Extended Validation (EV) Code Signing Certificates consist of all the standard benefits of a regular digitally signed code along with a tough hardware security requirement and vetting process and so your users and customers can have even greater confidence in the integrity of your software applications. Digicert EV Code Signing Certificate is the premium and high-assurance digital certificates. DigiCert provides trusted EV Code Signing Certificates, SSL, device certificates, private and managed PKI deployments for the trending IoT market for years. DigiCert was founded almost fifteen years ago and they have been making an effort to discover a better way to provide an improved authentication on the internet. They have been striving to find an easier way to offer tailored solutions for their customer’s needs. Now they have also added Symantec experience and talent to their legacy and innovation to find a more efficient way to lead the industry forward and build a greater trust in identity and digital interfaces.
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The EV Code signing digital certificate is highly recommended for software publishers, here are some of its features:
DigiCert stores an encrypted token containing the private key on a USB device which the user will receive after the purchase of the certificate. Only users who have the USB device can sign code with their EV signing certificate thereby providing enhanced security and reinforced authentication for your software.
DigiCert adds an additional timestamp which means that your timestamp will be valid even after the original EV code signing certificate has expired. If you do not have a timestamp, your signature expires when the certificate expires and it would require you to re-sign your code.
Automatic SmartScreen reputation-
Microsoft’s SmartScreen Application Reputation filter reduces warning messages and thereby increases brand reputation and end-user trust.
Support for hardware security modules-
DigiCert EV code signing certificates can be installed on HSMs. That will give you more control over your private keys and certificates. Anyone working in your organization and who has authorized access to the HSM can use the stored certificate to sign code.
Universal platform compatibility-
Once you purchase these EV code signing certificates, there is no need to reissue your certificate to sign code for a different platform (e.g., Kernel Model, Authenticode etc.)
Strict vetting process - Applicants for an EV Code Signing certificates have to go through a tougher application process than regular code signing certificates. In addition to verifying the publisher’s company name, other enterprise information, such as jurisdiction and physical address, the application is vetted. This rigorous verification process makes it much more difficult for malware developers tamper with or impersonate and obtain a fake code signing credential to use for signing malware under the disguise of a legitimate development company.
Certificate stored on USB token - regular code signing certificates reside locally on a developer’s machine, but all DigiCert EV Code Signing certificates are stored on cryptographic tokens. This makes it much harder for a third party to steal or copy the private signing key and use it to distribute malicious software under the identity the real software publisher or certificate holder.
You can turn the common obstacles of SSL CSR creation and SSL certificate installation into smoother and easier processes by using the Digicert certificate utility for Windows.
They have the best technical support team in the business. So, the users won't have to face long phone queues or wait times. They have support experts available 24/7 to answer any of the user’s questions.
DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificates let the user sign any code they want no matter what platform they might be using, including Apple applications, Adobe AIR files, Microsoft Authenticode and Kernel Mode and Java files and applets.
DigiCert has been providing trusted code signing certificates, SSL certificates, and related SSL management tools to tens of thousands of the largest brands in the world for many decades. They have an overall experience about the industry