SOURCE: National Notary Association

National Notary Association

June 04, 2009 08:00 ET

National Notary Association and Safedocs Announce Real-Time Validation of Notaries Performing eNotarizations

System Verifies Notary's Commission Through the NNA National eNotary Registry™

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 4, 2009) - The National Notary Association (NNA), the voice of America's 4.8 million Notaries, and Safedocs, a provider of compliant Web-based digital document signing and work flow platforms, today announced that Safedocs has incorporated the NNA's secure eNotarization system into its product offerings.

Among the key features of the system is confirmation -- before a digital signature and/or seal is applied to the document -- of the Notary's electronic signature and commission status through the NNA's National eNotary Registry™, enabling all parties involved in the transaction to validate the Notary in real time and imparting confidence and trust in the Notary's authority.

The system thus minimizes risk to transacting and relying parties performing electronic notarial acts and significantly raises the security and trustworthiness of electronic documents by assuring in real time that that the notarization has been performed by a Notary whose electronic signature and commission have been confirmed.

By using the NNA's ENS™ Electronic Notary Signature digital certificate and the Safedocs signing platform, strong protection against unauthorized notarial acts is achieved.

"Validating a Notary's ENS through the National eNotary Registry allows transacting and relying parties to know who the Notary is even before the electronic signature is applied to the document," states William A. Anderson, the NNA's Director of eNotarization and Best Practices.

Notaries require no special training to implement the system. Once they have a digital certificate, they are immediately entered into the Registry. With the Safedocs platform, Notaries can increase their workflow and take advantage of important new business opportunities.

"The Safedocs platform is fully-compatible with existing systems used by businesses for creating electronic documents and records. By fulfilling the need to electronically facilitate millions of loan modifications currently being handled by the lending industry, the system is ideal for use with eMortgage and real property transactions and helps speed through the required workflows and electronic notarization process -- regardless of complexity," said Terry Van Bibber, President of Safedocs Inc. "Additionally, the system increases customer service by offering a greatly enhanced, secure, anti-fraud electronic signing experience"

Though ideal for the lending industry, the advantages of secure and compliant signing and notarization of digital documents provided by the Safedocs platform also extend to other businesses. Through the Safedocs platform, industries and organizations in legal, insurance, government and other fields greatly benefit by minimizing risk associated with the signing and notarizing of digital documents.

About the National Notary Association

Established in 1957, the National Notary Association (NNA) is the leading authority on the American Notary office and is dedicated to educating, serving and advocating for the nation's 4.8 million Notaries. The NNA imparts comprehensive notarial knowledge and understanding, promotes a positive public perception of the Notary professional, and bolsters consumer protection by promoting best practices. The Association's accredited professional programs, services, model legislation and groundbreaking eNotarization technology initiatives help Notaries advance their careers and serve the American public with the highest level of professionalism and ethics. To learn more, visit

About Safedocs

Located near Silicon Valley in Northern California, Safedocs is a provider of worldwide digital signature and document work flow solutions. Safedocs is a leader in providing compliant, legally conforming solutions to many industries including real estate lending for almost a decade. Safedocs Web service platforms are seamless and do not require proprietary technology. Our compliant real estate lending platform supports all industry standards and best practices and is an excellent platform for digitizing, signing and notarizing all elements of the lending life cycle including; disclosures, document delivery, processing, collaboration, closing, recording and loan modifications. For more information on our solutions and or consulting services, please visit or contact Terry Van Bibber at

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