IXTENT provides archiving including time stamps

Prague 16.2.2006 – the company IXTENT, ECM (Enterprise Content Management) solutions specialist in Central and Eastern Europe, provides data archiving including time stamps.

Due to the amount of interest from clients, IXTENT s.r.o. has incorporated a  new module into its archiving server as one of the solutions provided, which supports the archiving function and the follow-up management of documents (scanned and electronic), with a time stamp or electronic signature.

IXTENT is prepared to implement the archiving service with an electronic signature or time stamp for all potential customers in the Czech Republic and the rest of Europe, including integration into the current IT infrastructure.

While an electronic signature is in principal bound to one specific individual/authority and serves as a replacement for a hand written signature, the time stamp validates the content (authenticity) of the document as well for the given moment. From the legislative point of view, when a standard paper document is replaced by an electronic document, the support of a time stamp is absolutely vital.

The principal of a time stamp is based on a digital signature, guaranteed time source, and the hash function. The first step for the stamping process is generating (hash function) a unique print (in the form of an n-bit string) in a  relationship with the content of the relevant document.

This n-bit hash string is sent to the time stamping authority (TSA). The TSA completes the hash string with the time data and other identifiers. From this connection, a ‘time’ hash is generated, which the TSA digitally signs with the private key as the time authority. This signed set of information is sent back by the TSA as a time stamp.

Since the hash function is unidirectional, the TSA is not able to reverse construct the content of the document based on the resulting string. Thus the safety of the document content is retained.

For more information please contact:

PRAM Consulting s.r.o.
Karel Kapinus
+420 603 200 944
karel.kapinus@pram.cz

IXTENT s.r.o.

IXTENT represents Enterprise Content Management technology in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Romania, and is one of the biggest suppliers of archiving systems, DMS and WCM technology on the markets in Central and Eastern Europe. It offers services for administration of electronic and ‘paper’ documents, their content (Document Management System – DMS, Content Management System – CMS, Business Process Management – BPM, Web Content Management – WCM, Email Management, etc.), technology for intelligent optical text recognition from paper copies and their digitalisation (OCR/ICR), archiving of data and documents via the internet and business information systems, consultation services connected with the introduction of these systems, and implementation of complex solution provisions.