Tieto launches new signing service with Freja eID

Press release

IT security company Verisec today announces that Tieto has launched Tieto Public Document Signing, an independent signature service integrated with Freja eID. The solution enables companies, authorities and organizations to make legally binding digital signatures and thereby make major efficiency improvements.

Tieto and Verisec have a close cooperation regarding Freja eID. Now Tieto launches a service for signing documents that support Tieto’s customers in their digitalization projects.

Ulrika Giers, Head of Business Development Public sector Tieto, comments:
“Signatures are often one of the main obstacles in terms of digitization of our customers’ business processes. Paper handling and manual processes are still the norm for signatures. Electronic signatures have been around for a long time, but for several reasons the use of them is not yet widespread. An e-ID is an important element in this context, as it guarantees and vouches that it is the right citizen or employee who makes the signature” says Ulrika Giers, Tieto.

Freja eID+ is an electronic identity for private and public sector operations, and is the first Swedish mobile e-ID that has been approved by the governmental Swedish E-identification Board for the quality mark Svensk e-legitimation (Swedish Electronic Identity). Freja eID can be used to identify citizens, which enables signing of documents in accordance with the EU’s new directive (eIDAS). In addition to this, it makes it possible for user groups that today are outside of existing electronic identity schemes, to get Freja eID at the basic level. This leads to increased digitalization for groups that can only be handled with paper-based processes today.

Johan Henrikson, CEO Verisec, comments:
“With Tieto’s strong position as a system integrator, not least in the public sector, we are of course very pleased to be able to offer our customers their signature service. There is a large demand for enabling digital signatures, and fits well with the Freja eID platform.”

For more information, please contact:
Ulrika Giers, Head of Business Development Public sector Tieto
Mobile: +46 703 01 83 11
E-mail: ulrika.giers@tieto.com 

For more information, please contact:
Johan Henrikson, CEO Verisec
Mobile: +46 733 45 89 02
E-mail: johan.henrikson@verisec.com

*This is a translation of the quote made by Verisec, for the original quote please see the Swedish press release here. 

About Tieto
Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be our customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems.

Building on a strong Nordic heritage, Tieto combines global capabilities with local presence. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Tieto has over 13 500 experts in more than 20 countries. Turnover is approximately €1.5 billion. Tieto’s shares are listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm. www.tieto.com

About Verisec
Verisec AB (publ) is a company on the cutting edge of digital security, creating solutions that make systems secure and easily accessible. The company provides a wide range of products and services within its two areas of business: Digital Identity and Information Security. Verisec has global distribution and operations in Stockholm, London, Belgrade, Madrid, Mexico City, Dubai and Frankfurt. Verisec is listed on Nasdaq First North Premier in Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.verisec.com and www.frejaeid.com

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