HERNDON, VA – March 7, 2007
Surety, LLC, the leading provider of data integrity solutions, today announced a partnership with reDesignLive, a provider of comprehensive business information solutions to professionals, to deliver Surety's flagship product AbsoluteProof ® to reDesignLive's small and medium business (SMB) customers. The partnership will help small and medium businesses (SMBs) ensure electronic data integrity for their paperless solutions in a cost-effective manner.
The combined offering will give SMBs using Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) devices or electronic financial records a competitive advantage by protecting the Intellectual Property (IP) assets contained in these documents and supporting compliance efforts by ensuring that financial records have not been tampered or inadvertently altered. AbsoluteProof provides a security procedure that objectively demonstrates the time of creation and content integrity of electronic records, placing client organizations in the strongest possible position if and when the authenticity of that data is challenged by an opposing party. The integration of Surety’s AbsoluteProof digital timestamp solution into reDesignLive’s offerings brings the same assurance and protection solutions implemented by large organizations to SMBs in an economical package, delivered via a hosted ASP model.
“SMBs have the same legal and compliance challenges as large enterprise organizations and proving the authenticity of electronic data in lab notebooks and financial records is a major component of these burdens,” said Tom Klaff, CEO, Surety, LLC. “Electronic records can be used against SMBs in the course of litigation, financial audits and regulatory investigations. It is crucial that SMB owners have the ability to prove that their electronic records are trustworthy and have not been tampered.”
For independent scientists, inventors, engineers and other SMBs needing to protect IP assets and mitigate risks associated with patent or trademark interference claims, the secure time-stamping functionality this partnership brings to reDesignLive’s ELN solutions is essential. Further, given increasing pressure to ensure electronic records are managed in a compliant manner, SMBs must be able to prove that they are ethical stewards of financial information by preserving the evidentiary strength and integrity of electronic financial records. With AbsoluteProof integrated into reDesignLive’s paperless solutions, SMBs can focus on the innovation that will keep them competitive and successful instead of worrying about litigation and compliance readiness of their data.
“We provide flexible, secure, simple paperless solutions for small businesses that might otherwise not have access to these tools due to limited resources,” said Rick Parsons, president, reDesignLive. “Due to the lack of IT infrastructure within the SMB market, there has been an increased demand for electronic notebooks in a hosted, affordable, easy-to-use solution, making these Web-native solutions perfect for SMBs who want to concentrate on growing their businesses and not IT infrastructure burdens. We’re joining forces with Surety to bring critical third-party validation to our solutions, giving small businesses a solution to remain competitive in the market and protect their assets.”
A subscription for the joint solution is available to single users for $39.00 per month. Corporate packs, which are available for up to ten users, are available for $3500.00 per year.
For more information on Surety's AbsoluteProof solutions, visit http://www.surety.com . Additional information on reDesignLive’s paperless solutions is available at http://www.redesignlive.com
About Surety, LLC
Founded in 1994, by two prominent Bellcore Scientists, Surety is recognized as a premiere trusted third-party timestamp authority. The Company’s flagship product AbsoluteProof® enables organizations to meet the legal, fiduciary and regulatory responsibilities associated with creating, managing and archiving electronic data by providing verifiable evidence of data authenticity. Their client base is made up of legal and financial services firms, research and development laboratories and copyright protection agencies that are ensuring record integrity with AbsoluteProof. For more information, visit http://www.surety.com.
reDesignLive is a leading provider of comprehensive information and business solutions to professionals in a variety of areas— legal, corporate, accounting and academic, reDesignLive helps customers achieve their goals in over 100 countries by providing access to goods and services permitting its customers to manage, organize and integrate their work processes using our unique set of solutions. reDesignLive combines advanced technology, global and local sources and convenient services to uniquely address specific customer needs, improve productivity and profitability. reDesignLive offers product and service combinations that address specific customer needs and fit into their existing workflow. For more information, visit http://www.redesignlive.com .