Comodo EV Code Signing

Comodo EV Code Signing Certificate @ $295.99

Increase Microsoft SmartScreen Score and Build Brand Reputation Using Comodo EV Code Signing Certificate

Comodo EV Code Signing certificate is an advanced version of standard code signing certificate that provides all the benefits of OV Code Signing certificate and the extra benefit of instant recognition from Microsoft SmartScreen Filter. For instance, it provides complete information about your company, like address, within the embedded digital signature. It's the most valued Code Signing certificate that helps increase sales and conversion while boosting user confidence. In addition, it instantly removes all the warning messages encountered by users during download and installation.

Comodo EV Code Signing certificate provides you the ability to sign your 32 and 64-bit software, executable programs, device drivers while offering a higher level of trust for your software users. Likewise, it comes with the private key separately stored on an external device, which you can use like two-factor authentication that gives you full control over who can code sign software and who can't.

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EV SSL Validation Extended Validation
Unlimited SSL Reissuance Two-Factor Authentication
Unlimited App Signing Unlimited App Signing
Boost Publisher Integrity Boost Publisher Integrity

Specifications of Comodo EV Code Signing Certificate

  • Maintains the authenticity of your software.
  • Instant confidence and assurance to the customer that software is safe to download and install.
  • Makes a trustworthy distribution outlet.
  • Compatible with all the major platforms like Microsoft, Java, Mozilla object files, Adobe AIR, and much more.
  • Increases your sales and conversion rate.
  • Secures your integrity as a software developer/publisher.

Comodo EV Code Signing Certificate Price Comparison

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Options for Multiple Years Max 3 years Max 3 years Max 3 years Max 3 years
Issuance Time 4-8 Business Days 4-8 Business Days 4-8 Business Days 4-8 Business Days
Encryption Strength SHA – 2, Up to 256-bits SHA – 2, Up to 256-bits SHA – 2, Up to 256-bits SHA – 2, Up to 256-bits
CSR/RSA Key Length 3072-bit or 4096-bit 3072-bit or 4096-bit 3072-bit or 4096-bit 3072-bit or 4096-bit
Device Ubiquity More than 99% More than 99% More than 99% More than 99%
Validation Type Standard Validation Extended Validation Standard Validation Extended Validation
Validation Methods Phone Call & Basic Business Validation Phone Call & Business Validation Phone Call & Basic Business Validation Phone Call & Business Validation
Instant Reputation w/ MS Smartscreen Filter No Yes No Yes
Delivery Modes USB token USB token USB token USB token
Time Stamp N/A N/A N/A N/A
Malware Scan N/A N/A N/A N/A
Free Vulnerability Check N/A N/A N/A N/A
Technical Support N/A N/A N/A N/A
Warranty N/A N/A N/A N/A
Refund Policy Within First 30 – Days Within First 30 – Days Within First 30 – Days Within First 30 – Days
Visible Trust Indicator Digital Signature Digital Signature with Company Name Digital Signature Digital Signature with Company Name
Java Signing N/A N/A N/A N/A
Microsoft Authenticode Signing N/A N/A N/A N/A
MS Office Document Signing N/A N/A N/A N/A
Windows Vista x64 kernel-mode signing N/A N/A N/A N/A
Adobe Air Signing N/A N/A N/A N/A
Microsoft Office VBA signing N/A N/A N/A N/A

Benefits of Comodo EV Code Signing Certificate

SmartScreen Warning Removal

SmartScreen Warning Removal

Comodo EV Code Signing Certificate perfectly complies with the Microsoft Defender SmartScreen policies, due to which software users don't encounter any warning and experience an impeccable installation procedure. As a result, your software gets recommendations, improving productivity and revenue.

Code Signing Timestamping

Unlimited Signing & Timestamping

With an EV Code Signing Certificate from Comodo, you can sign and timestamp as many executable files as you want. With your digital signs, operating systems will treat your software as authentic. With the help of timestamps, your executable files will remain secure and valid even after the certificate expiration.

SSL Validation Process

Additional Private Key Security

Comodo provides the private key for EV Code Signing Certificate in an external hardware USB or token protected with a password. It gives you dual benefits. First, it enables storing private key away from the reach of unauthorized people, and second, it helps to align with the best practice of storing the key in a FIPS-140 hardware component.

SSL Support For Multiple Files

Across Platform & File Compatibility

Using a Comodo Extended Validation Code Signing Certificate, you can digitally sign any executable file containing an application package, script, or program. Moreover, you can use it on different platforms for multiple file types, including Windows, MS Authenticode, Kernel, Java, Adobe Air, VBA, Mozilla, .ps1, .dll, .ocx, .xpi, .msi, MS Office, iOS, and more.

Unlimited SSL Reissuance

Stronger Digital Foundation

EV Code Signing Digital Certificate works as a fundamental security pillar for any software. It aids you in removing Unknown Publisher and SmartScreen warnings and fulfills the requirements of online repositories and app stores to publish the application. Moreover, it provides instant acceleration to brand reputation and moves it to the legitimate business list across digital platforms.

Meticulous EV Vetting

Meticulous EV Vetting

When you pass the Extended Validation vetting procedure, every operating system and browser understands that a third-party Certificate Authority has verified your business and you are an authorized software publisher whose applications are secure for each end-user. Only the vetting process outstands and supports you in becoming a legit organization.

Comodo EV Code Signing Certificate Delivery Methods

Beginning June 1st, 2023, it is necessary to comply with the new guidelines established by the Certificate Authority/Browser Forum for the issuance of Code Signing Certificates. These guidelines require the use of secure hardware storage devices, such as Hardware Security Modules (HSMs), Hardware storage tokens, or Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs), that meet the highest security standards like FIPS 140 Level 2, Common Criteria EAL 4+, or their equivalents, for generating, storing, and utilizing private keys.

To comply with the updated guidelines set by the Certificate Authority/Browser Forum, it is recommended to utilize USB Token for storing cryptographic keys. You can use our flexible and dependable solutions for secure key storage. These solutions are designed to seamlessly integrate into your existing workflows and offer peace of mind while maintaining efficiency.

Delivery Method 1: Get a USB Token Delivered to Your Door

We provide convenient shipping choices for both local and global locations, ensuring that the USB token reaches your doorstep with ease. Our pricing options are varied, allowing you to select the most suitable one based on your specific needs.

Token + US Delivery: For a cost-effective fee of $80.00, have the USB token securely shipped to any location within the United States.

Token + International Delivery: Developers located outside the United States can take advantage of international delivery for $110.00.

Token + Expedited US Delivery: If you require the USB token urgently within the United States, opt for expedited delivery at $120.00 to receive it promptly. Minimize potential delays and seamlessly integrate the USB token into your workflow.

Delivery Method 2: Utilize Your Own Hardware Security Module

If you already possess a certified Hardware Security Module (HSM) or USB token, leverage its capabilities for secure key storage. Ensure that your device meets the stringent security standards of at least FIPS 140-2 Level 2 or Common Criteria EAL 4+ to ensure optimal protection.

Delivery Method 3: Keep Your Private Key Safe in the Cloud

You can simplify your code signing processes using the cloud-based key storage solution without compromising security. Take advantage of the secure cloud environment equipped with Hardware Security Module (HSM) capabilities and centralize your private key storage, making it easily accessible for your distributed development teams.

Private Key Is Provided Separately When You Buy Comodo EV Code Signing Certificate

Usually, a private key comes stored on a server when you purchase an OV Code Signing certificate. However, the private key of an EV Code Signing certificate is provided separately through the mail in the form of an external hardware token.

Likewise, it also gives you full capability to control the private key like who can use and who cannot use for signing software, which also prevents the unauthorized usage of an EV Code Signing certificate.

Instant Bypass of Warning Message & Reputation With Microsoft SmartScreen Filter

Microsoft SmartScreen is quite famous for showing warning messages that many times scares away users or else sometimes, it even blocks the user from installing the software. But, if you code sign your software using the Comodo EV Code Signing certificate, it'll instantly bypass all the security warnings and create a reputation with the Microsoft SmartScreen filter. It means your customer won't face any warning, and software or an application gets installed smoothly.

EV Code Signing Certificate Addresses Weak Verification Process

EV Code Signing certificate lets an applicant undergo a more rigorous vetting process than regular code signing certificates. Along with verification of publisher's organization name, other business details like physical address, and telephone number, certificate authority like Comodo also go for other additional verification processes that make it harder for malicious hackers to get EV Code Signing certificate.

Buy or Renew Comodo EV Code Signing Certificate at Low Price

Comodo EV Code Signing Certificate follows all the industry policies and utilizes the strongest hashing and encryption mechanism to secure the software. Once you complete its vetting process, your organization gets verified as legitimate across all browsers and operating systems. In addition, it removes the SmartScreen warnings, preventing unauthorized alterations and offering a seamless user experience. Furthermore, it improves productivity as more end-users and professionals recommend your software.

  • Code Tamper-Proofing
  • SmartScreen Warning Removal
  • Brand Reputation Boost
  • High Platform Compatibility
  • Secures All Executable Files
  • Hardware Token
  • Builds User Trust
  • Improve Conversions
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Steps Required to Complete Comodo EV Code Signing Validation Process

  • Fill Enrollment Form – After you make the payment, you get an email from the certificate authority that includes the enrollment form. And, you're required to fill in all the information and send it back to the (CA) certificate authority.
  • Authentication of Your Company – Certificate authority verifies whether your organization is active and registered in the location you mentioned.
  • For How Long Company Is Operational – This step checks whether the company has been working for more than three years or not. It's similar to the above step of authenticating your company. Likewise, the certificate authority also verifies if the company details match the Online Government Data and display the company's incorporation date.
  • Verifying Physical Location – Certificate authority like Comodo asks to prove your company is presently in an active condition and registered with a physical presence within the country or state. Likewise, the certificate authority goes through the Online Government Database of your state, country, or local municipality. Finally, it verifies whether it matches precisely with the information provided in an enrollment form.
  • Verification of Telephone Number – The CA verifies your publicly listed telephone number with reputed and acceptable Telephone Directories along with a verified name of your business and corporate identifiers such as LLC, Inc and a physical address.
  • Verification of Employment – The CA goes through an Online Government Database to find the executive's name or the person provided in an enrollment form. Otherwise, the CA contacts your company's HR and makes sure that the applicant who applied for the Comodo EV Code Signing certificate is a full-time employee.
  • Final Call for Verification Before Issuance – Once the above steps are cleared, the certificate authority makes one final call for verification to the person applying for an EV Code Signing certificate. Likewise, the CA asks simple questions, and once it's completed, your EV Code Signing certificate gets issued.

For a complete guide on how to complete the validation step to get an EV Code Signing issued, talk to our validation experts through live chat, or a phone call.

How Does Comodo EV Code Signing Work?

How Does Comodo EV Code Signing Work?

Comodo EV Code Signing Certificate Compatibility

  • MS Office MS Office Macro Files & VBA 
  • MS Windows 7 & Above MS Windows 8 and 10
  • Adobe Air Adobe Air Applications
  • Mozilla Object Files Mozilla Object Files
  • Java Applications & Apples Java Applications & Applets 
  • MS Authenticode MS Authenticode & file formats like .exe, .cab, .dll, .msi, .ocx, .xap & .xpi
  • MS Office VBA MS Office Macro Files & MS Office VBA
  • Apple OS X Signing Apple OS X Signing
  • Windows 8 kernel Mode Signing Windows 8 kernel Mode Signing

Asked Questions

What is a comodo EV code signing certificate?

Comodo EV Code Signing is a top-notch solution to tamper-proof source code and bypass Windows SmartScreen Defender warnings. It only gets issued to enterprises with three years of active operability history. In addition, it aligns with all CA/B Forum standards, allowing to sign drivers and utility tools with it.

How does EV code signing certificate Work?

An EV Code Signing Certificate uses a hardware token, which you need to plugin for accessing the private key. Firstly, it hashes the source code, then fetches the private key from the token to encrypt hashed code. Lastly, the digital signature gets embedded and you receive a signed executable file.

How long does it take to issue the comodo EV code signing certificate?

After sharing all the required documents, CA will analyze their authenticity and issue you an EV certificate within 3 to 5 days.

How does the validation process work for obtaining a comodo EV code signing certificate?

The vetting process for EV Code Signing Certificate includes the following steps:

  • Step 1 : Upload the CSR.
  • Step 2 : Provide CA with all the required documents, proving business legitimacy and authorization by the government.
  • Step 3 : CA will validate all the details using registered databases.
  • Step 4 : Comodo EV Code Signing Certificate will get issued after all the verification.

How to use an EV code signing certificate?

For using an EV Code Signing Certificate, plug the USB token into the machine. Then open a utility tool, SDK with the capability to sign or any other method as per your operating system. Further, execute the commands or procedure accordingly. And your software will get signed.

What is the hardware token in EV code signing?

Hardware Token is a physical device, mostly a USB that holds the certificate-associated private key. Such tokens comply with FIPS 140 Level 2 standards to provide a secure and password-protected environment to store the key. And its primary purpose is to prevent unauthorized access over the key through network-based attacks.

What is timestamping in code signing?

Code Signing Timestamping is a built-in function of the Code Signing Certificate. It helps to integrate the time and date of signing with the signature. As a result, the system always finds the software legit, even if the certificate expires.

How to renew Comodo EV code signing certificates?

To renew the Comodo EV Code Signing Certificate, follow the below steps:

  • Step 1 : Re-purchase the certificate through CA’s or Provider’s portal.
  • Step 2 : Create a new Code Signing Request and undergo the validation process.
  • Step 3 : Wait for CA to issue the certificate.
  • Step 4 : Use the EV certificate after issuance.

What happens when the EV code signing certificate expires?

After the expiration of an EV Code Signing Certificate, you get disabled from using it for signing any executable file. And all the signed but non-timestamped software starts encountering Unknown Publisher and SmartScreen Warnings.

What is the difference between regular code signing and EV code signing?

With regular or standard Code Signing, you can only tamper-proof software, applications, and scripts. But for signing an OS Driver or utility software, you need an EV Code Signing Certificate. In addition, regular software signing takes time to boost the publisher's reputation. However, with EV signing, every digital platform instantly accepts the publisher as legit.

Is EV code signing without a hardware token possible?

No, EV Code Signing is not possible without a hardware token, as the private key used for encryption is stored in it.


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