Application provides simple steps to guide administrators in reconfiguring their MS Exchange servers to point to fully qualified domain names
LEHI, UT (August 15, 2013) — DigiCert, Inc., a leading global authentication and encryption provider, helps network administrators prepare their security environments for ICANN’s pending release of new gTLDs with the DigiCert® Internal Name Tool for Microsoft Exchange (Internal Name Tool). The free SAAS application provides a step-by-step guide to help administrators reconfigure their MS Exchange 2013 and earlier version Exchange servers to point to fully qualified domain names (FQDN) – mitigating potential security risks posed by the new gTLDs.
Available to anyone, whether or not they are a DigiCert customer, the Internal Name Tool may be particularly beneficial for network administrators deploying Unified Communications certificates (UCC) as a way of securing multiple servers within the enterprise. The Certification Authority/Browser Forum (CA/B Forum) will require FQDNs for SANS on UC certificates by fall 2015. In 2011, the CA/B Forum deprecated issuance of certificates to internal names, which becomes effective following a multi-year phase-out period to allow companies time to update their systems. Furthermore, ICANN registration of new gTLDs ahead of Fall 2015 may pose additional risk to non-public domain extensions.
“DigiCert continues to work within the CA/B Forum and with other industry bodies to advance standards and practices that enhance online security; we also recognize the continued value of flexible SSL Certificate deployment for unified communications within organizations of all sizes,” said DigiCert Chief Technology Officer Paul Tiemann. “The DigiCert Internal Name Tool simplifies the compliance efforts of network security professionals, saving them time and money, as well as headache, as they reconfigure their Exchange servers to meet the new requirements and secure their most valuable data assets.”
Utilizing the Internal Name Tool not only can help administrators with their compliance goals but it gives them the peace of mind of knowing that the Internal Name tool automates the entire process, including changing minor settings with which they may not be familiar. The Internal Name Tool works for any Exchange environment and includes logging capabilities to provide full transparency to administrators.
For more information, see the DigiCert Internal Name Tool page. DigiCert is prepared to help organizations accommodate the changes brought on by the release of new gTLDs, including offering high-assurance certificates to new FQDNs to be registered with the new extensions.