digital signature policy, Army personnel will benefit from simplified, yet secure electronic processes."

The JITC tests certify that ApproveIt Desktop meets a number of criteria, such as the ability to:

  • Accept digital certificates from the DoD PKI;
  • Import DoD PKI keys and certificates;
  • Verify the status of the certificate maintained on DoD databases, including certificate path building and processing as well as CRL (Certificate Revocation List) checking;
  • Communicate with databases using the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

"As government agencies race to meet the fast-approaching General Paper Elimination Act deadline, they can adopt Silanis' application-level e-signing solution with confidence, knowing that the software is compatible with the DoD PKI," said Silanis President Tommy Petrogiannis.

Silanis Products

ApproveIt® Desktop, ApproveIt® CAD Desktop, ApproveIt® Collaboration Server and ApproveIt® ePersona Server make up Silanis' suite of electronic signature solutions. Now in its fifth generation of development, ApproveIt Desktop empowers people to be more efficient and productive by fully automating government processes and reducing paper-related delays and costs. Exceptionally easy to use, Silanis software leverages existing IT investments while scaling to meet future needs. As the companion server to ApproveIt Desktop software, ApproveIt Collaboration Server enables agencies to securely extend legally enforceable electronic signing capabilities to trusted business partners, and to take part in G2C e-signing transactions. Also a companion product, ApproveIt ePersona Server securely automates deployment and control of electronic signature files.

About Silanis

Founded in 1992, Silanis Technology Inc. has ten years experience in developing and deploying electronic signature and approval management software to over 900 organizations in the US government, financial, and manufacturing industries. The company has acquired a deep understanding of approval processes, and has become a veritable expert in process automation. A privately held company, Silanis is backed by New York's Lehman Brothers Venture Capital in addition to leading Canadian capital investors. (

ApproveIt is a trademark of Silanis Technology, Inc. Other names and brands mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

For additional information:

Mary-Ellen Power
Silanis Technology
(514) 337-5255 ext. 1117
e-mail: [email protected]