ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Document Security Systems, Inc. (NYSE American: DSS), ("DSS"), a leader in anti-counterfeit, authentication, and diversion protection technologies, announced today that its packaging and brand protection executives will be presenting the DSS platform of anti-counterfeiting technologies and packaging design to members of the global cannabis industry at MJBizCon being held at the Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada November 14-16.

“Cannabis products are quickly going mainstream which means they are fighting the same threats from fraud as other products. But with less mature supply chains and limited controls to protect against counterfeiting the threat is even greater for cannabis providers. DSS can assist these companies with supply chain security, anti-counterfeiting tools, and even printing and packaging solutions,” stated Mike Tobin, DSS VP Sales & Marketing.

The Company’s printing and packaging division, Premier Packaging, offers custom structural designs for folding cartons that are tailored for the cannabis market and their product offerings. Additional competencies include materials management, logistics, converting and inventory management programs; and when coupled with its product authentication technologies, gives DSS a strong value proposition to vertically integrated cannabis brands.

“The cannabis market is also heavily regulated with many states requiring tracking from seed to finished product along with proof that taxes and duties have been paid,” added Tobin. “We can provide companies with a comprehensive, very secure solution starting with a digital signature on the packaging all the way through to consumer engagement, including a blockchain-based option.”

DSS's customized product authentication solutions are powerful enough to protect against the most sophisticated forms of fraudulent activity, safeguarding brand integrity and value. Based on the Company’s patented AuthentiGuard™ technology, any authorized smart phone enables all supply chain personnel and consumers to easily authenticate products, and with the integrated GPS feature, it also has the ability to report diverted goods.

Additional features of AuthentiGuard™ include:

# True 2-factor authentication # Secure tie-in to serialization and codes # Traceability from seed to finished product # Counterfeit resistant, patented technology which is secure against copying, scanning and high-resolution photography # Strong data collection capabilities with unified records management on individual plants & products

For more information on how the DSS packaging, anti-counterfeiting and product authentication technologies portfolio can assist in protecting your valued brand, visit DSS in Booth #4734 at the MJBizCon or contact Michael Buell, Director of Sales at mbuell@dsssecure.com or (585) 683-3525.

DSS AuthentiGuard™ Technology Overview Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8PGWUbo—TM

ABOUT PREMIER PACKAGINGPremier Packaging (“Premier”) is a market leader in providing innovative and secure solutions for printing and packaging. With operations based in Victor, NY and distribution facilities on both coasts of the U.S., Premier services a variety of nationally and regionally-based customers. Premier’s client list includes customers in the medical device, consumer goods, photo marketing and food industries. For more information, visit www.premiercustompkg.com.

ABOUT DOCUMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC.For over 15 years, Document Security Systems, Inc. (“DSS”) has protected corporations, financial institutions, and governments from sophisticated and costly fraud. DSS' innovative anti-counterfeit, authentication, and brand protection solutions are deployed to prevent attacks which threaten products, digital presence, financial instruments, and identification. AuthentiGuard®, the company's flagship product, provides authentication capability through a smartphone application so businesses can empower a wide range of employees, supply chain personnel, and consumers to track their brands and verify authenticity. For more information on DSS, visit www.dsssecure.com.

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Contact Information:Document Securities Systems, Inc.Investor Relations Tel: (585) 232-5440Email: ir@dsssecure.com

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