To prevent tampering or compromise of applications by unauthorized parties, software developers digitally sign their programs with EV code signing certificates.
SSL.com Extended Validation Code Signing certificates offer the highest level of authentication and security available in signing code, resulting in more trust and higher download counts of your signed applications.
Programs signed with an SSL.com EV Code Signing certificate immediately work with Internet Explorer and Windows® SmartScreen® reputation services. For device driver publishers, an EV Code Signing certificate is REQUIRED as a first step for Windows Kernel Mode Signing (see Windows Kernel Mode Signing Policy for more details).
Why Buy EV Code Signing Certificate?
Highest organizational authentication assurance
Company name, address and organization type displayed in the certificate
Signature and time stamping does not expire once certificate expires
Certificate stored on FIPS hardware token prevents key duplication
Immediate Extended Validation reputation with Microsoft SmartScreen®
2-factor authentication through hardware token and PIN combination