BT helps Spanish notaries modernise their business
BT today announced the signature of a contract with the Notaries Certification Agency (ANCERT) in Spain to connect the 2600 notary offices of the Notaries Private Network (RENO). The notary offices are connected with other organizations associated with notary activities such as the Notary Council, the Spanish Tax Agency and city and provincial councils, using applications based on BT IVPN (intelligent virtual private network). The agreement also includes the management of ANCERT’s Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) for the Recognised Notarised Digital Signature, which ensures data security, authenticity at point of origin and non-repudiation of the notarised documents. This tool, using additional encryption, guarantees the security of all the notaries’ electronic services. ANCERT will also benefit from BT’s latest innovations and improvements in security and network performance.
The Notaries Private Network - RENO- is one of the most extensive roll outs of this kind in Spain, allowing reliable and secure exchange of information. BT’s solution will provide failover features for Internet connectivity and a dedicated support team located at ANCERT’s headquarters in Sant Cugat del Valles, Barcelona.
Carlos Gonzalez Bueno, CEO of ANCERT, said: “We chose BT for this project due to better bandwidth and network capacity, great flexibility and the considerable scalability of BT’s proposition, allowing us to take on new short and long term projects. It is our responsibility to manage the entire process of modernisation for the notaries in Spain and consequently we wanted the best technology available.”
Jacinto Cavestany, vice president of BT for Spain, Portugal and Latin America, said: “It is an honour for BT to do business with an organization such as ANCERT. Our leadership in technological innovation with the iVPN service and our customer service have been key for the agreement with ANCERT and will mean that 2600 notary offices can rely on the best telecommunications services”.
The Notaries Certification Agency (ANCERT) was founded in July 2002 by the General Board of Notaries with the aiming of establishing a technology modernization plan for Spanish notaries (Over 2,600 notaries, 17 colleges of notaries and the General Board of Notaries). With offices in Madrid and Sant Cugat del Valles (Barcelona), it has 100 highly qualified and innovative professionals, all of whom are technology experts with many years of experience, specialized in the financial and public sectors and dedicated to the implementation and exploitation of telematic corporate systems. ANCERT develops telematic applications and systems based on the use of the digital signature that are being used on a daily basis by Spanish notaries.