DigiCert Leads By Integrating Certificate Issuance with Microsoft Azure Key Vault

LEHI, UT (September 27, 2016) — DigiCert, a global leader in trusted identity and authentication services for enterprise web and Internet of Things (IoT) security, today announced a full integration with Microsoft Azure Key Vault. Azure clients can now issue high volumes of DigiCert SSL/TLS certificates directly through their Azure platform, where their private keys are stored with encryption at rest, while supporting automatic renewal of certificates before expiry.


“DigiCert is focused on working with leading platform providers like Microsoft Azure to assist developers in streamlining their efforts to ensure data is safe in the cloud,” said DigiCert CTO Dan Timpson. “By integrating our TLS certificate issuance processes with Azure Key Vault we can simplify certificate management and improve private key security.”


“Microsoft Azure Key Vault benefits developers by providing the security tools they need to encrypt data and provide trusted connections,” said Nicole Herskowitz, senior director of product marketing, Microsoft Azure. “We are pleased to see that DigiCert’s integration with Azure Key Vault benefits our mutual customers with enhanced security.”


Azure’s automated engine works seamlessly with DigiCert’s highly available APIs to simplify certificate management. Developers can issue high volumes of DigiCert high-assurance certificates directly through their Azure Key Vault account, and the certificates are automatically renewed prior to expiration. Through the integration, certificate private keys are stored securely in Key Vault providing virtual access to Key Vault HSMs. This provides an added layer of security for keys with encryption at rest, enabling HSM protection without the cost of purchasing and maintaining hardware on premise. Additionally, users can enjoy the improved performance and reduced latency of cloud applications.


To get started, developers must have an Azure account and a DigiCert CertCentral® account with an associated API key. The API key integrates succinctly with Key Vault.


Developers can take advantage of this integration today. To learn more about how to activate a DigiCert account or order DigiCert certificates through Azure Key Vault, visit https://www.digicert.com/azure-key-vault/.


DigiCert provides enterprise-grade web security solutions to the world’s largest brands and is expanding into IoT security solutions for high-risk verticals such as healthcare, industrial, infrastructure, automotive, and financial services. With a focus on innovation, automation, scalability and expertise to simplify customer PKI deployments, DigiCert serves leading companies, including six of the global Alexa Top 10.


DigiCert is a premier, trusted provider of enterprise security solutions with an emphasis on authentication and encryption via managed PKI and high-assurance digital certificates for enterprise and the Internet of Things. Headquartered in Lehi, Utah, DigiCert is trusted by more than 115,000 of the world’s leading government, finance, healthcare, education, and Fortune 500® organizations. DigiCert has been recognized with dozens of awards for providing enhanced customer value, premium customer service, and market growth leadership. For the latest DigiCert news, visit www.digicert.com/news/ or follow @digicert.


Jeff Chandler
Director of Public Relations


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