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Symantec Extended Validation Code Signing

The #1 Code Signing Provider to Developers and Publishers Worldwide

Extended Validation (EV) Code Signing offers a more secure process of signing code, allows for greater confidence in the integrity of your application, and provides a more frictionless experience for users downloading your application. Programs signed with an EV Code Signing certificate can immediately establish reputation with SmartScreen® reputation services in Internet Explorer and Windows®.

The EV Code Signing process can provide reputation service within browsers, operating systems, and security software an additional source of confidence in applications signed with EV Code Signing certificates. Symantec has partnered with Microsoft to integrate EV Code Signing certificate status with their SmartScreen® reputation services in Internet Explorer and Windows®.

Programs signed by an EV Code Signing certificate can immediately establish reputation with SmartScreen reputation services even if no prior reputation exists for that file or publisher. This means there are potentially fewer warning messages when a user tries to run your application. It is also required for all new kernel and user mode drivers released on Windows 10 platform.

Key Features

  • Highest level of organizational authentication
  • Hardware token and PIN to protect your keys
  • Extended Validation reputation for Microsoft’s Smartscreen® filter
  • Required for user-mode and kernel-mode drivers on Windows 10
  • SHA-256 algorithm, compliant with Microsoft’s SHA-1 deprecation plan
  • Free 24/7 Support

Key Benefits

  • Build reputation and increase user confidence – Symantec’s partnership with Microsoft helps you establish reputation in Windows and Internet Explorer
  • Comply with Microsoft SHA-1 deprecation plan – Microsoft plans to discontinue support for code signing certificates with a SHA-1 algorithm and EV code signing certificates are only available with SHA-256
  • More Secure Code Signing – The necessary hardware token and PIN involved in the signing process mean that your EV code signing certificate can only be used by the designated developer at his workstation
  • World Class Customer Support that you can depend on from Symantec

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