Entrust Signature Activation Module (SAM)

Entrust Signature Activation Module (SAM)

Security at the heart of your digital signing services

Future-proof your eIDAS-compliant digital signing services

The Entrust Signature Activation Module (SAM) is a security element that can be implemented into signing services that follow the remote signing standards defined by CEN and ETSI as part of the eIDAS regulation.

The Entrust SAM was built for compliance with the CEN EN 419 241-2 standard, and is currently going through the associated Common Criteria certification process (planned completion: end of 2021).

The Entrust SAM verifies the origin and authenticity of signature requests and authorizes all key-related activities. Adding the Entrust SAM to your signing infrastructure today will not only raise the security posture of your remote signing service, but also ensure its compliance with eIDAS in the longer term.

Built for Entrust nShield® Solo XC and Connect XC HSMs

The Entrust nShield Solo XC and Connect XC Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) are CC EAL4+ (EN 419-221-5 protection profile) certified security appliances that deliver cryptographic services to a variety of applications.

The combined Entrust SAM and Entrust nShield Solo XC or Connect XC HSM provide a future proof Qualified Signature Creation Device (QSCD) for qualified signatures and seals


How it works

Build a fully compliant remote signing service with Entrust

TrustedX eIDAS: On-premises solution for deploying a legally compliant, cloudbased signing service for individuals; easily accessible through a web API

Entrust nShield HSMs: Certified, networked appliances that deliver cryptographic key services to your signing application

Identity Enterprise: Integrated IAM platform that supports a full suite of workforce, consumer, and citizen use cases

Security Manager: On-premises PKI solution including certificate authority (CA) and administrative services registration authority; managed by API, command line, or web console-based administration

Timestamping Authority: On-premises timestamping solution designed to integrate easily and securely with your organization’s control systems

Validation Authority: Multi-CA, on-premises OCSP and CRL solution that reliably verifies the status of digital certificates