DigiCert Code Signing Certificates are used by software developers to digitally sign applications, drivers, executables, and software programs as a way for end-users to verify that the code they receive has not been altered or compromised by a third party. They include your signature, your company’s name and if desired, a timestamp.
What are the benefits?
Protect your intellectual property
Code signing certificates allow customers to verify that their code is authentic and has not been tampered with—protecting both parties against fraud, malware, and theft.
Prevent security warning labels
Your customers expect a smooth and professional installation process when they download your software. Digitally signed programs can avoid warning messages during download and installation for better adoption.
Efficient monitoring and enforcement
When a piece of code is digitally signed, you can easily detect modified files.