Emma Okonji

Botosoft Technologies has launched the world’s most advanced anti-counterfeiting technology, known as Botoseal.

The new document security solution was unveiled at the 20th annual conference of the United Kingdom National Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC) held in United Kingdom recently.

The launch had in attendance representatives from recruitment agencies, examination bodies, academia, assessment institutions and security agencies from across the world.

Speaking at the launch, CEO, Botosoft Technologies, Agbeyo Tolulope, said, “Botosoft Technologies prides itself on a culture of making life easy. The company recognises that forgery is rampant because document verification is difficult; if verifications were made easy, forgery would be contained and eventually eradicated.”

According to him, with the prevailing problems associated with document security in organisations, Botosoft in collaboration with HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, partnered to develop the document security solution.

Tolulope noted that with document control, management, and issuance being core to every business, Botoseal created a document management platform that allows users, through a unified dashboard, to set document issuance privileges within any organisation, track the usage of a document and revoke access to its use as necessary.

“The introduction of Botoseal finally lays to rest the problem of document forgery, document doctoring, content alteration and signature falsification. It reverses the norm of easy forgery and difficult verification of document authenticity. Botoseal facilitates the secure signing and seamless verification of documents authenticity with the simple tap of a smart phone,” Tolulope said.

Director, Business Development and Strategic Innovation, Identification Technologies with HID Global, Mark Robinton, said partnering Botosoft on the innovative solution would be a natural extension of HID Global’s commitment to add trust to a wide range of new use solutions.
According to Robinton, “HID Trusted Tag Services, coupled with Botoseal, ensures the authenticity of legal documents to combat counterfeiting. This unique solution leverages the cryptographically secure NFC tags and HID Cloud Authentication from our HID Trusted Services offering to provide peace of mind to users seeking to validate the authenticity of documents.”

He explained that Botoseal remained a solution with physical attributes and security features needed to develop and implement a successful document security strategy in any organization.
“The Botoseal solution comprises three interconnected modules of secure holographic seal, Smartsign application and Verifier application. It replaces the conventional seal with a chip-embedded holographic seal, which offers unique security and physical attributes that prevent replication and hacking. This seal is tamper evident and provides absolute security on documents.

“Botoseal verifier application does not only seamlessly verify the authenticity of a document, but also gives the users access to tamper-evident digital copies of their document on the go. The solution offers a cost saving and efficient means of getting copies of paper documents, without the need for printers or photocopiers.

Botosoft has developed solutions that help solve challenging problems with the use of cutting edge technologies. Yearly, its mobile identification and verification system is used by Africa’s foremost examination body, the West African Examinations Council, which securely verifies the identity of over 1.6 million students sitting for its examinations across 20, 000 locations annually.