EV Code Signing Certificates From DigiCert Raise the Bar on
Code Signing Security
LINDON, Utah, Aug. 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DigiCert, Inc., a
leading online security provider for many of the most recognized brands
and web sites in the world, today announced a major breakthrough in
application code security with the availability of Extended Validation
Code Signing Certificates.
EV Code Signing Certificates from DigiCert must adhere to strict
validation procedures from the CA/Browser Forum and Microsoft
specifications. In addition to passing through DigiCert's thorough and
rigorous review, EV Code Signing customers employ hardware to receive
and install their certificate.
Additionally, EV Code Signing Certificates from DigiCert can enable
code developers for Windows 8, Internet Explorer 9 and Internet
Explorer 10 to immediately establish initial reputation with
SmartScreen reputation services even if no prior reputation exists for
that file or publisher. SmartScreen simplifies trust decisions by only
providing warnings for applications without established reputation. EV
Code Signing Certificates also help ensure that as developers renew
their certificates, the reputation established with the original
certificate remains intact across renewals.
"DigiCert's EV Code Signing Certificates can be trusted by Microsoft
SmartScreen reputation services starting today, meaning that
application developers can establish reputation in Windows 8 and
Internet Explorer 9 and 10 immediately," said DigiCert CEO Nicholas
Hales. "Additionally, developers can rely upon DigiCert as a
code-signing partner committed to high assurance and customer support
to take care of any needs they might have throughout the lifecycle of
Continued Hales, "The additional safeguards afforded developers who
sign their code with EV Code Signing Certificates include two-factor
authentication with a physical token, which provides an improved
barrier against malware and other attacks."
"We are pleased to support the certificate authority industry's
introduction of Extended Validation Code Signing Certificates as a step
forward to help ensure developer identity, code signing security and
user safety," said Microsoft General Manager -- Safety Services, John
Scarrow. "These new certificates provide deep verification of developer
identity and, in addition, require a hardware element to further secure
the code signing process. Given these advances, EV signed applications
can immediately establish reputation with Microsoft's SmartScreen
Application Reputation services in Internet Explorer 9, Internet
Explorer 10 and Windows 8."
DigiCert EV Code Signing customers gain access to an array of free
training and tools as well as the company's award-winning customer
support team. EV Code Signing certificates from DigiCert are available
at http://www.digicert.com/code-signing/ for licensing of up to three
years and for as little as $316 per year on multi-year certificates.
About DigiCert, Inc.
DigiCert is a premier online trust provider of enterprise security
solutions with an emphasis on authentication, PKI and high-assurance
digital certificates. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, DigiCert is
trusted by a continually growing clientele of about 60,000 of the
world's leading government, finance, education and Fortune 500(R)
organizations. DigiCert has been recognized for its excellence in
customer support and the workplace, and was applauded for its
value-added product features with the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Customer
Value Enhancement Award for SSL Certificates. For the latest news and
updates on DigiCert, visit www.digicert.com, like DigiCert on
Facebook(R) or follow Twitter(R) handle @digicert.
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