BioSeal is a global and interoperable solution to certify and authenticate all types of products and documents, making them tamper-proof. Thanks to instant and local verification, it helps to fight against fraudulent falsification of all types of documents and to verify the identity of people thanks to privacy-friendly biometric recognition technology.
More than ever, fake documents and counterfeits are appearing and spreading to the products we all use in our daily lives. What confidence do we give to these documents and products? To protect yourself from forged documents and counterfeits, BioSeal brings an innovative, robust and economical solution to make sure that your products and documents are true and authentic.
BioSeal is the new generation of interoperable and standard-compliant ESEDS (electronically signed encoded data set). Often presented as a visible digital seal (VDS) applied to a document or object, it is used to detect tampering and to confirm the authenticity and legitimacy of the issuer through asymmetrical cryptography. In strict compliance with international standards related to security and resilience and a few exclusive extensions such as biometric recognition, the solution paves the way for an infinite number of use cases.
By integrating biometric identity information such as fingerprint and facial data or other password-based encrypted unique identifiers, BioSeal provides the capability to implement multi-factor authentication for networks, applications, and buildings.
It acts as a digital credential that the legitimate holder can carry on phone or printed format and present to an officer or an automated access control system to prove his/her identity.
Our technology is fully developed in-house and optimized to be stored in a standard QR code or similar 2D barcode while providing you with the highest level of assurance.
BioSeal is an extremely flexible, versatile and customizable solution. Everything from the data structure to the physical representation of the code can be personalized according to your needs. Our experts will help you translate your specific use case into a machine-readable format (a.k.a. an XML descriptor) so the issuers and our universal reader can process the information seamlessly, while complying with the policies set in the use case, even when these policies get updated.
To ensure the reliability of the service, verification of the different elements of the BioSeal and the chain of trust is essential. The solution relies on open standards and fits into the Otentik Trust Network whose governance is centered around a trust framework and a root trust list which guarantee both authenticity and legitimacy of the information.
With BioSeal, no fraud is possible. Every building block on the solution is electronically signed, and the chain of trust is verified up to a root of trust defined in a Trust Service List (TSL), managed and signed by the Otentik network: data set, descriptors, signing certificates, certificate revocation status, TSL, etc. In addition to the chain of trust, each BioSeal gets validated against the policies defined in the use case. These could include restrictions on the BioSeal validity period, authorized symbologies, requirements for external certified timestamps, accepted cryptographic key length, and many others.
BioSeal is designed from the ground up with security and data protection in mind. The solution is 100% GDPR compliant (European General Data Protection Rules). All the key data, included the biometric data, are stored in the personal code with full or partial encryption. The biometric data are also protected by innovative diversification mechanisms for better privacy. The biometric authentication is performed locally, on the Trusted End-Point (TEP).
If you would like to know how to integrate the BioSeal solution into your IT system, please contact us.
We have developed a mobile application to read a BioSeal or any VDS and verify the legitimacy of the certificate regardless of the code format (QR code, Datamatrix…) or the use case concerned.