EV Code Signing

Establish trust in your programs with EV Code Signing Certificates.

As low as $299 / year

Prices in US Dollars / USD

Why choose an EV Code Signing Certificate?

Through the Code Signing process, software developers and publishers can encrypt and sign their code, safeguarding it from interception and adulteration by hackers.

Extended Validation (EV) Code Signing certificates take security to the next level with a thorough vetting process and two-factor signing authentication. EV Code Signing certificates fully protect applications from tampering, malware, and theft — reducing unnecessary warning messages to almost zero.

  • Rigorous Vetting Process: Complies with strict CA/Browser Forum validation standards and Microsoft specifications that confirm the authenticity of the developer/publisher to the end user.
  • Two Factor Authentication: Prevents theft or unintended code signing use through a private key in the form of physical token and manual PIN entry.

While most browsers and Microsoft SmartScreen apps display warning messages when downloading programs from unvetted sources, EV Code Signing certificates thoroughly verify the publisher first, meaning the program is safe and you won’t have to deal with pesky warning messages.

Features & Benefits


The digital ID confirms a code’s authenticity and integrity, and gives customers the ability to directly contact the code’s author with any issues.

Builds Reputation

The single certificate evaluates new and reassesses old code and publishers to build reputation on Windows 8.0 and up.

Customer Confidence

Through exhaustive source vetting and the removal of Microsoft SmartScreen warning messages, Code Signing maximizes user confidence.

Seamless Integration with Industry-standard Technology

With Sectigo’s trusted Certificate Authority, browsers will accept action commands from download codes that would otherwise be denied.

Unmatched Support

The certificate comes with 24/7 support from Sectigo’s trained technicians.

What Is the Difference Between EV Code Signing and Standard Code Signing?

EV Code Signing CertificateCode Signing Certificate
Involves stringent vetting process for issuanceInvolves standard vetting process
Uses private key stored in encrypted hardware token and requires PIN to be entered while signingUses private key locally stored in developer's workstation

How Does Authenticode Work with Sectigo Digital IDs?

Microsoft Authenticode relies on proven, industry-standard cryptography techniques — such as X.509 v3 certificates, and PKCS #7 and #10 signature standards — ensuring a robust code signing implementation.

Microsoft Authenticode certificates use a digital signature to assure users of the software’s origin and integrity. Plus, Authenticode protocols save time by utilizing a one-way cryptographic digest, without the need for a corresponding public key signature.