Symantec™ Code Signing Certificate
Industry-Leading Technology for Signing Code
For developers and software publishers of active content, code signing reduces error messages and builds trust in your reputation. Symantec™ Code Signing Certificates for Microsoft® Authenticode® authenticate your identity and validate code integrity.
- Digitally sign 32-bit and 64-bit user-mode (.exe, .cab, .dll, .ocx, msi, and .xpi files) and kernel-mode software
- Show customers that your code and content is safe to download
- Protect your brand and your reputation with a trusted digital signature
- Reduce the cost of maintaining code with a free timestamp
Digital Shrink Wrap to Protect Your Brand
Symantec™ Code Signing Certificates provide a virtual "shrink wrap" for secure delivery of content over the Internet. When customers download software signed with Authenticode® Technology and verified by Symantec™, they can be assured of the content source and the content integrity. Code Signing adds a level of trust to your applications and makes them harder to falsify or damage, protecting your brand and your intellectual property.
Increase Customer Confidence with Fewer Security Warnings
When Internet Explorer, Exchange, Outlook®, or other Microsoft programs encounter unsigned executables, a security warning disrupts the user or content simply fails to load. To prevent disruption, publishers who use ActiveX® controls, plug-ins and other executables should sign their code using Authenticode Technology and a Symantec™ Code Signing Certificate for Microsoft Authenticode.
Make the Most of Your Code Signing Investment
With Symantec™ Code Signing Certificates, developers select a platform, a validity period and install the certificate on their desktop or a portable device such as a USB drive. A timestamp option shows when code was signed, allowing customers to verify that the code signing certificate was valid at the time of the digital signature. Symantec™ is a trusted provider of digital certificates for Microsoft Windows® Logo programs.
The Leader in Online Trust and Security
Symantec™ supports more platforms than any other code signing provider with the most reliable infrastructure and the most trusted security brand on the Internet (Tec-Ed Whitepaper, PDF, Oct. 2007). Because Symantec™ root certificates come preinstalled on most end users' devices and embedded in most applications, the digital signature authentication and verification process is seamless and transparent to most end users.