According to Gartner analyst Erik Wahlstrom, “PKI has been a quiet yet foundational security tool for identity professionals for two decades. The IoT, mobility, certificate lifecycle handling, scale, and new deployment options create resurgent interest in PKI, its potential disruptors and its vendors.”*
Public key infrastructure (PKI) is an important security technology for the open network. The use of PKI in web services security and user authentication is robust and widely deployed. Various technologies contribute to a secure public key infrastructure. The industry is also witnessing many changes and trends in this space, especially since the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT).
In the recent Gartner report PKI Is Gearing Up for the Internet of Things, AppViewX was mentioned as one of the representative PKI vendors in the areas of core PKI functionality, mobility, and the IoT.*
PKI establishes authentication by providing certificate and key lifecycle management services. Certificate management across large organizations is complicated as certificate usage increases with the rapid growth of enterprise locations, divisions, and web-based services. Managing certificates and keys across complex networks to ensure protection and prevent unanticipated expiration has become mission-critical to all businesses. Certificate management is one of the core features of PKI offerings.
AppViewX’s Certificate Lifecycle Automation solution provides a one-stop solution for automated discovery, expiration alerting, renewal, provisioning, and revoking of SSL/TLS certificates and SSH keys across networks, including app servers, web servers, ADCs, proxies, and firewalls. It arms security operations and PKI teams with critical insights to avoid unwanted outages and other issues associated with out-of-compliance certificates. It integrates with major certificate authorities, including GeoTrust, Comodo, DigiCert, Microsoft CA, and Entrust. The platform recreates a holistic chain-of-trust view for each certificate, indicating the root CA, intermediate CA, and the server/application-level certificates. Users can download/upload certificates and keys, revoke certificates, generate CSRs, and more importantly, renew certificates. Once renewed, these certificates can be pushed to the applications either manually or via an automated process.
By managing the full lifecycles of certificates, AppViewX CERT+ ensures 100 percent uptime, security compliance, and the efficient use of resources. To learn more about AppViewX’s Certificate Lifecycle Automation solution, start a free trial or click here.
*Gartner PKI Is Gearing Up for the Internet of Things report, Erik Wahlstrom, August 29, 2016. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.