The Brazilian multinational secure technology solutions company Valid (B³: VLID3 - ON), always in touch with market demands and investing in innovation and new projects, will provide a portfolio of Smart Cities solutions to São Caetano do Sul, a Brazilian municipality 8 miles away from the capital of São Paulo that holds the highest Human Development Index (HDI) of Read more
Valid becomes an international certificate authority for the issuance of SSL, CodeSign, and email certificates
Valid Digital Certification (www.validcertificadora.com.br), a company from Grupo Valid S.A. specializing in digital certification, has just become a certificate authority for the issuance of international SSL/TLS digital server, code signing, and email certificates. According to Márcio Nunes, Valid’s Director of Digital Certification and CIO, as of September 2018, international server and code signing certificates are now issued directly by the Read more
Date: December, 09, 2018 Country of origin: Brazil Read the full article here. Learn more about the Valid solution here. (only available in Portuguese)
Date: December, 07, 2018 Country of origin: Brazil Read the full article here. Learn more about the Valid solution here. (only available in Portuguese)
Date: December, 06, 2018 Country of origin: Brazil Read the full article here. Learn more about the Valid solution here. (only available in Portuguese)
Date: December, 05, 2018 Country of origin: Brazil Read the full article here. Learn more about the Valid Digital Certification here. (only available in Portuguese)
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Date: November, 29, 2018 Country of origin: Brazil Read the full article here. Learn more about the Valid Digital Certification here. (only available in Portuguese)
Date: November, 28, 2018 Country of origin: Brazil Read the full article here. (only available in Portuguese) Learn more about the Valid solution here.
Date: November, 26, 2018 Country of origin: Brazil Read the full article here. (only available in Portuguese) Learn more about the Valid solution here.
Date: November, 23, 2018 Country of origin: Brazil Read the full article here. (only available in Portuguese) Learn more about the Valid solution here.
Date: November, 22, 2018 Country of origin: Brazil Read the full article here. (only available in Portuguese) Learn more about the Valid solution here.
Date: September 27, 2018 Country of origin: Brazil Read the full article here. Learn more about the Valid solution here.
Date: September 26, 2018 Country of origin: Brazil Read the full article here. Learn more about the Valid here.
Date: September 19, 2018 Country of origin: Brazil Read the full article here. Learn more about the Valid here.
Date: December, 12, 2018 Country of origin: Brazil Read the full article here. Learn more about the Agrotopus here. (only available in Portuguese)
By: David Lytle, Client Development Director – Data Solutions & Rick Harbour, CEO of VSGI David Lytle, Client Development Director – Data Solutions and Rick Harbour, CEO of VSGI attended Homeland Security Week on October 22-24, 2018 in Washington D.C., USA which brought together top homeland security leaders from government, industry and academia to discuss current challenges and future Read more
The company will be responsible for structuring Tecnisign’s new certifying authority Valid Digital Certification has been operating in Brazil since 2011 and has since become one of the country’s largest digital certification companies; it is now coming to Honduras, broadening its international operations. The company will be the technological partner of Tecnisign, a new company from Grupo Visión, which Read more
By: Rafael Franco - Tracking Solutions Engineer RFID technology has been described in previous articles; this time, the intention is to provide a case study on the applicability of this technology. There is a wide range of uses for RFID and while it can be found in all different applications, its most common use is for remotely identifying and accounting Read more
The Brazilian multinational’s agritech company will be expanding its portfolio of digital solutions for the cooperative, which commercializes over 1.2 million bags of coffee per year On Thursday (December 6), Agrotopus announced a strategic partnership with the Varginha region’s coffee growers’ cooperative (Minasul). Minasul has 6,000 members, manages the coffee production from over 150 municipalities in Brazil’s Minas Gerais Read more
By: Emilija Rasinskaite and Chris Mermigas - USA Legal Team New changes to California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, more commonly referred to as “Proposition 65” or “Prop 65,” has had a ripple effect from retail sellers all the way back to manufacturers and component suppliers such as Valid. Valid, like other manufacturers and suppliers, Read more
By: Chris Mermigas, Senior Corporate Counsel, USA Region Valid’s different business offerings focus on the secure side of innovation whether it be protecting the identity on a credit card or driver’s license or protecting our clients’ confidential information. In this digital age, a thief is no longer dropping in from the ventilation system to steal files from computers. The thief Read more
By: Franco Zaro, Solutions Manager On October 20-24, Valid sponsored and participated in Money20/20 USA in Las Vegas, NV; one of the most prominent global events related to mobile financial solutions. We were impressed to see the rapid growth of this dynamic industry which was reflected in this multidisciplinary event. Every day we have begun to see more and Read more
By: Luiz Cláudio Borges - Supervisor, Management Systems & Risks and IT Governance The word “risk” has its origins in Old Italian - it derives from the word “risicare,” which means “to dare.” Since the dawn of time, humanity has been forced to learn that being daring is the best way to overcome obstacles. Little by little, taking risks in Read more
Valid, a Brazilian multinational offering secure technological solutions (B³: VLID3 - ON) announces the acquisition of 51.8% of Agrotopus, a startup focused on corporate solutions for the agribusiness industry. With this transaction, Valid now has added agritech as a new line of business, specializing in innovative solutions for the entire production chain for agriculture. The acquisition is valued at Read more
Date: August, 28, 2018 Country of origin: Brazil Read the full article here. Learn more about the Valid solution here.
By: Tracey Campagna - Customer Service Representative, USA Region If an employee can think of their colleagues as internal customers, the work they do and the attitude with which they do it, would change dramatically. Everyone works for the customer, but a large number of employees don’t ever communicate directly with them. Production employees, maintenance, IT, team leaders and many Read more
By: Leonel Cuevas - Solution Sales, LATAM Region The financial industry, as with many others, is being transformed by technology. To keep up with this transformation, banks are being forced to change their business model and the way they relate to their clients. Since it is currently possible to open and close an account with just a few clicks, Read more
By: Willians Jander de Souza, Project Analyst With an increasingly competitive market, what sets a company apart is the experience their solution provides, and the quality of their products. But many companies are cautious about innovating their products. The production of plastic cards has evolved along with the demands of the payment methods market, and Valid offers a broad portfolio Read more
By: Leonardo de Oliveira da Silva - DBA I To do new things, to develop something out of the ordinary, to change customs and practices, means to innovate. And when we decide to face situations from a different perspective, specifically in terms of the globalized world, to address a certain problem, we are talking about technological innovation. There are Read more
By: Ricardo Malizia - Manager of Tracking Solutions Ready? Let’s go! RFID means Radio Frequency IDentification, which is an automatic method for remotely accessing data through electromagnetic waves. These waves generate an electrical current when captured by an antenna, which then directs this current to a chip, which is energized, enabling it to communicate data recorded in its memory. Read more
On August 21-23, representatives from Valid’s Identity Solutions team, Data Solutions team, and executive management, attended the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) International Conference. Valid’s cross functional representation at the event demonstrates our commitment to offering comprehensive Identity Solutions to the motor vehicle community including front & back office configurable workflows, biometric software, central issuance, mobile driver’s Read more
Companies invest in banking services to serve the 62% of Brazilians who use social media. Date: August 24, 2018 Country of origin: Brazil Read the full article here. Learn more about the Valid solution here.
Since 2013, Valid has chosen to invest in technology, developing our own Smart Card personalization system capable of writing and testing all of our cards produced in factories. This personalization platform, called VSPS (Valid Smart Perso Solution), has grown over the years, gaining new functionalities and components to meet demands and new market specifications that constantly arise in the Read more
By: Chris Mermigas – Senior Corporate Counsel, USA Region The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) began enforcement on May 25, 2018, and has caused waves throughout the globe. Establishing rights and protections for the personal data of citizens of the EU, the GDPR applies to anyone who handles or possesses personal data of EU citizens or otherwise monitors Read more
Valid presents on how the seals used to prevent fraudulent bottling of mineral water work Date: August 13, 2018 Country of origin: Brazil Read the full article here. Learn more about the Valid solution here.
Valid participates in the largest event in Brazil’s mineral water industry The company will be demonstrating how their anti-fraud seals work. Valid, one of the world’s most experienced companies in the production of secure documents, will be participating in the 27th Brazilian natural mineral water conference, and in Expo-ABINAM 2018, both of which will be held Natal, Rio Grande Read more
Valid participates in the largest even in the Brazilian mineral water industry Date: August 13, 2018 Country of origin: Brazil Read the full article here. Learn more about the Valid solution here.
By Brenda McGowan, Client Development Director – Data Solutions, USA Region Last month, I had the pleasure of attending a regional American Marketing Association event. While in attendance, I found myself quickly jotting down notes, thinking these are “too good not to share”! One of the featured speakers, a leading Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and industry veteran of a Read more
Valid is recognized as subscription manager by GSM Association Date: July 30, 2018 Country of origin: Brazil Read the full article here. Learn more about the Valid solution here.
Facial biometrics: we’ve reached the point of no return Date: August 3, 2018 Country of origin: Brazil Read the full article here. Learn more about the Valid solution here.
Valid shows a 321.9% in net profits for the quarter Date: August 9, 2018 Country of origin: Brazil Read the full article here. Learn more about Valid here.
Valid sees consolidated recovery process and begins expansion Date: August 9, 2018 Country of origin: Brazil Read the full article here. Learn more about Valid here.
Date: 16/07/2018 | Country of Origin: Brazil Read the full article here (only available in Portuguese). Learn more about the solution here.
By: Rogério Loureiro, Manager - Digital The term “IoT” is all the rage in the world of IT. I’ve seen many posts and articles in various media covering the fact that, like many other trends, the IoT is becoming more and more common in our daily lives. The first use of the term “IoT” has been attributed to MIT researcher Read more
Accredited by GSMA for Subscription Management Valid has been named an accredited supplier for the GSMA Association for Subscription Management (SAS-SM), for the data center located in the Madrid manufacturing plant. This SAS-SM certification is requested as the necessary security grade by the Mobile Network Operators worldwide, willing to delegate their subscription management services to a third-party Read more
By: Brenda McGowan - Data Solutions, USA Region Geo-Fencing vs. Geo-Framing As digital display advertising is continuing to gain momentum with marketers as a more “cost effective” means to reach customers and prospects than traditional methods, it’s good know the differences in approach and how new technologies may improve your Ad Spend! Not all “GEO” technologies are the Read more
The fraud-reduction system, which sends out security codes over SMS, was developed by Valid and has reduced the number of cases of fraud via interception for CREDZ, a company that works with retail chains all over Brazil. The solution was featured on the E-Commerce News portal. Read the full article here. (only available in Portuguese)
By: Franco Zaro, Nicolas Quiroga, Rolando Hernandez - Mobile Solutions, USA Region The exponential growth of IoT (Internet of Things) is closely related to how technology has addressed many unanswered questions regarding security, reliability and user-friendly solutions. Along with these three “must have” elements, IoT technology evolves with mobility, transforming it into the arrowhead of the Digital Revolution. A Read more
In its July 17, 2018 issue, the magazine Isto É Dinheiro highlighted the contract signed with the state of Vermont, in the USA, to provide driver’s licenses and identification cards for residents. This is the third American state to start issuing documents produced by Valid. The services Valid is to provide as part of this contract include gathering of photographs and Read more
Valid and ConnectedYou join forces to deliver seamless global connectivity to the internet of things industry
ConnectedYou (CY), the global IoT service orchestrator and Valid, the innovative eSIM solutions provider today announced their partnership to deliver seamless Connectivity Enablement Service to Device Makers and IoT Solution Providers. This partnership delivers a seamless cellular connectivity service based on eSIM technology, making connectivity and subscription management easier for enterprises offering connected services all over the world for Read more
Valid Selected by the State of Vermont to Produce New, Highly Secure ID Cards and Driver Licenses – USA
The Vermont State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has selected Valid to provide their residents with securely issued driver licenses and identification (DL/ID) cards. As Valid plans to increase its market share in the US, Vermont is the third state to distribute driver’s licenses produced by the Company. “We are demonstrating our continuing dedication to provide flexible, innovative and Read more
On June 25, 2018, the news site providenceri.gov featured an article about the fact that the city of Providence will start offering municipal ID cards to citizens. The document, which is produced by Valid, enables citizens of Providence to have access to the services offered by the municipal government in a more practical and secure manner. Providence is the Read more
Valid’s solution for transactions via apps was featured in Brazilian newspaper DCI. The Valid Social Banking platform allows users to perform transactions such as money transfers, and access a variety of financial services such as checking their balance, making payments, deposits, scheduling withdrawals, and location of ATMs using their smartphones, without having to exit whatever app they are using. Read Read more
Facial biometrics are a giant leap ahead of fingerprinting biometrics. First developed in the 1960s, the technology has become more accessible to the mass market, for both law enforcement and private consumers. Studies show facial biometrics will be the future of secure identification. Even though it is still an emerging technology, the industry is set to hit $7.76 billion Read more
By: Chuck Wilson, Content Proposal Manager - Identity Solutions, USA Region Most, if not all, Driver’s License/ID card contracts include provisions for Disaster Recovery (DR) by specifying backup production facilities to ensure a timely response to demand in the face of interruptions at the primary production facilities. Experience has shown most secondary DR facilities that are only operated in the Read more
Valid speaks with Mobile Time about its facial recognition solution and the benefits the technology can offer, such as fraud prevention and increased sales. Read the full article here (only available in Portuguese): Learn more about the solution here.
Valid talks about the Auto Wrecking Act and the benefits and advantages it offers to society in the O Popular newspaper from Goiânia, state of Goiás Read the full article here (only available in Portuguese): Learn more about the solution here.
Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: How Valid Creates a Results-Oriented Organizational Culture
By Anne Markle - Vice President of Manufacturing, USA Region From new solutions to new global locations, Valid is continuously adapting and evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients and the world around us. With our continued growth and success, our leadership team has grown and changed as well. In an ever-evolving technological climate, it is more Read more
By Chuck Wilson, Content Proposal Manager - Identity Solutions, USA Region While the debate about necessity and validity of municipal identity credentials is becoming a polarizing political issue, there is an unmet civil need for access to services offered by local municipalities. Regardless with which side of the political divide one may associate, there is no denying that a non- Read more
Tracking solution for auto parts distributors and auto wreckers was featured in the Bom Dia Goiás TV News Group. Watch the video here (available in Portuguese only): https://globoplay.globo.com/v/6803185/ Learn more about the solution: https://valid.com/what-we-do/iot-and-track-trace/tracking-used-car-parts/
Valid’s Smart Cities solution was covered in issue 241 of the Lumière Electric magazine, which highlights innovations in urban infrastructure. It’s a set of solutions and services that serve to identify citizens and create a unified database, with the aim of improving administration and providing tools for decision-making, management of tax collection and relationships with companies from the municipalities. Read more
Tool ensures rapid and accurate identification. Valid’s portfolio includes a high-tech, innovative facial recognition tool that ensures accurate identification. The solution is already in use by a private bank in Colombia, and it ensures secure authentication within the company’s app thanks to the built-in “liveness detection” feature, which is a system that analyzes signs of “proof of life” to ensure Read more
Márcio Nunes, CEO of Valid Digital Certification, a company that is part of the Valid Group and totally dedicated to Digital Certification, was named as the new Alternate for the steering committee for ICP-Brasil - the Brazilian public key infrastructure (ICP-Brasil), which is tied to the President’s Chief of Staff’s Office. Read the full article (only available in Portuguese). Read more
The social project called “Livros nas Praças” [translation: “Books in Squares”], sponsored by Valid in the city of Rio de Janeiro, was a success right out of the blocks. In April alone, 1,500 people visited the “library on wheels.” The project consists of a bus adapted to be a traveling library, with a collection of around 2,000 books, to be Read more
Mobile banking transactions are growing, and Valid is investing in technology for the financial market. The number of banking transactions performed in Brazil using mobile devices has surpassed the number made by computer. This statistic, published last week in a study by the Fundação Getulio Vargas, also reveals that Brazil now has more smartphones than inhabitants, with 220 million active Read more
In early 2016, Valid Digital Certification, a Valid Group company, created the program Pode Contar! with the aim of offering information to accountants and lawyers, including topics that are both current and relevant to their industry. Now in its second year, Pode Contar! has reached 2.09 million views. According to Márcio Nunes, CEO of Valid Digital Certification, its number of Read more
Valid was honored to be featured in the May 2018 issue of Business in Focus magazine. Read the full article to discover how our global solution offering is growing, evolving, and redefining the market for our clients.
Connected Living, IoT, and Connected Things are terms that may not sound familiar to the everyday consumer but are already a reality for many. Since 2014, the addition of SIM cards in some high-end cars gave the added value of connectivity. However, this technology that was originally an "extra" feature will become mandatory in a few months. According to Read more
They analyze behavior, learn from errors, draw conclusions, and make decisions. I’m talking about machines, more connected than ever, with big data solutions and deep learning algorithms. There’s a revolution afoot in marketing and in business. Smart cars, factories, and houses are currently the most popular markets. But the disruptive capacity of Artificial Intelligence is also moving into other Read more
Valid is in attendance at the MVNOs World Congress 2018 opening the eSIM Connect panel sharing our seamless global LTE connectivity success case in the broadcasting industry. Jose Manuel Castro, Valid's Vice President of Strategic Business Development, and Carel Begeer, Business Developer from Skymond, take to the stage to present the success case that enables broadcasters to focus on Read more
For the Treasury Office, health inspection departments, and authorized water bottling companies, the seal serves as an instrument for tracking the origin of natural mineral water and electrolyte-enhanced water in Brazil. The aim is to fight illegal bottling of mineral water and to guarantee the quality of the product purchased by the consumer. Other significant outcomes of this project Read more
Being Customer Centric, Being Efficient, and Taking Care of People is the Name of “The Game” at Valid
By Anne Markle, Vice President of Manufacturing, USA Region What game are you playing? Well, at Valid “The Game” means following our three key pillars every day in everything we do. These three pillars are: Being Customer Centric, Being Efficient and Taking Care of People. So, let’s take a bit of time to explore each of these pillars and Read more
By Roger Holmes, Technical Lead - Processing Services, US Region Are you aware of a change to the USPS® method for verifying address quality that will create a big impact on Mail Service Providers and their customers? What is the Move Update Standard? Starting in April 2018, the USPS will send monthly invoices to Mail Service Providers (MSP) who Read more
By Chris Mermigas, Senior Corporate Counsel, US Region The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will soon be enforced. But how many employees, or executive members of your organization know what the GDPR is and why they should care about it? Is it IT’s problem? Is it Legal’s problem? Is it Sales’ problem? Whose problem is it? With the enforcement date Read more
By Chuck Wilson, Content Proposal Manager - Identity Solutions In our globalized economy with people who travel, work and recreate in diverse areas, a widespread, digital identity system has become an internationally shared goal. A number of firms are focused on Blockchain technology as enablers for parties independent of each other to rely on the same, shared, secure, and Read more
By Chuck Wilson, Content Proposal Manager - Identity Solutions, USA Region While the debate about necessity and validity of municipal identity credentials is becoming a polarizing political issue, there is an unmet civil need for access to services offered by local municipalities. Regardless with which side of the political divide one may associate, there is no denying that a Read more
Digital certification is a fundamental technological tool for healthcare management in Brazil. This is the concept that Valid brought to the “New Technologies for Healthcare” Seminar, held on March 16 in São Paulo. The digital certificate offers flexibility, but also lends authenticity to the information sent through by virtual means, with security and a guarantee of the integrity of the Read more
With the support of Valid, 25 children from the Centro de Referência de Assistência Social (Social Assistance Center - CRAS), located in the neighborhood of Caju, Rio de Janeiro, went on an excursion to the Museu de Arte do Rio (Rio Art Museum - MAR). One of the exhibits they saw was called "Dja Guata Porã: Rio de Janeiro Indígena” Read more
As a social investment policy, Valid Digital Certification, part of the Valid Group, is pleased to announce that it is the new sponsor for basketball at Sesi Franca (a community center in Franca, São Paulo State). The initiative is part of a mission to drive activities that encourage taking part in sports, which is a very strong part of Brazilian Read more
As a social investment policy, Valid Digital Certification, part of the Valid Group, is pleased to announce that it is the new sponsor for basketball at Sesi Franca (a community center in Franca, São Paulo State). The initiative is part of a mission to drive activities that encourage taking part in sports, which is a very strong part of Read more
Valid will be at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2018), the largest event in the mobile technology sector, showcasing its solutions in the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile banking, and embedded SIM Cards (eUICC). This strategy conveys the company's new visual identity as a global provider of services for the Digital Age and for Connected Life. MWC 2018 will be Read more
Valid’s performance on the Brazilian stock exchange was featured in the January 2018 edition of Isto É Dinheiro
Valid’s performance on the Brazilian stock exchange was featured in the January 2018 edition of Isto É Dinheiro, a Brazilian financial magazine. The article evaluates 2017 as net positive for the stock market, especially for small caps, which trade stocks with lower market value. The reason for this boost in the sector (an increase of 49.3%) has to do Read more
In 2017, we saved our clients in the USA $134 Million in marketing dollars by maximizing their strategic omni-channel campaigns. Take a look at the impressive numbers our Data Solutions Group generated last year by partnering with our clients who understand the importance of leveraging our comprehensive and robust Big Data solutions.
From smart cards and gift cards to secure packaging and SIM cards, Valid continues to add to our extensive Payment Solutions portfolio with solutions that offer quality, agility, and security for our clients. While we always have an eye on the future, let's take a look back at a few 2017 highlights from Valid's global card solutions. Read more
The company will be managing the new system for the issuance of civil identification documents for the Brazilian state.