Symantec Code Signing EV certificate

EV certificate for code signature means a breakthrough in credibility and security when signing your applications. It supplies your application with a signature, just as a usual signing certificate, and it guarantees the origin, credibility and constancy of a downloaded application to the user. However, its use is a lot safer.

The main advantage of an EV Code Signing certificate is its trouble-free and immediate credibility in Smartscreen filter in Windows. Windows will never again block your application because of low reputation in Smartscreen filter, which can happen with a common signature. EV signature is more credible, just as an EV certificate on a website is more credible than others.

Another undeniable advantage of the EV Code Signing certificate is the safety of use. The certificate and its private key are saved on a HW token, not as a PFX file on computer disc. To sign, you need the token and your password. The risk of theft and abuse of the certificate is much lower this way!

  • private key and certificate are saved on a HW token
  • reputation in Windows and Internet Explorer
  • signed application will not be blocked by a Smartscreen filter
  • signs 32-bit and 64-bit applications (.exe, .cab, .dll, .ocx, .msi, .xpi a .xap) and kernel-mode software.
  • smaller risk of theft and certificate abuse
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Recommended Use of Certificate

The certificate is useful for big software companies which need a digital signature and high protection against theft and certificate abuse. An EV Code Signing certificate is also suitable for small companies because it solves their problem with Smartscreen filter in Windows and Internet Explorer. Your customer's application will never again be blocked for its low reputation in Smartscreen filter.

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Symantec Code Signing price list

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NEW (NEW)
Price per year / CA / you save
£460.00
£460.00 / $795 / 42.1%
£770.00
£385.00 / $1249 / 38.4%
£1,000.00
£333.33 / $1739 / 42.5%
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Price per year / CA / you save
£460.00
£460.00 / $795 / 42.1%
£770.00
£385.00 / $1249 / 38.4%
£1,000.00
£333.33 / $1739 / 42.5%

Prices listed excl. VAT.

  • The Principle of EV Signature
  • Certificate detail
  • Supported platforms
  • Validation and issuance time

The Principle of EV Signature

The Benefits of EV Signature for Applications

EV Code signing is a breakthrough for all application creators. It helps your application to attain higher credibility and it prevents blocking the program in Windows Smartscreen Filter. An application signed by an EV Code Signing certificate can never be blocked by SmartScreen.

Windows Smartscreen filter blocks untrustwothy application

The application will not be blocked even if SmartScreen does not “know” it. SmartScreen can block even applications signed by an average Code Signing certificate if it does not have sufficient reputation and does not “know” it.

Another big advantage is a higher safety of use. The certificate and its private key are saved on a HW token, which you get from the certification authority.

HW token with certificate you will receive for Symantec Code Signing EV

Saving keys on a HW token protects a certificate against abuse. You do not need to save it on the computer and risk its theft. Both the certificate and the private key are saved on a token and to use them you need a password. A possible thief would have to not only physically steal the HW token but they would have to know your password for its use.

You need a HW token to sign the application. While signing it, a servicing application for the HW token appears, in which you insert the password to your private key and the application will be signed. You do not have to save the certificate on your computer and if the token is stolen, the private key is protected by a password. If the password is inserted incorrectly several times, the token is blocked. This way, password breach is eliminated (e.g. by a dictionary attack).

Application for HW token and for using the certificate

A Code Signing EV certificate and its signature brings higher security of use, a more trustworthy signature and it protects the certificate owner against theft and certificate abuse.

Displaying Certificate

After starting an application signed by a Symantec Code Signing EV certificate, introductory information about a started file comes up. More importantly, information about the company’s credibility which digitally signed the application is displayed. The detail then contains information about the date that the application was signed, details about the certification authority and other information about the issuer.

Details of Symantec Code Signing EV

Supported platforms

Depending on the platform used, you can choose the Symantec Code Signing EV certificate completely right for your purposes.

Microsoft® Authenticode®

The certificate is designed for signing .exe, .cab, .dll, .ocx, .msi, .xpi, and .xap files as well as kernel-mode applications. It is essential for getting Microsoft Windows Logo certification.

Java

The certificate is designed for Java applications for desktop and mobile devices. It signes .jar files and is supported by Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

Microsoft® Office and VBA

The certificate is designed for signing VBA objects and maker. Suitable for Microsoft Office and third-party applications using VBA.

Adobe® AIR®

It digitally signs .air or .airi files. Necessary for all applications based on AIR.

Android

This certificate is designed for signing .apk files for Android platform and for Google Play.

Microsoft Windows Phone

It digitally signs code for Windows Phone and Xbox 360. The signature is necessary to publish the application in the Microsoft App Hub service.

Qualcomm BREW

It digitally signs developer's applications BREW.

Certificate validation method

The process of issuing an SSL certificate is fully manual and comprises applicant data validation. The organization´s data is checked in the Commercial Register and the organization´s contact data is checked in public phone books. Finally, a phone call with the authorization person stated on the order is made.
If the certificate authority can't find any information publicly, it requires additional validation using forms. The time to issue the certificate increases by the time needed to make additional verifications.

Certificate issuance time

If you enter a correct CSR file to your order and make the payment online (credit card), your SSL certificate will be issued automatically in a few business days.

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