Leonhard Kurz
Counterfeit protection makes Covid 19 certificates and medical devices even safer

11.05.2021 More and more product counterfeiters are manipulating vaccine brands, vaccination certificates and Covid 19 test results. To protect people from suffering and to strengthen confidence in pandemic measures, companies and institutions must invest in protective measures.

KURZ offers secure counterfeit protection for Covid vaccines, among others.
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KURZ offers secure counterfeit protection for Covid vaccines, among others.

Security specialist LEONHARD KURZ (Fürth, Germany) now introduces a new application called TRUSTSEAL Digital. It makes it even more difficult for criminals to access sensitive data. TRUSTSEAL Digital combines KURZ's product coding solution TRUSTCODE with cryptographic encryption: This provides double security for product data. The resulting QR or data matrix code exists only once worldwide. It is almost impossible to generate it a second time in an identical way. For counterfeiters, this represents an obstacle that is difficult to overcome. The new QR or Data Matrix code with its unique character can be read with standard QR readers or apps that can decode public keys.

Secure database

The data stored in the new code is stored on a secure database. TRUSTSEAL Digital is based on KURZ's TRUSTCODE technology. Therefore, additional customer services or analysis functions can be integrated into the QR or data matrix code. "The technology behind TRUSTSEAL Digital is complex. However, the integration of the security solution into already existing systems is as simple as it is cost-effective for brandowners. For example, an existing QR code can be easily replaced with a new code created using TRUSTSEAL Digital," explains Dr Benno Schmitzer, managing director at KURZ Digital Solutions.

Individual coding by KURZ for digital and physical products

TRUSTSEAL Digital is the latest of LEONHARD KURZ's proprietary product protection technologies. It is equally suitable for digital and physical documents and products. The security features it generates can be read offline and online. Those who want further security measures can combine TRUSTSEAL Digital with additional applications from the TRUSTCONCEPT programme. Physical products benefit from TRUSTSEAL Protect thin-film technology: they are provided with product protection labels that feature non-reproducible holographic designs. These also give the product thus labelled a visually unique selling point. At the same time, they signal to the customer: Here, the manufacturer guarantees the highest level of safety.

Security technology for many industries

TRUSTSEAL Digital and the products from KURZ's TRUSTCONCEPT range prevent criminals from accessing sensitive data. They protect people; at the same time, they strengthen trust in institutions, companies and products. In addition to the pharmaceutical industry, brand-name manufacturers from sensitive industrial sectors in particular benefit from the extended counterfeit protection offered by TRUSTSEAL Digital.