The main purpose of the digital certificate is to ensure that the application belongs to the entity to which the certificate was issued. The Sunbelt Software 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 Sunbelt Software and verified by a trusted Certificate Authority (CA).
Sunbelt Software was a computer security software company based in Clearwater, Florida. GFI Software acquired it in full on July 13, 2010. Among its products are Sunbelt Personal Firewall, Counterspy, VIPRE Antivirus, Sunbelt CWSandbox and ThreatTrack. And of course we can't forget about the award winning I Hate Spam product. www.sunbeltsoftware.com
About (from Sunbelt Software at www.sunbeltsoftware.com)
“GFI Software is a global leader in the fight against malware. We make available, through GFI Labs, our research and tools for consumers, enterprises, and security researchers. We welcome your submissions and feedback to help make the Internet safer and our products more effective. If you are a security researcher or responsible for enterprise security, we have a range of advanced analysis tools and services as part of our Advanced Technology Group.
GFI Advanced Technology Group (ATG) offers a range of malware research products and services that provide enterprises and security researchers with the tools and data needed to develop and deploy security solutions for your organization. From sandbox analysis and automatic data feeds to the VIPRE® SDK, ATG provides a variety of solutions to meet your specific security needs.
ThreatNet consists of tens of thousands of VIPRE® and CounterSpy® users that have banded together to form an early warning system when a new malware outbreak is noticed. Members of ThreatNet rely on proven anti-virus/anti-malware programs to search hard disks, identify malware, and delete rogue programs. To become a member of ThreatNet, you too will need to use an antivirus/anti-malware application that is proven and trusted in the malware-fighting industry.”