HERNDON, VA – January 17, 2007
Surety, LLC, the leading provider of data integrity solutions, today announced the availability of AbsoluteProofâ 6.0, a new standards-compliant version of its flagship trusted timestamp service. Surety’s AbsoluteProof 6.0 is the only available time-stamping method that offers long-lasting protection, provides objective proof of record integrity independent of a company’s people, processes and systems, and is compliant with domestic and international standards.
More than 93 percent of all business records are electronic today. As a result, it is now imperative that businesses have a secure, standardized methodology in place that can establish when digital data were created, transmitted, received, modified or stored, and that it hasn’t been altered since. Verifiable evidence of data authenticity from creation to permanent preservation helps mitigate the risks related to the legal defensibility of electronic data.
AbsoluteProof 6.0 was developed in response to customer and market demands in both the U.S. and internationally. AbsoluteProof 6.0 provides all the capabilities of Surety’s current service, but also adds support for a parallel service that conforms to the ISO/IEC 18014-3 and the American National Standard X9.95-2005 standards. The ANSI X9.95 timestamp standard is supported by a large number of leading financial services, technology and government organizations, including the American Bankers Association, American Express, Capital One, Citigroup, Hewlett Packard, J.P. Morgan Chase, Wachovia Bank, and Xerox.
The new standards-based version of AbsoluteProof 6.0 enables interoperability between vendors, allowing wider integration of time-stamping capabilities into vendor products, portability of timestamps between vendor products, greater flexibility in choosing vendor products, and the increased confidence that comes from using a widely-reviewed and standardized method. AbsoluteProof 6.0 ideal for customers who demand standards-based solutions, in government, financial services and other regulated markets.
“Digital records are an essential and an unavoidable element of the business landscape. As a result, organizations are turning to technology to make records litigation-ready for their entire lifespan,” said Tom Klaff, CEO of Surety, LLC. “AbsoluteProof 6.0 is a perfect fit for organizations in regulated markets that require reliable and independent proof of the authenticity of their electronic records.”
Absolute Proof’s hash-and-link technology is different than other third-party digital timestamp services. Unlike timestamp services based on public key cryptography, AbsoluteProof’s hash-and-link technology provides long-lasting proof of integrity that is not subject to forgery or compromise. The end result is safer and more compelling proof of data integrity for businesses.
AbsoluteProof 6.0 also includes support for advanced timestamp renewal and timestamp extension features. Timestamp renewal allows existing timestamps to be refreshed as secure hashing technology advances. Without renewal, integrity protection would be lost when the underlying hash algorithms become weak. Timestamp extension enables the production of timestamps that can be verified independently of any third party, including Surety. These exciting new capabilities combine to provide integrity protection that matches the life of business records, guaranteeing future verifiability and compelling evidence of document integrity that will stand up under the most intense legal scrutiny.
Additional information on AbsoluteProof 6.0 is available online at http://www.surety.com.