Code signing software

Code signing software that prevents harmful software code

Harmful code is a threat to users and organizations alike, as criminal groups and even governments use malicious software to steal and monitor data, extort money or empty your bank account.

To be able to digitally sign executable files such as applications, libraries and drivers is important whenever software is being distributed over insecure networks (internal or the Internet) or stored on untrusted media. A code signing software that creates digitally signed code ensures that the software running on computers and devices is trusted and unmodified.

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Code signing software that enables safe applications for smart devices

A code signing tool creates code signing which is the process of digitally signing executables and scripts to confirm the software author and guarantee that the code has not been altered or corrupted since it was signed. The most common use of code signing is to provide security when deploying software, for example installing and updating applications on your computer, on your smart phone or tablet or your home appliances, such as smart TV or network router.

The digital signature on the software is used to verify the identity of the author of the software and that the software has not been modified. With this verified, the system (computer, mobile, industrial system etc) can allow the software to be installed.

A central code signing software is superior

Instead of managing a myriad of distributed “code signing islands” where each team has its own solution, using a central code-signing software simplifies administration, improves security and lowers cost.

Open Source code signing tool that is easy to control

With a centralized signing tool the code signing capabilities are easily controlled from a single location, and the risk of code signing keys being lost or stolen is significantly decreased. The cost of keeping signing keys under control is lowered.

Policy and Audit compliance

Using a central code signing software makes it easy to achieve and enforce a strict audit record of who signed what. Some organizations demand this because of external audit requirements. While others need it to maintain trust in their brand, where maintaining good policy and audit records assure that the users of their products are not exposed to unnecessary risks of malicious software.

Code signing software for protection of Signing Keys

A primary reason to use a secure, centralized code signing software, is to keep code signing keys protected. The keys are kept securely in a Hardware Security Module (HSM code signing), mitigating the risk of any key being stolen or used illegitimately.

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SignServer Enterprise

Server-side digital signatures give maximum control and security, allowing your staff and applications to conveniently sign code and documents.

SignServer Appliance

PrimeKey SignServer Appliance offers the easiest and most cost-efficient deployment of your signing solution, without the hassle of complex installation and integration procedures.

SignServer Cloud

SignServer Cloud is a server-side digital signature software used to sign any digital document, and more.

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