Simple electronic signature (EES)
The simple electronic signature has only a very low level of security and cannot replace a handwritten signature. It can replace a signature, for example, with the help of a graphic inserted in a document. Alternatively, the name at the end of an e-mail is sufficient. This form of signature is used, for example, for contracts, documentation, orders and protocols. It is used in more than 80% of all electronic signatures.
Advanced electronic signature (FES)
This type of signature is used, for example, for company agreements, patent, trademark or copyright contracts.
Qualified electronic signature (QES)