HID Global announced a cloud-based platform for secure NFC tags and services that eliminates the inherent risks of authenticating original documents, processes, data-logging and high-value assets with traditional sign-off procedures.
Leveraging the company’s Trusted Identity Platform for secure communications and identity transactions, the HID Trusted Tag Services platform is designed to secure assets and protects consumers from counterfeit goods while improving authentication convenience by using contactless readers or any NFC-enabled smart phone. HID Trusted Tag transponders can be embedded within an item or attached to a document to establish its unique identity and presented to any NFC-enabled reader or smart phone to verify its authenticity.
The HID Trusted Tag Services ecosystem includes a range of tag, inlay and card solutions as well as the HID Trusted Tag authentication transaction environment. This environment enables cloud-based provisioning of identity certificates to the NFC tags, as well as the revocation of certificates at any time, such as when a batch of high-value items has been stolen.
The company also announced it is extending technology licenses to qualified partners to enable development of secure NFC products and applications that can be used within the company’s HID Trusted Tag Services platform infrastructure.
Holders of government certificates, legal agreements, warranties and other documents have traditionally protected them from fraud by having them physically signed or notarized by a person acting in a trusted role. However, these documents, themselves, have been at risk of forgery and duplication. There also has been no easy way to authenticate the value or ownership of physical items including luxury products or the warranty status of purchased equipment.
Now, authentication tags can be attached to a document with an electronically signed and cryptographically secure digital certificate of authenticity from the owner or trusted certification entity. These tags can also be embedded in a product or incorporated in tamper-resistant stickers that can be attached to products and equipment. Users can verify authenticity with complete confidence at any time in the product or document’s lifetime. With NFC-enabled smart phones, this authentication process can be performed anywhere using an application.