Authenticating Software

Formidable CA Code Signing Certificates, through the use of digital signatures, enable you to include information about yourself and your code so end-users who download HTML content, Code Signed Active X controls, dynamic link libraries or .cab files from your site can be confident that code really comes from you, the programmer, and that it’s not been altered or corrupted since it was created and signed.


This means you can confidently extend the availability of your software beyond the controlled confines of your own website and take advantage of distribution through multiple and varied locations such as third party download sites, resellers, mirrors, affiliates and more.


With Formidable CA Code Signing Certificates you:

  • maintain control over the integrity of your code.
  • confirm to end-users the authenticity and provenance of your software (regardless of where it’s been downloaded from)
  • verify to them that the software has not been altered or corrupted after being signed by you
  • can sign many multiple types of files including .exe, .cab, VBA, Java, .ocx and .dll
  • create a trusted sales outlet and online presence for your software

They also mitigate error messages and security warnings on download. (Most browsers won’t accept action commands from downloaded code unless the code is signed by a certificate from a trusted Certificate Authority.)


Formidable CA Code Signing Certificates are easy to use in conjunction with the vendor software tools that developers use to create products, macros and objects.


By digitally signing your code with a Formidable CA Code Signing Certificate you protect your brand and reassure your end-users, wherever they may be, that the software they’re downloading is genuine.


Inherently trusted by all major operating systems, users benefit from this software accountability because they know who published the software and that the code hasn't been tampered with. If any software performs unacceptably or maliciously on a computer, the user can take recourse against the publisher and it’s this accountability and recourse that serve as strong deterrents to the distribution of harmful code.


Developers and webmasters benefit from these Certificates because they build trust in their brand and make it more difficult to falsify their products. Users know they can trust them and confidently download software signed by them. With Formidable CA Code Signing Certificates, developers can create exciting web pages using signed ActiveX controls, or other signed executables.


Users therefore make educated decisions about the software they want to download, safe in the knowledge they know who published it and that it hasn't been tampered with.


Go to the Formidable CA Code Signing Certificate page here


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