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Entrust: Securing Digital Identities & Information
code signing certificate

Accelerate Trust with a Tamper-proof
Seal for Software Downloads

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ENTRUST CODE SIGNING CERTIFICATES GIVE CUSTOMERS
AND USERS THE NEEDED ASSURANCE THAT YOUR CODE OR APPLICATION
HAS NOT BEEN TAMPERED WITH SINCE BEING DIGITALLY SIGNED

Establishes Publisher's Trusted Identity Authenticates Code
Removes "Unknown Publisher" Dialogs Assures End-users Software is Safe to Download
Prevents Unverified Software from Being Installed Establishes a Trusted Relationship with Customers
Instant Application Reputation for Microsoft SmartScreen® Filter Application Signing
Packages Applications and Macros for Online Software Distribution EV or OV Verified Certificates Available
24x5 Support

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CODE SIGNING 101

Entrust Code Signing Certificates authenticate the software publisher’s identity and verifies
that the digitally signed executables and scripts have not been tampered with since signing.
This assures customers that the signed software will be downloaded from the Internet as the developer intended.

Signed software significantly reduces trust dialog boxes from appearing during installation giving users
assurance that the software is safe to download from the Internet. A trust dialog box show recipients
the sender’s identity has been verified by a trusted Certification Authority (CA) and that the code or
application has not been tampered with during transmission.

Customers feel confident knowing that the publisher was verified by Entrust Datacard, a trusted
Certification Authority.

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CODE SIGNING – BEHIND THE SCENES

The proliferation of malware and nefarious websites make users cautious of downloading
software programs digitally. Entrust Code Signing Certificates give customers the needed
assurance that your code or application has not been tampered with since the application signing was done.

Entrust Datacard uses a unique cryptographic hash to bind the identity of the publisher to the software
for our code signing certificates. In order to sign the code, a software publisher needs to generate a
private-public key pair and submit the public key to a CA along with a request to issue a code signing certificate.
The CA verifies the identity of the publisher and authenticates the publisher’s digitally-signed certificate request.
If this vetting and key-verification process is successful, the CA bundles the identity of the publisher with the
public key, imports a time-stamp, and signs the bundle, creating a code signing certificate.

Code Signing proves the signed software is legitimate, comes from a known software vendor, and that the code
has not been tampered with since signing. Ultimately, it prevents users from abandoning software downloads
due to security warning messages or concerns that legitimate code may have been tampered with maliciously
or the publisher’s identity may have been stolen.

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COMPARE ENTRUST CODE SIGNING CERTIFICATES

The advantage of an EV code signing certificate is that the identity and authenticity of the publisher
must be verified in accordance with the CA/Browser Forum’s EV Code Signing Guidelines.

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) will grant immediate reputation, avoiding SmartScreen filter warnings,
to applications signed with an EV Code Signing Certificate and that do not contain malware
providing a better experience for end-users.

Features

OV

EV

Compatibility and Recognition

Compatible with major platforms

X

X

Supports Windows Kernel Mode Signing Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 Vista, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10
Instant Application Reputation for Microsoft SmartScreen® Filter

X

X

Trusted Identity and Assurance

Information Displayed in certificate Organization
Location
Organization
Location
Jurisdiction
Type of Organization
Removes ‘Unknown Publisher’ Security Warnings

X

X

Imports Time-stamp

X

X

Added identity assurance OV verified in accordance with CA/Browser Forum Requirements EV verified in accordance with CA/Browser Forum EV Guidelines
WebTrust Accredited Certification Authority

X

X

Security

Minimum Key Size: 2048-bit RSA or ECC curves P-256, P-384 or P-521

X

X

Hashing Algorithm SHA-2 SHA-2
Hardware Token (protects private keys) includes
FIPS 140-2 Level 2 or equivalent
includes
FIPS 140-2 Level 2 or equivalent

Support & User Friendly Policies

24x5 Support

X

X

Unlimited signatures

X

X

Optional 1, 2, or 3 year validity periods

X

X

Download our Datasheet for Signing Capabilities, Supported Systems, System Requirements and to see
what else Entrust Code Signing Certificates can do for you!

WE’RE WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

Best Customer Service2

Entrust’s global support and verification teams have your back anywhere and everywhere with strategic locations worldwide.

Try Entrust Code Signing Certificates and experience our consultative approach that made Entrust the leader in customer
satisfaction according to industry analysts, Frost and Sullivan3.

Quick response and resolution is achieved with our expert technical support team
Enterprise customers enjoy one-on-one relationship with their account representative
Unlimited 24x5 support

Customers rely on Entrust as a trusted business partner providing expert advice and unmatched
service and support to ensure peace of mind.

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2Industry analyst, Frost and Sullivan, report “SSL/TLS Certificates Market” published September 2016
3Frost & Sullivan, “SSL/TLS Certificates Market”, published September, 2016

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WHY ENTRUST DATACARD?

Entrust Datacard has been the trusted Certification Authority to not only Fortune 500® companies, but public and
private organizations of all sizes since 1999. Recognized as pioneers in developing public trust and innovators in
establishing policy, we continue to bring peace of mind by delivering the best value in digital certificates.

Entrust is recognized for its unique offerings: one-on-one support, best practices approach, flexible licensing options,
streamlined management tools, and wide-range of certificates lowering operational costs while promoting a secure sever environment.
Our customers can stay focused on their core business while providing the most secure transactional environment for online customers.

Entrust is more than a security company. We’re your partner — real people you can depend on to provide the security,
focus and trust you deserve. And while we do provide a full range of security solutions for all types of organizations,
the Entrust Datacard team has one purpose in mind – your protection. Let us help you build your identity-based security through
our comprehensive portfolio of digital certificates and services.

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