Why Code Sign?

CodeSign Secure provides a secure and flexible solution to your code-signing needs for all Os including Windows, Linux, Macintosh, Docker and Android/iOS apps.

Digitally signed code ensures that the software running on computers and devices is trusted and unmodified. It assures users that this digital information is valid and establishes the legitimacy of the author.

Code signing also ensures that this piece of digital information has not changed or been revoked after it was validly signed.

CodeSign Secure provides a secure and flexible solution
Protecting the software with a robust code signing

Why is it important?

Code Signing plays an important role as it can enable identification of a legitimate software versus malware or rogue code. Digitally signed code ensures that the software running on computers and devices is trusted and unmodified.

Software powers your organization and reflects the true value of your business. Protecting the software with a robust code signing process is vital without limiting access to the code, assuring this digital information is not malicious code and establishing the legitimacy of the author.

Encryption Consulting’s CodeSign Secure platform provides unmatched security with high performance for all your software code signing cryptographic needs.

Securing Private Key With Highly Efficient Execution Rate HSMs (Hardware Security Modules) store all of your organization’s private keys in the CodeSign Secure platform

Benefit from FIPS 140-2 Level 3 HSM compliance to meet the CA/Browser Forum’s June 1, 2023 requirement.

Proxy-based access to HSM, safeguarding private keys, ensuring integrity, and establishing trust for your code-signing process.

Client-side hashing to streamline the code-signing process, keep your data private and ensure easy compliance with industry regulations.

Seamless Integration with the industry’s leading Hardware Security Module vendors for enhanced security and compatibility.

Why Use Encryption Consulting’s CodeSign Secure?

CodeSign Secure helps customers stay ahead of the curve by providing a secure Code Signing solution with tamper proof storage for the keys and complete visibility and control of Code Signing activities.

Encryption Consulting’s CodeSign Secure

The private keys of the code-signing certificate can be stored in an HSM to eliminate the risks associated with stolen, corrupted, or misused keys.

Client-side hashing ensures build performance and avoids unnecessary movement of files to provide a greater level of security

The command line signing tool provides a faster method to sign requests in bulk

Robust access control systems can be integrated with LDAP and customizable workflows to mitigate risks associated with granting wrong access to unauthorized users, allowing them to sign code with malicious certificates

Support for customized workflows of an “M of N” quorum with multi-tier support of approvers

Support for InfoSec policies to improve adoption of the solution and enable different business teams to have their own workflow for Code Signing

Validation of code against up-to-date antivirus definitions for virus and malware before digitally signing it will mitigate risks associated with signing malicious code

Managing Private Keys Securely

CodeSign Secure platform provides proxied access to code signing clients with no hassles interacting with the HSMs, resulting in security of the private keys complying with the FIPS 140-2 standard.

CodeSign Secure Managing Private Keys
Seamless authentication provided to code signing clients

State-of-the-art Security Features

Seamless authentication is provided to code signing clients via CodeSign Secure platform to make use of state-of-the-art security features including client-side hashing, multi-factor authentication device authentication, quorum as well multi-tier approvers workflows, and more.

High Efficiency with Client-side Hash Signing

CodeSign Secure is embedded with a state-of-the-art client-side hash signing mechanism resulting in less data travelling over the network, making it a highly efficient Code Signing system for the complex cryptographic operations occurring in the HSM.

hash signing mechanism

Advanced Integration With All the Tools of the Global DevOps Community

Advanced Integration with CodeSign Secure platform

One Platform for all Code Signing Use Cases

Code Signing

Sign code from any platform, including Apple, Microsoft, Linux, and much more.

Document Signing

Digitally sign documents using keys that are secured in your HSMs.

Docker Image Signing

Digital fingerprinting to docker images while storing keys in HSMs.

Firmware Code Signing

Sign any type of firmware binaries to authenticate the manufacturer to avoid firmware code tampering

Key features at a glance

Strongly Secured Private Keys

Code Signing private keys never leave the FIPS certified encrypted storage systems (HSMs) during the Code Signing operation

Ease in Code Signing

Ease in Code Signing as certificate management for Code Signing certificates is automated.

Faster Code Signing Process

Expedited Code Signing process, as Code Signing occurs locally on the build machine

Reporting and Audit features

Reporting and auditing features for full visibility on all private key access and usage to InfoSec and compliance teams

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How may Code Signing help my company innovate more quickly?

Code signing can help your company innovate more quickly in several ways

  • Streamlined deployment

    Code signing lets you easily and securely distribute software updates and new releases to your customers.

  • Faster approval times

    Many software platforms require that code be signed before it can be published or distributed. By using code signing, you can ensure that your software is approved more quickly, allowing you to get your product to market faster.

  • Improved collaboration

    Code signing allows different teams within your organization to collaborate more easily on software development.

  • Compliance with industry standards

    Code signing is often required for compliance with industry standards, such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, or SOC 2. By using code signing, you can ensure that your software meets these standards, which can open up new business opportunities and increase your market share.

Are Codesigning workflows automated by codesign secure?

Indeed, CodeSign Secure automates code-signing services and hooks into native code-signing tools directly, saving the time and effort required for manually managing and requesting certificates.

What is CodeSign Secure?

You can digitally sign your software code and programs using CodeSign Secure from Encryption Consulting. All your company’s private keys for code signing and other digital signatures are kept in hardware security modules (HSMs).

Do CodeSign Secure store the log for compliance?

Yes, CodeSign Secure stores the log of every activity, and that information is readily available to IT and Compliance teams.

How does CodeSign Secure handle manual approvals?

CodeSign Secure supports quorum as well as multi-tier approvers workflows. A quorum of approvers must approve the request before the signature is generated. The signature is only created if all the approvers accept the request.

What security controls are available in CodeSign Secure?

Seamless authentication is provided to code-signing clients via CodeSign Secure platform to use state-of-the-art security features, including client-side hashing, multi-factor authentication, device authentication, quorum, multi-tier approvers workflows, and more.

Is my private key protected by CodeSign Secure? If yes, then how?

Using CodeSign Secure, even during a code signing operation, your keys never leave a safe encrypted storage location, protecting them.

Does Codesign Secure support signing in the CI/CD pipeline?

Yes, the native signing tools that may be used from any CI/CD pipeline are supported by Codesign Secure.

Can Codesign Secure enforce the codesigning regulations at my company?

IT team may quickly set corporate code signing encryption and certificate policy for the entire organization within CodeSign Secure.

Codesign Secure supports which certificate authorities (CA)?

Codesign Secure supports any of the Certification Authority within its certificate processing capabilities, such as DigiCert, Sectigo, Symantec, Entrust, etc.

What is code signing, and why is it important?

Code signing is the process of digitally signing a software program or application with a unique cryptographic signature to prove that the code has not been tampered with or altered since it was signed. Code signing is important for several reasons

  • Authenticity
  • Trust
  • Security
  • Compliance

How does your code sign product work?

The process of code signing involves several steps

  • Generating a private key
  • Creating a certificate signing request (CSR)
  • Submitting the CSR to a certificate authority (CA)
  • Signing the code with the private key
  • Distributing the signed code

What types of files can be signed using CodeSign Secure?

CodeSign Secure can be used to sign a wide range of files and software applications. In general, any file that is executable or that contains code can be signed using code signing, such as Executable files (.exe), Dynamic Link Libraries (.dll), Java applets (.jar), Script files (.bat, .vbs, .ps1), Installer packages (.msi, .dmg, .pkg), Mobile apps for iOS and Android devices (.ipa, .apk), etc.

Is CodeSign Secure compatible with multiple operating systems?

Yes, CodeSign Secure is compatible with multiple operating systems as long as the code signing certificate used is recognized by the operating systems that the software is intended to run on.

How does CodeSign Secure ensure the authenticity of signed code?

CodeSign ensures the authenticity of signed code through the use of digital signatures. When a code is signed using a code signing certificate, a digital signature is generated using the private key associated with the certificate. This digital signature is unique to the signed code and can be used to verify that the code has not been modified or tampered with since it was signed.

Code signing also provides additional assurance of authenticity by allowing users to verify the identity of the signing entity. Code signing certificates are issued by trusted certificate authorities (CAs), which have verified the identity of the entity requesting the certificate.

Can I use the code-signing product to sign code for distribution outside my organization?

Yes, you can use CodeSign Secure to sign a code for distribution outside of your organization; it’s important to choose an appropriate product, keep your signing certificate secure, and be aware of any additional requirements for distribution on different platforms or channels.

Is there a limit to the number of certificates or signatures that can be created with Codesign Secure?

There is no inherent limit to the number of certificates or signatures that can be created with Codesign Secure. However, it may limit the number of certificates or signatures that can be created based on licensing or other factors.

Can I use Codesign Secure for open-source projects?

Yes, you can use CodeSign Secure for open-source projects. Code signing can provide an additional layer of security and trust for users who download and use your open-source software.

When you sign your open-source software with a code signing certificate, you are essentially vouching for the authenticity and integrity of the code. This can help prevent malicious actors from tampering with the code or distributing malware in your software.

Can I sign a code from a remote server using your codesigning product?

Codesign Secure support signing code on a remote server. However, you may need to configure the product and the server to enable remote signing.

Can I use your code-signing product to sign codes for mobile apps?

Yes, and it is highly recommended too. Mobile apps for iOS and Android platforms are typically signed with a code signing certificate to establish the identity of the app and to ensure the integrity of the code.

Encryption Consulting assisted a Financial institution to implement our personalized code signing solution.

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