With public concern for online security at an all-time high, people are no longer willing to download software without proof that it's legitimate. With a Code Signing Certificate, software developers and other content publishers can 'sign' their code, thereby reassuring customers it's the real thing.
Code signing adds a digital signature to the software's executable code, validating that the code comes from you. When an end-user attempts to download your content, a dialog box will appear identifying you as the publisher. Any alteration of the original code breaks the digital signature, alerting potential users that the content is not to be trusted.
Supports Microsoft Authenticode and Java and allows publishers to sign .exe, .cab, .dll, and .ocx files; Java Applets and MIDlets; Microsoft® Office documents with macros; and other types of files that support digital signatures. Code Signing Certificates are perfect for software publishers and content providers of ActiveX controls, dynamic link libraries (.dll files), .cab files, HTML content or any other software distributed over the Internet or via an extranet. The provided time-stamp service allows distribution of signed code beyond certificate expiration.
A Code Signing Certificate is essential for any commercial or open source provider who distributes code or content over the Internet or via an extranet. It's also necessary for publishers wishing to protect their reputations by making it impossible for impersonators to successfully tamper with their trusted products. Network Chico Domains Code Signing Certificates are fully integrated with Industry-Standard technology and are available only to legally registered companies with a registered status of 'Good Standing', 'Active' or equivalent. Registration is confirmed with the appropriate government agency before issuing the Code Signing Certificate.
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