Authenticode: Code Signing and SafeNet Enterprise and SafeNet PCI-E HSMs


Microsoft Authenticode permits end users to verify the authenticity of software code before downloading it from the Internet. Authenticode relies on the use of private keys to sign and time-stamp software during publication.

SafeNet Enterprise/SafeNet PCI-E (formerly Luna SA and Luna PCI) HSMs integrate with Authenticode to secure the cryptographic materials that sign code and prove authenticity of authorship. SafeNet Enterprise HSM’s FIPS 140-2 Level 3 tamperproof appliance preserves the integrity of code-signing operations by ensuring that the cryptographic materials used in the signing process remain secure. 

Resources and Additional Information:

Microsoft Authenticode and SafeNet Enterprise/SafeNet PCI-E HSM Integration Guide