EV Code Signing
Extended Validation code signing certificates comply to strict extended validation standards (EV Guidelines) of the CA/Browser Forum and to Microsoft specifications. A Code signing certificate enables you to sign your software and ActiveX applications digitally. The signature guarantees the identity of the the author and the integrity of the software. For some applications a EV Code Signing certificate is recommended or required.
EV Code Signing certificates have an added benefit of providing instant reputation with Microsoft SmartScreen. The signature is trusted directly and prevents SmartScreen warnings. Standard Code Signing certificates must build up reputation with the SmartScreen program before SmartScreen warnings disappear.
Windows driver signing
EV Code Signing certificates are required for accessing the Windows Hardware Developer Center Dashboard Portal, through which all kernel-mode drivers targeting Windows 10 must be signed.
EV Code Signing Certificates can only be delivered on a secure USB hardware token. An encrypted USB token is used for secure authentication. We offer this certificate from GlobalSign, GlobalSign includes a SafeNet eToken 5100 with the certificates.