Symantec's robust authentication practices, public key infrastructure and technical support teams help ensure a safe, secure experience for you and your customers.
Digital signatures use public key cryptography technology to secure and authenticate code.
A self-signed digital certificate is chained to a root certificate owned by the signer. In most cases, your root certificate will not be available to third party software and devices.
A Trusted Certificate Authority
When you enroll for a digital certificate, the CA authenticates your identity and issues a certificate that is chained to the CA’s root certificate. Application and device have root certificates of known and reputable CA’s embedded within them. When the application or device trusts the root certificate, it trusts you. Symantec root certificate ubiquity is second to none. Our root certificates come preinstalled on most devices and embedded in most applications, creating a seamless, secure installation process for end users.
Symantec Code Signing Certificates