How Code Signing Certificates Work

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Why do I require a Comodo code signing certificate?

When customers purchase software at an online store, the origin of the software is evident. If downloaded via the Internet the same software isn’t so safe to be trusted. Anyone who plans to distribute software or content via the Internet could be at risk of having their software altered, impersonated, and re-hosted by malicious third-party users. Certificates that sign code immediately notify users that they can be confident about the download of software by verifying the integrity of the code and the legitimacy of the business.

Digital Signatures

Code Signing Certificates that are signed by using digital signatures permit you to provide details about yourself as well as your code. This way, end users downloading Code Signed Active X controls and dynamic link libraries .cab files, or HTML web pages from your website can be sure that the it is truly yours as the developer and hasn’t changed or altered after it was written and signed.

Guarded against Tampering

The digital signature gives enough details to verify the signer, as well as to verify that the software is not later modified. Signing Certificates with Code Signing Certificates permit content creators as well as the software developer to sign own content which includes macros, software objects device drivers firmware images and virus updates configuration files or other kinds of content to ensure safe transmission over the Internet.

The benefits of having Comodo’s Code Signing Certification

Digitally sign 32-bit or 64 bit Portable Executable
(.exe, .ocx, .dll or other)or .cab files
Establish a trusted retail outlet
No matter where they download your website, your customers can be certain that they’re receiving genuine software
Ensure authenticity
It assures users that they are aware of who the creator of the software is.
Be sure to maintain integrity
Verifies that the code hasn’t been altered since publication.
Widely loved and
It is compatible with Microsoft Authenticode, Adobe Air, Java, Microsoft Office, Apple, Mozilla, Silverlight, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows XP

Who needs a Code? Signing digital ID?

When customers purchase software at an online store, the origin of that software is evident. When it is downloaded on the Internet the same software isn’t so safe to be trusted. Anyone who plans to share code or content via the Internet is at risk of having their product altered, impersonated, and hosted by malicious third parties. Certificates that sign code immediately notify users that they can be confident about the download of software by confirming the integrity of code and the legitimacy of the business.

Verifies the identity of the publisher
Verifies the authenticity of the content
Software is protected from interference
Enhances customer confidence
Improves software downloads
Avoids Windows error messages
Guards the image of the software publisher
Develops a trusted software distribution channel

Why should you choose Comodo?

Comodo is a top global provider of trust and security products for Internet with over 150,000 customers spread across 100 countries. Comodo provides essential trust services via an array of patent-pending solutions for identity verification and digital e-commerce that are distinguished by the low TCO. With the Comodo Digital Trust Lab (DTL), Comodo is helping enterprises across the globe ensure their brand’s integrity building trust with customers and confidence in online e-commerce as well as achieving efficiencies across all of their online operations. Comodo’s top-of-the-line solutions, which are scalable, include integrated web hosting management tools and infrastructure security services. digital e-business solutions, digital certification security of identity, privacy for customers and security solutions for managing vulnerabilities.

A Single Code Signature Certificate for All of These Platforms!

Windows 8 and 10

Microsoft Authenticode Code Sign any Microsoft format (32 and 64 bit) EXE, DLL OCX, MSI, CAB and kernel software.

Adobe AIR Code Sign any AIR application.

Microsoft Office Code Sign any MS Office Macro or VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) file.

Java Code Sign any JAR applet

Mozilla Code Sign any Mozilla Object file.

Apple Code Sign Apple Mac software for Mac OS 9 and OSX

Microsoft Silverlight Sign any Microsoft Silverlight application or XAF file.

Comodo is a top global supplier of trust and assurance solutions for Internet with over 150,000 customers spread across 100 countries. Comodo offers essential trust services via an array of patent-pending solutions for identity verification and digital e-commerce, all distinguished by the low TCO. With the Comodo Digital Trust Lab (DTL), Comodo is helping enterprises all over the world to safeguard the integrity of their brands building trust with customers and confidence in the world of digital commerce and enhancing the efficiency of the digital aspects of their operations. Comodo’s top-of-the-line solutions, which are scalable, include integrated solutions for managing web hosting as well as infrastructure security services digital e-business and identity assurance, digital certification as well as customer privacy and security solutions for managing vulnerabilities.