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What are Device Certificates?
Proper authentication and encryption are a critical component of securing
A device certificate creates an identity for each “thing” in an IoT ecosystem, making sure each device authenticates as it connects, and protects communication between devices.
Certificates for devices validate identities to make sure only authorized users, messages, or other types of servers have access to the device.
A certificate creates an encrypted link and allows information to be transmitted privately.
Certificates make sure that any messages or data transferred to and from “things” are not altered.
Why Device Communications Need Protection
Certificates mitigate risk for users and safeguard systems.
With thousands of unsecured devices connecting to the internet each day, private data communicated between devices are a prime attack point for hackers. Properly implemented, a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) security solution provides strong device identity and encryption for in-transit data, and protects devices and networks from exploits.
How Device Certificates Work
Using certificates and PKI to improve device security is a growing need in our increasingly connected world. This is an example of how a certificate can be requested and sent to a device using the DigiCert Cloud PKI service.
PKI Addresses Common IoT Security Challenges
Device manufacturers, device distributors, and Chief Information Security Officers are just some of the roles tasked with the important job of deciding the best way to secure data in an IoT ecosystem.
Using the DigiCert Cloud PKI service and help from our PKI engineers, we can help you design a customized solution, implement it on your desired timeline, and succeed from the start.
- How to securely deploy digital certificates to devices
- How to implement security at various points of production
- How digital certificates play a role in a larger security solution
High-Volume Certificate Issuance Platform
Streamline management for millions of certificates using our scalable platform.
Provision, issue, renew, and revoke certificates in one place without additional hassle or manual error.
Secure storage and management for certificate keys
Custom certificate profiles
Automated high-volume deployment
Scanning and remediation suggestions
Analytics and reports about your network
Automated certificate issuance via REST API,
Updates to cryptographic curves, algorithms,
Why Choose DigiCert to Secure Your IoT Infrastructure?
Flexible CA Infrastructure
Full Line of Digital Certificates
Certificates serve as the foundation of IoT network security by establishing trust for all interactions through authentication and encryption. DigiCert offers a full line of certificates to meet every IoT security need.
Security Design and Professional Services
We can help ensure you are security-focused from beginning to end. We offer services for design and deployment, architecture and PKI security reviews, implementation, and more.
Automated Provisioning and Deployment
Streamlined Device Identity Management
Data and System Integrity
Certificates can confirm original device configuration settings as well as sign messages going back and forth from devices, ensuring that messages have not been changed.
Cloud or On-Prem Options
DigiCert partners with leading HSM manufacturers to provide customers the most secure hosted HSM solution for private key management. An on-premise HSM option is also available.
From compliance reviews to on-site trainings to custom apps and scripts, our PKI experts offer services that meet the unique needs of your growing IoT landscape.
Award-Winning Customer Support
Our experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you won’t wait for issuance or for help at any stage of certificate management lifecycle.
Talk to a PKI Expert
Want to know more about device certificates or start discussing a customized solution?
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