SigniFlow Hybrid Server Range: Following an overwhelmingly positive response to our hybrid server solution, SigniFlow has pulled out all the stops to create a product that covers all bases, serves every one of our customers according to their specific needs and – above all – is first-class and failsafe.
A native cloud application utilising cloud computing frameworks and network-attached Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to perform cryptographic signature operations, the SigniFlow solution was born out of the need for enterprise-level businesses to have maximum control over their data.
“For most small-to-medium businesses, accessing applications in the cloud was no problem, in fact it was in many cases preferred, but at an enterprise level, where highly sensitive documents and international legislation were involved, the need for more control was imminent,” explains Leon van der Merwe, Digital Director at SigniFlow.
In response to this need, SigniFlow launched its first open-enterprise on-premise SigniFlow Hybrid Server in 2017.
The term ‘Hybrid’, which we’ve used to name our server offering, refers to the combination of technology it employs – a dedicated hosted server, virtualisation technology and cloud-based cryptography.
Although often referred to as an on-premise solution, the SigniFlow Hybrid server is at home in a private server room or data centre, as well as in any hosted environment (private or public-cloud) and in a secure cloud services platform, like the popular Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure.
The SigniFlow Hybrid brought about the ultimate in customisation, rebranding, enterprise information control, and an unrivalled bespoke integration landscape.
Highly successful among the big businesses the solution was intended for at the time, the technology drew such interest in the market at large during 2018, that suddenly businesses from across the spectrum wanted it.
“By listening to our customers, we realised that the solution, originally built for the enterprise, needed to be more flexible and scalable, to cater to medium – and even smaller – businesses,” says Van der Merwe.
“The SigniFlow team has once again gone full tilt in the idea factory, and we are very excited about our SigniFlow Hybrid Server Range offerings for 2019.”
How the new licences work
The new SigniFlow Hybrid Server range consist of five new licences, the NANO-50, MEGA-250, TERA-500, PETA-1000 and the exciting new document-based open-enterprise license, the EXA-OPEN.
As its name suggests, the NANO-50 is a single tenant Hybrid that caters for up to 50 users, unlimited documents and unlimited signatures.
Similarly, the MEGA-250, TERA-500 and PETA-1000 cater for up to 250, 500 and 1 000 users respectively, all with document limits removed, and fully scalable and upgradeable licence plans.
From the MEGA-250 onwards, the servers can be duplicated to cater for more than 1 000 users and farmed for high-volume load balancing. Each comes with a second licence that can be used for disaster recovery (DR), or user acceptance testing (UAT or pre-prod). These models are also multi-tenant and can feature multiple business profiles per server.
The EXA-OPEN introduces a new approach to enterprise licensing. Documents, which may contain any amount of signatories, are bought in packs, ranging from 1 000 to 400 000 documents per pack, at incredibly low rates per document.
The real benefit of the EXA-OPEN kicks in for customers with document volumes above 400 000 per year, as the licence has a ceiling-charge equal to the 400 000 pack’s price. This means that after 400 000 documents, a flat annual rate is charged – no matter how many documents are involved or how many users are utilising the system.
The new Hybrid Server Licence Models are available in South Africa, South America, the United States, Europe, the Nordics and the United Kingdom.
For more information on how our Hybrid Server range can benefit your company, contact the team via email@example.com or phone:
South Africa : (+27) 10 300 4898
Europe: (+32) 494 102 095