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Electronic Archives & Preservation Services: Planning, testing & certification of your trust service

As a qualified Trust Service Provider (TSP) for long-term preservation, you can become a secure source for signed documents

If, as a qualified Trust Service Provider (TSP), you would like to offer services for the long-term preservation of signed documents, you must meet the security requirements laid down in the eIDAS Regulation. This framework requires to ensure, amongst other things, that the legal validity of qualified electronic signatures, seals and certificates will remain verifiable beyond the period of their technological validity. 

We support you in the effective implementation of the eIDAS Regulation: From the planning of your services through the necessary tests all the way to the conformity assessment (certification), we can provide you with all the services required for successful qualification (award of qualification status) with your competent supervisory authority, which in Germany is the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA). This is the prerequisite for inclusion in the European eIDAS Trusted Service List (TSL) of qualified providers.

Are you already a qualified Trust Service Provider and will you soon have to reconfirm that you are implementing the applicable rules of the eIDAS Regulation, ETSI standards and national legislation? We can review your processes and documentation and carry out the re-certification.

Our services in the field of electronic archives & preservation services

  

Training courses introducing you to the world of eIDAS & ETSI

Project-specific workshops to prepare for certification

Support for the development of technical infrastructures

GAP analysis of the implemented documents or processes

Certification/conformity assessment in accordance with eIDAS or ETSI

The standards we use to audit:

  

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eIDAS Regulation

Article 34: Qualified preservation service for qualified electronic signatures
Article 40: Validation and preservation of qualified electronic seals

Electronic archives & preservation services: Testing according to ETSI EN 319 401 Electronic archives & preservation services: Testing according to ETSI EN 319 401 Electronic archives & preservation services: Testing according to ETSI EN 319 401 Electronic archives & preservation services: Testing according to ETSI EN 319 401

ETSI EN 319 401

Electronic signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); General Policy Requirements for Trust Service Providers
  

Electronic archives & preservation services: Testing according to ETSI TS 119 511 Electronic archives & preservation services: Testing according to ETSI TS 119 511 Electronic archives & preservation services: Testing according to ETSI TS 119 511 Electronic archives & preservation services: Testing according to ETSI TS 119 511

ETSI TS 119 511

Policy and security requirements for trust service providers providing long-term preservation of digital signatures or general data using digital signature techniques

Your benefits at a glance

  • European recognition: Your service will be included in the European eIDAS Trusted Service List (TSL).
  • Entry into the European market: Successful certification will enable you to access the European single market.
  • Approval as qualified Trust Service Provider: You can provide objective evidence that you meet the requirements of the eIDAS Regulation and are approved as a qualified Trust Service Provider.

What are electronic archives and preservation services?

Electronic archives are gaining ground in the face of increasing digitalization. In order to keep up with the times and with regard to aspects such as document management, rights administration or revision security, many companies are working on gradually digitalizing documents that were previously archived in paper form.

However, electronically signed, sealed or time-stamped documents are subject to different aging processes than their paper counterparts. The reason for this is the mathematical algorithms used for signatures, seals and certificates. Over time, they lose their suitability, which ultimately leads to a loss of evidential value. Algorithms used in signatures, seals and certificates must therefore be updated at regular intervals.

Providers of special electronic archives, so-called preservation services, take care of this and ensure that the evidential value of the signed or sealed documents is preserved by renewing the aging algorithms in due time.

Why we are a strong partner for you

Expertise

Our experienced experts have already successfully completed more than 500 PKI projects of various sizes, some of which were transnational.

Industry experience

Due to many years of experience in different branches of industry we can serve companies from a wide range of industries.

Everything from a single source

We offer an all-round eIDAS package: From training and workshops, planning support and audits all the way to conformity assessment (certification).

Tailor-made for you

We focus on individual services - and solutions - that optimally fit your current company situation and your set goals.

International network of experts

Around the globe: We consult and support you both nationally and internationally. Our global network of experts is ready to help you in word and deed in all IT security issues.

Independence

Our employees are not subject to any conflicts of interest, as they are not committed to any product suppliers, system integrators, stakeholders, interest groups or government agencies.
You have questions? We are pleased to help!

Mario Henn

Auditor & Account Manager
eID & Trust Services

+49 201 8999-535
Fax : +49 201 8999-555

m.henn@tuvit.de

Matthias Wiedenhorst

Head of Certification Division Trust Service Provider

+49 201 8999-536
Fax : +49 201 8999-555

m.wiedenhorst@tuvit.de

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