IBM Cloud allows Silanis to offer business clients an instance of e-SignLive e-signatures in Canada, providing organizations with the same compliance, security and data hosting standards previously available only through on-premise hosting.
Toronto, ON (Nov. 6, 2014) – Silanis Technology has announced that it has deployed its leading e-signature solution e-SignLive™ on the IBM Cloud, enabling the Canada-based electronic signature provider to give its clients in highly-regulated industries in-country access to data from IBM’s cloud data center in Toronto.
The Silanis e-signature service now allows Canadian businesses, particularly those in highly-regulated industries – including financial services, government, real estate, insurance, healthcare and pharmaceutical – to sign and store documents securely in Canada. Concerns over data sovereignty have traditionally acted as barriers to cloud adoption, which has negatively impacted the ability for cloud organizations to close business faster.
Silanis real estate partner and electronic document management solution provider, Faltour, will take advantage of e-SignLive’s new Canadian-based instance. “Now that we are able to offer real estate agents and their clients exclusive access to a Canadian data centre, the demand for in-country data residency will finally be met,” said Jean-Sebastien Dufault, CEO at Faltour. “Having this transactional data stored on Canadian soil eliminates any potential future requirement for consent to the storage of client data out of country, reassuring Canadian real estate associations.”
Silanis is the only e-signature provider that has completed the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 attestation, a certification that focuses on security of the system and ensures controls are in place over a period of time. SOC 2 outweighs other security reporting measures including SSAE 16/SOC 1 and ISO 27001 in that it is the only certification that reports on the technology and operational controls that are relevant to the security of a system or service. Achieving this level of security provides e-SignLive users with the assurance that stringent controls are always in place.
“In businesses where e-signatures matter we are seeing rapid adoption worldwide, so it only makes sense for Silanis to offer in-country data residency everywhere we do business to better service our growing markets,” said Silanis Technology CEO and co-founder Tommy Petrogiannis. “Complementing our existing deployments in the U.S. and in the U.K., we are proud to add Canada to the list to address the needs of businesses in regulated industries. Additional geographically distributed data centers will be coming online in 2015.”
According to research and the E-Signature Dashboard report from the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO), Silanis is the only leading e-signature provider to offer data hosting in both Canada and the U.S., a bonus for companies that do business on both sides of the border.
About This Partnership
Silanis has partnered with IBM SoftLayer to host its e-SignLive SaaS solution in a dedicated SoftLayer data center in Canada. Operating a global cloud infrastructure platform, the SoftLayer solution eliminates a key barrier for many organizations who want to access cloud-based e-signature services in Canada. The SoftLayer infrastructure is designed and managed according to the highest standards for security and data protection, including SOC 2, Safe Harbor, HIPAA compliance, PCI compliance and more.
Our technology partnership with IBM SoftLayer enables us to address in-country data residency for our Canadian customers in regulated industries such as banking, insurance, government and healthcare. Contact us to learn how your organization can access the Canadian-hosted instance of e-SignLive.
About Silanis Technology
Businesses of all sizes choose Silanis Technology when electronic signatures matter. With more than 600 million documents processed every year, e-SignLive™ is the most widely used e-signature solution around the world. Thousands of organizations, big and small, including the leading banks, insurers, credit providers, pharmaceutical and government agencies trust e-SignLive as their platform to make business digital. On premise or in the cloud, e-SignLive delivers the best customer experience while improving legal and regulatory compliance. Visit www.silanis.com for more information.