DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate

DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate

Unknown Publisher warnings

Removes Unknown Publisher warnings? Yes

Issuance Time

Time it takes to issue: 1-5 days

  • Fastest validation & issuance.
  • Private key is securely stored on a USB device.
  • Broad platform compatibility & support.

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MSRP $717.00/yr$524.66Per year27%
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DigiCert EV Code Signing Highlights

Microsoft SmartScreen & kernel-mode compatibilityMicrosoft SmartScreen & kernel-mode compatibility

Two factor authenticationTwo factor authentication via physical token and PIN

Streamlined validationStreamlined validation – get your certificate issued faster

Removes Anti-virus warning messagesRemoves OS, browser, and anti-virus warning messages

Trusted by Microsoft Smartscreen

Get rid of Microsoft Smartscreen security warnings on your software executables

Microsoft Smartscreen blocks users from accidentally installing malicious or suspicious software, but false positives are unfortunately common. New software packages are especially prone to being incorrectly blocked by Microsoft Smartscreen. Signing your software executables with a DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate gives you instant trust with Microsoft Smartscreen, ensuring that your legitimate software won’t be blocked.

Trusted by Microsoft SmartScreen

Why Choose DigiCert?

Most Trusted Certificate Authority

Most Trusted Certificate Authority

Used by Fortune 500 Companies

Used by 89% of Fortune 500 Companies

Fastest Validation

Fastest Validation & Issuance in the Industry

Industry-Leading PKI Expertise

Industry-Leading PKI Expertise & Solutions

Customer Support

24/7 Award-Winning Customer Support

Top Software Publishers

Top Software Publishers Choose DigiCert Code Signing

Thanks to faster validation and globally trusted certificates, DigiCert Code Signing is the #1 choice for top software publishers like Google, Adobe, Oracle, Norton, Github and Avast to name a few.

Features and Benefits for All EV Code Signing Certificates

Strong Key Security Strong Key Security

Includes a physical USB device with your private key stored on it. This two-factor authentication method ensures that only you can sign the certificate.

Reduce Warning Messages Reduce Warning Messages

Get rid of “Unknown Publisher, Microsoft Smartscreen, and other warning messages on your downloads — this will help download rates and your overall brand reputation.

Strict Vetting Process Strict Vetting Process

EV Certificates require publishers to go through robust guidelines specified by Microsoft & CA/Browser Forum to ensure strict security standards.

Increase Installation Rates Increase Installation Rates

By eliminating warning and error messages, you are sure to see an uptick in download rates due to the better overall user experience for your end-users.

Industry-Standard Encryption Industry-Standard Encryption

Uses SHA-2 hashing and an encrypted digital signature to ensure that your digital signature is secure and cannot be spoofed or imitated by a hacker.

Displays Organization Details Displays Organization Details

Displays visible trust indicators, like your company address, giving end-users greater trust and assurance that your organization is valid.

Meets Industry Standards Meets or Exceeds Industry Standards

NIST and CA/Browser Forum authentication standards will never be a problem because EV Code Signing Certificates meet or exceed all industry standards.

Signatures Valid Indefinitely Signatures Valid Indefinitely

With a timestamp feature, your file signature will remain 100% valid after expiration. This means your users won’t see warning messages in perpetuity!

Supported by All Major Platforms Supported by All Major Platforms

Supported by all the popular platforms you know and love. This includes Java, Adobe, Mozilla object files — just to name a few.

Supports All Major Formats Supports All Major Formats

The DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate supports all major software formats (both 32-bit & 64-bit), including .exe, .cab, .dll, .xpi, .xap, Adobe Air, VBA, and Mozilla Objects.

Unlimited File Signing Unlimited File Signing

Sign an unlimited number of executables with a single DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate, no need to buy additional certificates or pay usage licenses.

Multiple Options for CSR Generation Multiple Options for CSR Generation

Use our simple process to let the certificate authority securely generate your CSR and private key. Or, generate your own keypair on your attested HSM.

Microsoft Windows Driver Signing Microsoft Windows Driver Signing

This EV certificate can sign drivers for Windows 10 and up, including signing for kernel-mode and Windows Hardware Developer Center.

DigiCert EV Code Signing Features and Benefits

The Industry Leader The Industry Leader in Digital Trust

DigiCert is helping create the next generation of digital trust through their leadership at the CA/Browser Forum, IETF, W3C, ASCX9, PCI Council, SAE, NIST NCCoE, and other groups.

Faster Validation Faster Validation

DigiCert’s streamlined validation process means less hassle and quicker issuance compared to other EV certificates. Get your certificate issued as quickly as a few hours.

Secures 89% of Fortune 500 Companies Trusted by 89% of the Fortune 500

DigiCert has been chosen by 89% of Fortune 500 companies and 97% of the top 100 global banks for a reason – DigiCert’s dependable, trusted PKI.

Reduced Paperwork Requirements Reduced Paperwork Requirements

DigiCert’s streamlined validation process means less paperwork and hassle for you to get your certificate issued.

Smart Screen

Will Remove SmartScreen Warnings?: Yes

Delivery Method

Delivery Method: Physical mail

Issuance Time

Issuance Time:1-7 Days

Publisher Warning

Will Remove Unknown Publisher Warnings?: Yes

Private Key

Private Key: Stored on an external physical device

Supported Platforms:

  • win-pane Microsoft Authenticode
  • win-pane Microsoft Windows
  • Java Java
  • logo-aair Adobe Air
  • Silverlight Microsoft Silverlight
  • Mozilla Object Files Mozilla Object files
  • win-pane Microsoft software formats (32 & 64 bit) including:
    • Kernel Software
    • Microsoft Office & VBA
    • Windows Driver Signing

Get your certificate issued faster with our validation concierge.

Let one of our code signing experts help you fast-track your paperwork so you can get validated sooner.

  • We’ll help you identify the simplest paperwork option for your country and get the necessary forms completed and submitted for validation
  • Have a question about the code signing process? Our support team is ready to help you 24/7 via phone, chat, or email.
  • Hit a problem with the validation process? One of our code signing experts will help you troubleshoot the issue and fix it as quickly as possible.
Validation Concierge Agent

Jacqueline SherrillValidation Concierge Agent

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