The e-signature specialist ZealiD is turning to DigiPlex for its infrastructural needs. To that end, DigiPlex will be helping to store the company’s digital identity certificates as it looks to scale its services in Europe.
DigiPlex is a data storage company that runs several facilities in the Nordic region. ZealiD selected DigiPlex as its co-location partner based on the results of a Tuvit audit that attested to the company’s strong physical security practices. DigiPlex facilities are monitored 24/7 by venue staff and a CCTV system, while access is controlled with multi-factor biometric authentication.
In that regard, DigiPlex’s data centers are safe enough to support Europe’s eIDAS standard, as well as the ETSI standard that prohibits the storage of data in the cloud. ZealiD’s electronic signatures can be used to sign a range of official documents (including court documents), and for proof of identity with a financial institution or when registering to vote. The company’s mobile app is currently available in 26 countries (with support for 21 languages), while its signatures are accepted by public authorities throughout the European Union.
“Security is of paramount importance to all of our customers ranging from hyperscale cloud service providers to innovative, fast-moving entrepreneurs like ZealiD,” said DigiPlex CCO Fredrik Jansson.
“As a hyper-growth company in the digital identity market, it was imperative that we found a partner which could not only support our ambitious plans, but could match our commitment to security,” added ZealiD Founder and CEO Philip Hallenborg. “With DigiPlex we are assured of the physical security protecting our servers and have a clear path to expand as our business grows.”
IDnow is a member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) task force working to develop Europe’s e-signature guidelines. The standard also bars the use of universal default passwords, making it a key point of focus for the IoT Security Foundation and the FIDO Alliance as they work together to get rid of passwords.