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Establish trust in your programs with EV Code Signing Certificates.
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.
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.
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.
The single certificate evaluates new and reassesses old code and publishers to build reputation on Windows 8.0 and up.
Through exhaustive source vetting and the removal of Microsoft SmartScreen warning messages, Code Signing maximizes user confidence.
With Sectigo’s trusted Certificate Authority, browsers will accept action commands from download codes that would otherwise be denied.
The certificate comes with 24/7 support from Sectigo’s trained technicians.
|EV Code Signing Certificate||Code Signing Certificate|
|Involves stringent vetting process for issuance||Involves standard vetting process|
|Uses private key stored in encrypted hardware token and requires PIN to be entered while signing||Uses private key locally stored in developer's workstation|
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.