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Evolving E-Signature Products Can Change Regional Buying but Raise Data Residency Risks in the Cloud

Published: 26 November 2013

ID: G00259084

Analyst(s): Gregg Kreizman, Brian Lowans


Vendors are adapting e-signature products to offer different country-based and industry-specific signature methods, opening up competition across niche geographic segments. Security decision makers will need to perform due diligence on the data residency of sensitive corporate information.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Emerging e-signature products that address the fractured geographic and industry-specific requirements of different e-signature types in single offerings will improve security buyers' ability to negotiate for more competitive pricing, in a disjointed market
  • New cloud e-signature products that can be deployed across regions will force CISOs and compliance decision makers to assess and prioritize the risk introduced in the residency of sensitive data

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