Proven Identity Checking services now on the Government’s Digital Marketplace

Following an application for its NSL Valid8 services to be included on the UK Government’s Digital Marketplace, NSL can now confirm both its self-service and managed service identity checking solutions have been assessed and accepted onto the latest G Cloud framework.

The Digital Marketplace provides all types of public sector organisations with a highly efficient and reliable platform for buying IT-related services through a pre-agreed framework contract. It is a much faster and cheaper approach than a using a conventional procurement contract with an individual supplier.

The NSL Valid8 identity checking services are now available on G Cloud 9 as either a self-service cloud-based model in the framework’s ‘Cloud Software’ category, or a managed service through the ‘Cloud Support’ category.

NSL Valid8 enables users to authenticate identity documents using market–leading systems from Keesing Technologies. Verification is undertaken automatically and within seconds using a reference database of over 5,000 identity document types including passports, biometric residence permits, ID cards, driving licences and visas.

The automated self-service option enables non-specialists to verify documents from over 200 different jurisdictions within seconds, with the added reassurance of dedicated expert Help Desk support. The managed service option is an addition or alternative to self-service. It comprises a fully trained and dedicated team at NSL Checking who undertake all relevant checks to establish if an individual has provided authentic and sufficient evidence to secure the right to work or rent, or to access services or restricted locations.

“We’re absolutely delighted to be accepted onto G Cloud 9,” says Craig Scott, Head of Service at NSL Checking, who have been providing proven and cutting edge identity checking services for organisations across the public sector for many years.  “The Government’s Digital Marketplace is an increasingly popular and convenient platform for public sector organisations to source and secure specialist cloud services. I have no doubt our successful application will introduce other Government departments, local authorities and a host of other public sector organisations and devolved administrations to the benefits of our comprehensive identity checking solutions.”

“Keesing Technologies is very pleased to be able to participate in the UK’s Government Digital Marketplace via its local partner NSL,” states Daniel Suess, Commercial Director at Amsterdam based Keesing Technologies. “The acceptance of Keesing’s and NSL’s services for the validation of national and international Identity Documents to the G Cloud Framework creates strong trust and will ultimately help public sector organisations to asses Identity Documents from virtually every country worldwide with state of the art technology.”


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Notes to Editors:

NSL is a trusted outsourcer to government and businesses across the UK, helping clients innovate and improve services to deliver better outcomes. We provide frontline, back office and customer support services to design and manage places used by the public and provide national enforcement expertise at our borders and infrastructure. Our NSL Checking team offer a range of options designed to guide, help and support organisations through the complex task of identity document authentication and verification. Our service uses world leading software and hardware from Keesing Technologies. NSL Checking offer solutions and support wherever identity checking and identity document verification is either a core business need, a legal/regulatory requirement or where identity verification is required as part of a due diligence process. Establishing identity for welfare benefit processes, medical treatment entitlement verification, property letting or rental and loan and hire rental agreements are all areas within which NSL Checking can assist.

Keesing Technologies was founded in 1923 and leads the way in digital ID document and banknote authentication solutions. The objective of Keesing Technologies is to help organisations prevent counterfeiting and combat fraud by providing the world’s best authentication solutions. To this end, we market a range of printed and digital solutions that allow users – from document professionals to untrained staff – to assess the authenticity of nearly all ID documents and banknotes currently in circulation. Solutions that provide you with the assurance of a document’s authenticity.