Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate @ $295.99
Distribute Your Software With Premium Level of Trust Indicator Using Sectigo EV Code Signing
Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate is the premium code signing certificate that offers the highest level of security and trust indicators to boost user trust and confidence. It provides the highest level of security standards that helps prevent warning messages that users get during the software's download or installation. Similarly, it also offers instant recognition from the Microsoft SmartScreen Filter, due to which user experiences flawless download/installation process.
Provided by the globally known CA (Certificate Authority), the Sectigo EV Code Signing certificate shows trust indicators like company information, giving away messages that software hasn't been tampered with since its signing and coming from the trusted source.
Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate Price Comparison
|Subscription||Comodo Code Signing Starts @ Buy Now||Comodo EV Code Signing Starts @ Buy Now||Sectigo Code Signing Starts @ Buy Now||Sectigo EV Code Signing Starts @ Buy Now|
|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|
|Free Vulnerability Check|
|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|
|Microsoft Authenticode Signing|
|MS Office Document Signing|
|Windows Vista x64 kernel-mode signing|
|Adobe Air Signing|
|Microsoft Office VBA signing|
Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate Features & Benefits
Boost Microsoft SmartScreen Score
Once the software is signed with the Sectigo EV Code Signing certificate, it'll get immediate recognition from the notorious Microsoft SmartScreen Filter, famous for warning users. It means you can stay assured your software won't go through any warning messages if any user tries downloading or installing from the time you signed your software.
Private Key Is Provided Separately
Unlike a standard code signing certificate, the private key is given separately in an HSM device that works like two-factor authentication. Likewise, it helps prevent unauthorized usage risks while providing total control over who can access your EV Code Signing certificate for signing software and applications.
Shows Company Name & Address
Once your software is signed with an EV Code Signing certificate, users will be able to verify its authenticity with trust indicators like company name and address embedded with the digital signature.
Timestamp to Keep Signature Valid
Sectigo EV Code Signing certificate is issued with a Timestamping feature that lets you timestamp your signature at the time of code signing your software. It means your timestamped signature will be considered valid even after your EV Code Signing certificate expires. Likewise, users won't face any warning messages.
Compatibility With Different File Formats
Sectigo EV Code Signing certificate allows you to sign software and applications developed using 32-bit and 64-bit file formats with ease.
Once your Sectigo EV Code Signing certificate gets issued, you have the timeframe of 30-days in which you can cancel your issued certificate if you want, and you'll get a 100% refund. However, you can cancel your EV Code Signing certificate even after thirty days, but you won't get any refund.
Sectigo 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.
How Does Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate Work?
Go through the below image that shows how your issued Sectigo EV Code Signing certificate works:
Once your software is developed and ready, you should go ahead and hash it using a hashing function, and an EV Code Signing certificate does the same. It uses its mathematical hash function to hash the software, making it tamper-proof. Likewise, if the correct hash value isn't generated at the time of downloading software, the browser will get to know about it and get the message that the software isn't safe and compromised.
Further, with an EV Code Signing certificate, you'll require inserting an external HSM token that includes a private key. And you can additionally use that private key for code signing and timestamping your software or an application. Similarly, a digital signature that's embedded with the software gives the message of software authenticity to the browser and users.
Once your software is hashed, signed & timestamped, you can go ahead and distribute it for downloading on third-party software publishing portals. Similarly, whenever someone downloads your software, their browser will be acknowledged about the software publisher and will be able to decide whether the software is trustworthy or not.
Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate Compatibility
- MS Office Macro Files & VBA
- MS Windows 8 and 10
- Adobe Air Applications
- Mozilla Object Files
- Java Applications & Applets
MS Authenticode & file formats like .exe, .cab, .dll, .msi, .ocx, .xap & .xpi
- MS Office Macro Files & MS Office VBA
Apple OS X Signing
Windows 8 kernel Mode Signing
What is the Sectigo EV code signing certificate?
Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate is an avant-garde software signing solution, that prevents attackers from modifying source code. In addition, it aligns software with necessary standards and allows the publication of the application on multiple online stores. Moreover, you can also use it for building a business reputation and eliminating installation warnings.
How does EV code signing certificate Work?
EV Code Signing Certificate uses encryption and hashing algorithms to make software secure. It uses hashing to convert source code into an unreadable format. And to solidify the security, it encrypts the hash value. After it, the signature gets embedded and the developer/publisher receives the signed executable file.
How long does it take to issue a Sectigo EV code signing certificate?
Within a period of 3 to 5 days, Sectigo CA verifies your business details and issues an EV Code Signing Certificate.
How does the validation process work for obtaining a Sectigo EV code signing certificate?
The EV validation is very seamless. You have to submit CSR (Code Signing Request), documents, and your details. Further, Certificate Authority will assess them. And if everything seems to be correct, EV Certificate will get issued.
How to use an EV code signing certificate?
EV Code Signing only works after you plug the Hardware Token into the system. Make sure that certificate is installed on the same machine. After it, open the signing utility tool, follow the procedure and execute commands/operations accordingly. And your executable file will get signed.
What is the hardware token in EV code signing?
A hardware token is a storage device in compliance with FIPS 140 Level 2 standards. It stores the private key associated with an EV Code Signing Certificate. Whenever you execute a command to sign software, an EV certificate fetches the key from such token and then performs encryption.
What is timestamping in code signing?
Code Signing Timestamping is a functionality to publish software with its signing date and time. When you digitally sign software, you get the option to timestamp it too. Due to it, the application remains valid even after the expiration of the Code Signing Certificate.
How to renew Sectigo EV code signing certificates?
Renewing a Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate is a smooth and instant task. You only have to re-purchase the certificate, create and upload a CSR and undergo the EV vetting process. Later on, CA will issue you a certificate, aiding to make source code tamper-proof.
What happens when an EV code signing certificate expires?
If you haven’t timestamped your executable files, systems will treat them as illegit after certificate expiration. But, if you do timestamp, then all files will retain their legit status.
What is the difference between regular code signing and EV code signing?
Regular Code Signing Certificates involve IV and OV levels, which can help you with signing only software, applications, and scripts. However, EV Code Signing is the only one that enables you to sign OS drivers. Also, EV builds a brand reputation in just a few minutes as soon as you sign up using it. Whereas, with a regular code signing certificate, reputation takes time to grow.
Further, with an EV certificate, you can assure the elimination of SmartScreen Warnings. But, with regular, it's not the case. IV and OV Certificates still arise the possibility of encountering SmartScreen alerts.
Is EV code signing without a hardware token possible?
No, you cannot use an EV Code Signing Certificate without a hardware token. The token contains the private key, which is the fundamental requirement of an EV certificate.
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