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With growing certificate counts from an increasing number of private and public certificate authorities, the proper management of certificates is challenged by complexity and time. Manual processes, spreadsheets, and advanced monitoring tools may have worked well for small certificate counts and environments with limited issuance capabilities, but organizations today have realized that there are more certificates deployed than they can keep track of, or even know of. The result is an increase in efforts, and cost, to stay on top of them, and degradation of security due to error and omission.
CMS Enterprise One-Step Automation alleviates the costs and burdens of manual, partial, and decentralized certificate tracking, and elevates security to required levels. Leveraging agents for device, server and network appliance endpoints, and CA gateways for direct synchronization with a range of certificate authorities, CMS Enterprise provides a platform for comprehensive monitoring and full lifecycle management of all enterprise certificates.
CMS Enterprise reporting, bolstered by configurable certificate metadata, provides comprehensive reporting from a single-pane-of-glass. Reports include granular insight into certificate status, deployment, and usage. This data is also leveraged for customizable alerting, which includes workflows that integrate via Open APIs to business applications such as Splunk, ServiceNow, and Remedy.
Performing routine tasks on large numbers of certificates, across a wide array of network and remote endpoints, and from a range of private and public certificate issuers, can lead to many pain-staking hours of manual work, along with lower success rates and many risk-inducing errors. Automation of these core tasks is a critical component in driving down operational costs and increasing security assurance.
CMS Enterprise removes the manual and error-prone elements of common certificate management actions - such as enrollment, re-issuance, renewal, revocation, and inventory - and provides a central console responsible for all certificate management tasks. Together with direct connectivity to network endpoints - devices, computers, servers, and network appliances - CMS Enterprise allows for routine tasks to be executed remotely on either individual certificates or custom defined collections of certificates.
Custom metadata and extended attributes, bound to certificates but without requiring certificate modification, allow for custom collections defined by certificate types, expiration date ranges, encryption strength, device types, location, owner, or any other variable that leads to action being taken on a group of certificates jointly.
Whether it is finding and replacing all SHA-1 SSL certificates in one action, or updating the trusted root stores of all network firewalls and load balancers in one shot, CMS Enterprise One-Step Automation reduces the time and effort required while ensuring uniform, successful and secure results across the infrastructure.