Extended Validation Code Signing
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Now available from Symantec, 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.
Symantec EV Code Signing provides the highest level of authentication available for a code signing certificate. Because EV authentication standards require a strict issuance and management process established by the CA/Browser Forum, EV Code Signing certificates provide an extra layer of protection for software developers and consumers. Unlike standard code signing certificates, EV certificates require a hardware token and associated PIN in order to sign code, introducing a more secure physical factor of authentication to the signing process. Introduction of this hardware element to the code signing process makes EV Code Signing certificate theft much more difficult, allowing browsers, operating systems, and users to be more confident in the identity of the developer and the integrity of the application. Due to more stringent developer authentication and more secure code signing, an application signed with an EV Code Signing certificate can be recognized and treated differently than an application with a traditional digital signature or lacking a digital signature.
The EV Code Signing process can also provide reputation service within browsers, operating systems and security software an additional source of confidence in applications signed with EV Code Signing certificates. For this product launch, we have partnered with Microsoft to integrate EV Code Signing certificate status with their SmartScreen® reputation services in Internet Explorer and Windows 8. 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. You can refer to Microsoft's developer pages for more information on SmartScreen reputation services in Internet Explorer and Windows 8.
Users can have more confidence when downloading applications from developers who have taken advantage of Symantec’s EV Code Signing Certificates. When users download your application they can feel safe, knowing that they are downloading an application from a developer that is trusted by Symantec, the world’s leading Certificate Authority.


  • Integration with SmartScreen Application Reputation services
  • Extended Validation Authentication
  • Hardware Token and PIN Included in Signing Process
  • Digitally sign 32-bit and 64-bit user-mode (.exe, .cab, .dll, .ocx, .msi, .xpi, and .xap files) and kernel-mode software
  • Free 24/7 Support


  • Help Establish Reputation in Internet Explorer and Windows 8 – established reputation can result in fewer warning messages when users try to run your application
  • Increased User Confidence - Extended Validation authentication means that users can be more confident in your identity and the integrity of your application
  • 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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Certificate Options

  Pricing Special Introductory Offer Pricing
1 Year Extended Validation $995 $795 (20% off)
2 year Extended Validation $1,790 $1,249 (30% off)
3 year Extended Validation $2,585 $1,549 (40% off)

Note: All prices are in U.S. dollars.

System Requirements

Operating Systems:

Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 (32/64-bit versions of each). [Note that there is no support for Windows XP to install the certificate on your token. However, once the certificate is installed, Windows XP may be used to sign code.


Microsoft Internet Explorer v 7+. [Note that there is no support for IE 6 or lower]

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