Document Security

The Need for Document Security

Despite advances in technology,the paper document is still the predominant form of trusted communication and process enabler in international trade. Given the variety of entities involved in both local and international commerce, differing technological capabilities dictate that electronic inter-connectivity is not always possible or assured, hence the reliance on physical documents.

However, the use of paper poses many limitations and problems. Forgery is becoming easier with today’s highly advanced computers, scanners, printers and copiers which make copied documents visually indistinguishable from the original ones while the document’s content, value, or ownership may be altered with relative ease. Documents containing sensitive corporate information can also be easily printed out and circulated to unauthorised parties with no way to track the source of the information leak.

Innovation You Can Trust

Phidelity packs a number of revolutionary innovations to provide you with complete protection for printed documents against all types of threats like forgery, fraud and imitation. Using phidelity documents issued by official bodies retain their authenticity, enabling issued parties to be trusted even without having to verify with the issuer.

Beside is a summary of how the various innovations combat different types of fraudulent attempts. The synergy of phidelity  echnological features can effectively detect and deter any fraudulent attempts, protect authenticity of the documents and minimise organisations’ losses.

SecureCODE. Security, bar none.

This technology synergised 2D barcodes and Public Key infrastructure (PKI) technology to store and secure crucial data from within the document. Important information is encrypted to prevent modification, and signed by the issuer. These features will ensure authenticity, data integrity, and nonrepudiation of the document and allow easy detection of document/ information tampering. You can verify SecureCODE easily and conveniently via several offline/online channels:


  • Mobile phone
  • Fax
  • Email
  • Web Page
  • Pocket PC
  • Software Client (if offline mode required)
Phidelity’s decoding options are flexible and based on industry standards – no proprietary software or hardware is required to decode and verify SecureCODE data. The decoding mechanisms are proposed to meet your business needs and those of your clients.


Transactional Micro -print.It’s in the details.

An innovative use of very tiny imprint of dynamically generated text, such as the document serial number into printed documents. Its contents can only be viewed clearly under a magnifying glass. This line of text will be distorted when any attempt is made to duplicate the document optically, thus revealing any unauthorised reproduction of the document. It is simple yet effective.

Optical Watermark.Works like magic.

An impressive piece of innovation that is embedded in the printed document to magically reveal unauthorised attempts to duplicate the document. Verification of document authenticity is made so convenient that it is nothing more than a glance. It is also highly customisable in shapes and sizes according to your company’s logo or any message to indicate ownership of the document. It is impossible to reproduce protected documents on copiers, cameras and scanners, and pass them off as originals. It is simply magical.

ID-Trace.Implicit accountability.

ID-Trace feature employs the use of steganography to insert a traceable fingerprint into printed documents. Traceable information, such as the identity of the user who initiated the printing or the date of printing, is covertly embedded into the document. For auditing purposes, this information can later be decoded and verified to assert the identity of the original document holder. This allows corporations to take the necessary corresponding actions to limit further risk and employ other mechanisms to ensure accountability from within.

Print Control.Command your output.

Print Control augments all the anticounterfeit features and controls the number of original documents that end-users can print without having to incorporate additional hardware or software on the client terminal. With this feature in place, you can refine your processes and manage your risks by incorporating limits to documents that carry value to you or your customers.

Potential Applications