DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate
Protect Your Software & Remove Microsoft SmartScreen® Warnings
Removes SmartScreen warnings? Yes
Removes Unknown Publisher warnings? Yes
Time it takes to issue: 1-5 days
- Fastest validation & issuance.
- Private key is securely stored on a USB device.
- Broad platform compatibility & support.
DigiCert EV Code Signing Highlights
Microsoft SmartScreen & kernel-mode compatibility
Two factor authentication via physical token and PIN
Streamlined validation – get your certificate issued faster
Removes 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.
Why Choose DigiCert?
Most Trusted Certificate Authority
Used by 89% of Fortune 500 Companies
Fastest Validation & Issuance in the Industry
Industry-Leading PKI Expertise & Solutions
24/7 Award-Winning Customer Support
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
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
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
EV Certificates require publishers to go through robust guidelines specified by Microsoft & CA/Browser Forum to ensure strict security standards.
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.
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 visible trust indicators, like your company address, giving end-users greater trust and assurance that your organization is valid.
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
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 the popular platforms you know and love. This includes Java, Adobe, Mozilla object files — just to name a few.
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
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
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
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 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.
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.
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
DigiCert’s streamlined validation process means less paperwork and hassle for you to get your certificate issued.
Will Remove SmartScreen Warnings?: Yes
Delivery Method: Physical mail
Issuance Time:1-7 Days
Will Remove Unknown Publisher Warnings?: Yes
Private Key: Stored on an external physical device
- Microsoft Authenticode
- Microsoft Windows
- Adobe Air
- Microsoft Silverlight
- Mozilla Object files
- Microsoft software formats (32 & 64 bit) including:
- EXE, MSI, CAB, DLL, OCX
- 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.
Jacqueline SherrillValidation Concierge Agent
What customers are saying about our support team…
I am satisfied that your agent has solved the problems that plagued me for ten days. I did not understand the cause that generated the problem. At the next renewal I will seek your direct help.
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Joel was helpful and proactive in providing support. Couldn’t ask for better!
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Agent answered my question even though I cancelled. I ended up making another order.
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