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ABOUT ASCERTIA

Ascertia’s products streamline business processes, digitise traditional interactions and deliver high assurance, trusted digital identities, enabling customers to protect digital information exchanged between people, devices and things

About Us

Since 2001, Ascertia has been a global leader in delivering high-trust e-security products focusing on Digital Signatures, Timestamps, Evidence Archiving and OCSP Validation. Our heritage in PKI and e-trust services ensures we are the only company globally with an integrated solution for all PKI and digital signature requirements.
Demand for our digital signature solutions continues to grow annually and is mirrored by our expertise in OCSP (Online Certificate Status Protocol), our advanced PKI framework (ADSS Server) and other interoperable trust service components.

OUR TECHNOLOGY

Ascertia is a global leader in high-trust e-security products for digital signature creation, verification, timestamping and secure archiving as well as full PKI solutions to support Qualified Remote Signing, CSC, eID, ePassport and IoT use cases.

We focus on two strategic products – SigningHub and ADSS Server. Ascertia’s products are easy to integrate, configure and use across a wide range of business scenarios. Public and Private sector organisations use Ascertia technology to deliver the essential trust services that keep citizens secure and business flowing.

World-class, globally trusted solution for signing & verification
ADSS Server is the cryptographic engine powering SigningHub. Easy to deploy and offering a full range of PKI services, ADSS Server offers modules for advanced or qualified digital signature creation and verification, together with options for TSA, OCSP, SCVP, XKMS, LTANS as well as CA and RA services.

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For preparing, sending, reviewing, signing and tracking documents
SigningHub delivers a complete signing solution enabling organisations to create seamless workflows for digital signature approval. When integrated into core business applications or used as a standalone solution, SigningHub optimises how people review, approve and electronically sign documents on any device.

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OUR KEY DIFFERENTIATORS

Ultimate choice of deployment options

Everything we offer can be deployed fully on-premise in a completely customer-controlled environment, but also as a cloud service or private managed service. It’s the same technology and functionality whatever the model.

Unparalleled Flexibility

For our services managed by partners, we provide the flexibility to customise and white label these services. So, even though you may not know of SigningHub, it is actually used all around the world.

Global Interoperability

At our core, we are a product company with a focus on product development. We offer services through our extensive 100+ strong partner network spanning the globe. These experts support local needs, local languages and other complementing solutions.

Standards adherence

We meet all global standards, which is crucial for global interoperability focusing on ETSY, SEN standards, NIST and EiDAS, NisT, and Adobe CSC (Cloud Signature Consortium).

KEY CLIENTS AND PARTNERS

More than 100 trusted partners underpin our success.

Our partners include a significant number of Trust Service Providers (TSPs) and our collaborative approach empowers their use of Ascertia technology and services within their worldwide customer base. As a result, Ascertia’s products and solutions are used extensively by governments, leading financial institutions, global telcos and thousands of major corporations and SMEs around the world.

KEY CLIENTS AND PARTNERS

More than 100 trusted partners underpin our success.

Our partners include a significant number of Trust Service Providers (TSPs) and our collaborative approach empowers their use of Ascertia technology and services within their worldwide customer base. As a result, Ascertia’s products and solutions are used extensively by governments, leading financial institutions, global telcos and thousands of major corporations and SMEs around the world.

The Ascertia Team

Liaquat Khan

Co-Founder & Executive Director
Liaquat Khan is co-Founder and Technical Director of Ascertia. Liaquat has over 20 years of experience in cryptography, digital signatures and IT security. He previously held senior technical positions within banks and global consulting firms advising clients in financial, government and telco sectors. Liaquat holds an MSc (distinction) in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Rod Crook

Co-Founder & Executive Director
Rod Crook is co-Founder and Executive Director of Ascertia, an ISO 9001:2015 certified software developer of digital signature, PKI certification, validation and timestamping products. Rod has more than 25 years of experience in providing high-trust digital signature and PKI solutions within government, finance, telco and other industries. Rod holds a BSc (Honours) and is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered IT Professional.

Sam Crook

Sales & Marketing Director
Sam Crook is Sales & Marketing Director at Ascertia. Sam joined Ascertia in 2014 and brings over 14 years of experience in sales and business development. He previously held senior sales roles in Salesforce.com and LexisNexis UK, having learned his trade at ACL Europe Ltd. Under Sam’s guidance Ascertia’s business has expanded significantly, growing the company’s global partner and customer base, and introducing key innovations in the way we do business and support our staff, customers and partners.

Mike Hathaway

Chief Technology Officer
Mike Hathaway is a seasoned PKI specialist with over 20 years’ experience. Mike spent more than a decade at Entrust and has held positions at EDS working as part of the Atlas consortium and at PriceWaterHouseCoopers beTRUSTed. He brings his extensive expertise and knowledge to the Ascertia team and applies his experience to drive further PKI innovation.

Chris Piercey

Senior Sales Manager
Chris Piercey joined Ascertia in 2014 and now leads the sales team. Chris began his career in telemarketing and telesales, providing a strong foundation and understanding of the sales process. For the past 11 years he has been engaged in complex enterprise sales and has a wealth of experience selling internationally into governments, large enterprises and smaller niche technology clients.

Victoria Allen

Senior Marketing Manager
Victoria Allen joined Ascertia in March 2019 as Senior Marketing Manager. She graduated from St Andrews in 2003 and proceeded to achieved her GDL & LPC at Chester College of Law in 2005 before starting her career in marketing. Victoria is an experienced marketeer and has previously worked for BDO LLP and LexisNexis UK in their tax marketing functions.

Pieter Rensburg

Head of Customer Success
Pieter Rensburg is the Head of Customer Success at Ascertia. Pieter joined in 2018 and has over 14 years’ experience in PKI, product quality and customer services. He previously held a security engineer position at one of Ascertia’s key partners and has 7 years’ experience working with Ascertia products. With Pieter joining the team there has been a significant increased focus on quality, collaboration and processes. He has also had a significant impact on the customer success team leading to partner growth, increased revenue and overall partner/customer satisfaction.

Ashley Morris

Head of Support Services
Ashley Morris joined Ascertia as a Customer Success Manager in July 2019, before taking on the role of Head of Support Services at the beginning of 2020. He previously worked for RSA Security for 13 years and held support roles from 1st line technical support through to 2nd, then 3rd line and API Support working on RSA cryptographic libraries (BSAFE), culminating with 4 years in a senior management role in charge of multiple teams across various RSA product lines. More recently he spent 4 years each at Exony in Newbury and Computer Data Source in Basingstoke as a Support Director.

Azmat Khan

Service Head
Azmat Khan is the product owner for SigningHub and ADSS WebRA. He joined Ascertia in 2010 and has 12 years’ experience in creating enterprise applications focusing on user experience and the PKI technology. He previously held the position of Solution Architect at Ascertia where he focused on improving the technical features, performance and security of the product. Under Azmat’s guidance the team have grown technically, development processes have improved and the time taken to release a product has been reduced.

Israr Ahmed

Service Head
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Yasir Khan

Service Head
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Malek Bechlaghem

Chief Solutions Officer, UAE
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WHY INVEST IN ASCERTIA

We are ‘Recognized by Gartner’ as a high-trust solution provider focused on eIDAS compliance and its analysts recognise our partners’ global deployments. We invest heavily in product development, with 80% of our team dedicated to product development and support.
Our company structure means we operate quickly and efficiently. We are an agile privately-owned company that listens to the needs of our customers, their local requirements and respond rapidly.
We are growing 50% year on year and strongly believe that investing in our own products is what drives our success across the PKI and electronic signatures markets.

WHY INVEST IN ASCERTIA

We are ‘Recognized by Gartner’ as a high-trust solution provider focused on eIDAS compliance and its analysts recognise our partners’ global deployments. We invest heavily in product development, with 80% of our team dedicated to product development and support.
Our company structure means we operate quickly and efficiently. We are an agile privately-owned company that listens to the needs of our customers, their local requirements and respond rapidly.
We are growing 50% year on year and strongly believe that investing in our own products is what drives our success across the PKI and electronic signatures markets.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US

“SigningHub has provided us with a platform that allows us to provide a high value, but easy to use, business solution, ensuring LAWtrust wins more business and maintains a distinct competitive advantage in a period of rapid change. Ascertia’s continued R&D and a passion for secure digital signatures has ensured that we have seen growth in the key government and banking sectors that we focus on. I can highly recommend both Ascertia and SigningHub.”

Maeson Maherry | Solutions Director

“Verisec is building its next generation eID service for the Nordic market on Ascertia’s PKI technology. We have also integrated our Freja platform with Ascertia’s SigningHub solution to create a complete authentication and document signing application for our enterprise customers. The Ascertia team are real professionals and experts in their field – they have proven to be flexible and solutions oriented with a strong entrepreneurial corporate culture and an eye for detail that ensures the quality of the products and solutions they deliver.”

Anders Henrikson

“Great product that completes Worry-Free Signing processes. SigningHub makes signing a breeze, the ability to automatically create a signing process to route signature to the correct user without intervention enables the user to quickly and easily get documents signed.”

Eugene Lam | Business Development Manager

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US

“SigningHub has provided us with a platform that allows us to provide a high value, but easy to use, business solution, ensuring LAWtrust wins more business and maintains a distinct competitive advantage in a period of rapid change. Ascertia’s continued R&D and a passion for secure digital signatures has ensured that we have seen growth in the key government and banking sectors that we focus on. I can highly recommend both Ascertia and SigningHub.”

Maeson Maherry | Solutions Director

“Verisec is building its next generation eID service for the Nordic market on Ascertia’s PKI technology. We have also integrated our Freja platform with Ascertia’s SigningHub solution to create a complete authentication and document signing application for our enterprise customers. The Ascertia team are real professionals and experts in their field – they have proven to be flexible and solutions oriented with a strong entrepreneurial corporate culture and an eye for detail that ensures the quality of the products and solutions they deliver.”

Anders Henrikson

“Great product that completes Worry-Free Signing processes. SigningHub makes signing a breeze, the ability to automatically create a signing process to route signature to the correct user without intervention enables the user to quickly and easily get documents signed.”

Eugene Lam | Business Development Manager

Ascertia is a global leader in delivering functionally rich, easy to deploy e-security solutions. We pride ourselves in being easy and efficient to deal with.
Ascertia is a global leader in delivering functionally rich, easy to deploy e-security solutions. We pride ourselves in being easy and efficient to deal with.

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