Gradiant to present new anti-fraud tech
07 January 2019 20:33 GMT

Biometric firm Gradiant plans to launch Valida, a fully automatic forensic analysis tool that detects manipulations in multimedia documents (jpeg or pdf files).

The firm has said that evaluating the authenticity of digital documents to prevent fraud in online user verification, digital onboarding and Know Your Customer (KYC) processes is Valida's main goal. 

To help companies prevent fraud, Gradiant has developed Valida, a solution based on AI-based forensic techniques that detects any modification made to identity documents, photographs or other files. 

"At Gradiant, we believe that the key to success in development based on forensic technology is linked to three major concepts: security, convenience and availability, so we integrate these principles in all our developments", said the firm.

This technology developed by Gradiant allows companies to offer an extra level of security in these operations, as it automatically analyzes any type of identity document (and other digital files such as payroll, invoices, receipts, etc.) and detects possible attacks of impersonation and forgeries in the data present in these files.

"After many years working in the multimedia security field, we have developed a tool that allows us to automatically verify in a few seconds if a document has been manipulated or not", stated Daniel González, director of the Multimodal Information department of Gradiant, who highlights "this is an important innovation in the current digital world, where companies carry out thousands of users and files verifications each day. Besides, it is not necessary to have the original document to detect the modifications with Valida".

Valida is an effective solution for companies in document verification processes. This technology automatically detects digital fogeries produced in ID documents, bills or payslips, for example. With forensic techniques based on Artificial Intelligence, It analyzes the document and shows the manipulated areas, through a heat map that clearly indicates where the forgery has taken place.

The firm notes that Valida supports all types of identity documents and nationalities: passports, identity documents, driving licences, etc. without specific adaptations. In addition, it does not require connection to external databases (e.g. identity document databases) to detect modifications and also warns if a document has been captured from a screen (and is therefore not a photograph taken of the original document).