Expiring User Certificates
Prevent outages. Improve how you monitor and manage Expiring User Certificates.

User certificates can be used to overlay strong authentication to WiFi networks, VPN services and line-of-business applications. They are also used to digital sign, encrypt, and decrypt both email and files.

Inefficiency, security risks and costs associated with Expiring User Certificates

An expired certificate will be rejected by an application or service attempting to verify its authenticity in order to grant access or encrypt/decrypt data. This rejection can give rise to the inability to access networks and applications, as well as encrypted files and email. In these cases, users will be required to turn to support for the renewal or re-generation of certificates, resulting in decreased productivity for both the user and IT staff. It is essential that user certificates are managed and supported with a robust certificate management system to stay abreast of impending expirations and activity.

How can CSS improve your management of Expiring User Certificates?

  • Centralized reporting and alerting on impending client certificate expiration
  • Customizable alerting to users, managers and others of expiring certificates
  • Automated handling of expired certificates
  • User self-service for renewal of certificates

How a certificate management solutions efficiently addresses Expiring User Certificates

  • Digital certificates can have varying lifespans and set expiration dates
  • Renewal of certificates prior to expiration helps users maintain full utilization of certificate dependent services

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