SSL/TLS certificate outages, whether for misissuance, expiration, or another reason, cost enterprises millions of dollars and are detrimental to security, as well as brand reputation. Because of this, certificate managers and administrators can’t neglect or forget a certificate—ever.
Certificate admins, specifically those who manage hundreds, thousands, or millions of certificates, want to maintain control of their Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). They seek to increase oversight and gain peace of mind, while also wanting to simplify their job and save time. This white paper lays out the essential parts of certificate management you should be aware of to help you take control. It includes best practices for:
- Juggling the moving parts of a PKI
- Owning the certificate lifecycle management
- Keeping up with SSL/TLS best practices
- Organizing a team
- Automating certificate management
The best practices laid out in this guide give certificate admins assurance they are doing everything they need to, ensuring a secure SSL network—with less worrying.