The main purpose of the digital certificate is to ensure that the application belongs to the entity to which the certificate was issued. The Hewlett-Packard digital certificate does not guarantee that a signed application is safe to run, but rather informs the user that the software was digitally signed by Hewlett-Packard and verified by a trusted Certificate Authority (CA).
Hewlett-Packard, commonly referred to as HP, is one of the world’s largest information technology companies and operates in nearly every country. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, data storage, and networking hardware, designing software and delivering services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. HP markets its products to households, small to medium size businesses and enterprises both directly, via online distribution, consumer-electronics and office-supply retailers, software partners and major technology vendors. www.hp.com