GlobalSign secures Adobe AIR applications

GlobalSign announced that applications developed for Adobe AIR can be digitally signed and secured by GlobalSign Code Signing Certificates. Code Signing Certificates for Adobe AIR allow developers to deploy the virtual equivalent of “shrink-wrap” to their applications, resulting in tamperproof applications and greatly enhanced assurances of application authenticity.

Adobe AIR enables developers to deliver branded, rich Internet applications (RIAs) on the desktop that provide a closer connection to your customer. The benefits of applications on Adobe AIR can include boosting the productivity and functionality of a Web application, extending the reach of web services, and an enhanced customer experience. Since RIAs deployed on Adobe AIR provide deeper integration to the desktop than browser browser-based applications, assurances that the application and its developer are legitimate become essential to end-users, which is where GlobalSign Code Signing Certificates play a critical role.

Developers of AIR applications are vetted by GlobalSign and then issued with a Code Signing Certificate that makes the application tamperproof and also binds the developer’s identity to the digitally signed AIR application. Adobe AIR only allows users to run applications that have been digitally signed, and the digital signature also allows users to identify which developer signed the application and when, providing assurances that the application is legitimate. End users are more likely to install applications from developers they trust.

GlobalSign and Adobe have a history of working together for digital certificate security solutions. In 2007, GlobalSign was selected by Adobe as one of a limited number of Internet security companies authorized to provide products and services utilizing Adobe’s Certified Document Services (CDS) platform.

Code Signing Certificates for applications deployed on Adobe AIR are available to purchase starting from $229 (175€) for unlimited signings for a one or two year period.

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