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Extended Validation Code Signing elevates the security of code signing process to the next level by associating stringent vetting process and use of physical token. EV Code signing certificates provide complete protection for your applications from tampering, malware and theft and almost reduces the unnecessary warning messages to zero.

  • Rigorous Vetting Process - Compliance with strict validation standards pertinent to EVSSL certificate issuance from the CA/Browser Forum and Microsoft specifications conform the authenticity of the developer/publisher to the end user.
  • Two factor Authentication - Use of private key in the form of physical token and PIN to be entered for signing prevents theft or unintended use of the code signing certificate.

EV code signing certificates builds confidence on your applications by building file reputation with Microsoft's SmartScreen® Application Reputation filter, irrespective of prior reputation of the file or the publisher - meaning unnecessary warning messages are not displayed to the user by the filter.

Code Signing Certificate

Features of Code Signing Certificate

  • Extended Validation Authentication as stipulated by CA/Browser Forum and Microsoft specifications
  • Trusted by all major operating systems, browsers and mobile devices
  • Eliminates Windows warning messages when users start to install your software
  • Gives your software good reputation in Windows SmartScreenŽ Application Reputation filter
  • Delivered on secure hardware token, providing additional security and two-factor authentication
  • Supports all major 32bit/64bit formats, including Microsoft Authenticode ( user mode files (.exe, .cab, .dll, .ocx, .msi, .xpi, and .xap) and kernel-mode software), Adobe Air, Apple applications and plug-ins, Java, MS Office Macro and VBA, Mozilla object files and Microsoft Silverlight applications

Key Benefits

Authenticity

Ensures authenticity and integrity of the code, helping you preserve your business reputation and intellectual property.

Digital ID's allow customers to identify the author of digitally signed code and contact them should an issue or query arise.

Builds Reputation

EV code signing certificates give your software an immediate reputation boost in Microsoft SmartScreen filter which isn't given to regular code signing certs.

Customer Confidence

Mitigates warning messages from Microsoft's SmartScreen® Application Reputation filter and maximizes user confidence.

Seamless Integration with Industry-Standard Technology

Most browsers will not accept action commands from downloaded code unless the code is signed by a certificate from a trusted Certificate Authority, such as Comodo.

Unmatched Support

24/7 support from trained technicians in Comodo

What is the difference between EV Code Signing and 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 Comodo Digital IDs?

Microsoft Authenticode relies on industry standard cryptography techniques such as X.509 v3 certificates and PKCS #7 and #10 signature standards. These are proven cryptography protocols, which ensure a robust implementation of code signing technology.

A certificate for Microsoft Authenticode uses a digital signature to assure users of the origin and integrity of software. In a digital signature, the private key generates the signature, and the corresponding public key validates it. To save time, the Authenticode protocols use a cryptographic digest, which is a one-way hash of the document.

For more about the Code Signing process and the HTTPS protocol, refer to the SSL Tutorial from the Comodo Certificate Authority

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Vegard Ulvang
04/05/2016
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Relevant product

I think this is a highly specialized product for software developers to secure their codes and content in the wild, wild world of internet. It has everything you need to keep hackers at bay.

Hagadone
04/04/2016
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Software Protection

Good protection for my software, and customers are trusting the certificate. Whew! Protecting my software seems to be more tough than selling the product.

Wang
04/04/2016
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More downloads, Better Revenue

Getting Code Signing for my App code led to more downloads and this led to more revenue. So, this shows the importance of Code Signing and the preference among customers for Code Signed software.

Chun
04/03/2016
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Content security guaranteed

I am a code artisan and I post a lot of codes in its nascent stage to collaborate with other coders and likely to sale it for profit. Any tampering is unimaginable and devastating. Thanks for Comodo code signing certificate, it's not going to happen soon.

Nick Blackburn
04/03/2016
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Perfect Authenticity

It helps me prove that my software is a genuine to use. With Comodo code signing certificate I am able to protect my software from malware interference