SSL security is a critical component to an enterprise’s overall security strategy. With the increasing number of Internet-connected devices, online portals, and services that organizations manage, there are more opportunities for vulnerabilities and a growing number of threats that these systems face.
System administrators are responsible for hundreds—if not thousands—of certificates that come with unique expiration dates, endpoint vulnerabilities, and mandate internal processes and controls for preventing intrusion, and many organizations today require the use of all of these SSL Certificates to ensure secure data transmission for sites and internal networks.
Therefore, keeping track of each and every certificate has become burdensome and unmanageable, and it has become essential for admins to have a single, centralized platform to handle the installation, deployment, monitoring, and total management of all SSL Certificates within their network regardless of issuing Certificate Authority (CA).
SSL Certificates are essential to online security and trust; using a certificate management platform to assist with certificate lifecycle management bolsters SSL security, allowing admins to effectively monitor, inspect, remediate, and deploy certificates. Without a centralized platform, enterprises face many pain points, including the following:
The CertCentral® dashboard is straightforward and easy to use, enabling enterprise administrators to drill down to specific sections, such as SSL endpoint notices and certificate notices, in order to examine more detailed certificate information. In addition, all information is presented through intuitive, readable graphs that are simple and convenient for any admin or authorized employee.
On the homepage, view the pie chart to see all the certificates in a security landscape separated by the issuing CA, check on expiring certificates through the graphs presented, and see the overall level of certificate and SSL endpoint security represented by letter grades. Use the sidebar menu to access other certificate management details in a company’s account, such as certificate orders, domain validation, certificate monitoring, and other helpful tools.
CertCentral® also focuses on simplifying the four critical components of certificate lifecycle management: the installation, monitoring, inspection, and management of certificates across the enterprise.
Monitoring, deploying, inspecting, and managing SSL Certificates throughout a network is made convenient and effective through one interactive and intuitive platform. A single management system like CertCentral eliminates the need for manual certificate management, and fully allows enterprise administrators to take control and streamline SSL security across an entire organization.