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The importance of digital certificate lifecycle management

As use cases for digital certificates continue to expand and become more complex, your organization becomes more vulnerable to risk if the certificates are not managed properly. Let’s take a look at some numbers to illustrate some industry trends.

THE TREND

Proliferation of certificates

Source: 2015-2020 Ponemon Global PKI & IoT Trends Studies

Top PKI use cases

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TLS/SSL certificates for public-facing websites and services

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Public cloud-based applications and services

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Enterprise user authentication

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Private networks and VPN

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Email security

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Device authentication

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Document/messaging signing

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Private cloud-based applications

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Code signing

Source: 2020 Ponemon PKI & IoT Trends Study

Top trends driving PKI deployment

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Internet of Things (IoT)

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Cloud-based services

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Consumer mobile

Source: 2020 Ponemon PKI & IoT Trends Study
SUMMARY OF TRENDS

With TLS/SSL certificates coming in first, the top applications using PKI credentials are still mostly traditional use cases, like VPN and email security. This year saw public cloud-based applications take a big jump, which is no surprise as cloud- based services is one of the top trends driving PKI adoption, alongside IoT.

THE FALLOUT

More complexity and higher risk exposure

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THE SOLUTION

Visibility and proper certificate lifecycle management

With Entrust Certificate Hub, no certificate will go unmanaged. Find, control, and automate the management of all your certificates - all from a single portal.

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MULTIPLE CAs, SINGLE PANE OF GLASS

Gain full visibility into all your public and private certificates across multiple CAs.
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Simple and intuitive interface

Provides a central enforcement point that lets you easily manage the complete lifecycle of all your certificates.
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Discovery and reporting

Powerful discovery capabilities and automated reports and notifications keep your team aware and accountable.
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Easy integration

Expansion-ready pluggable architecture integrates easily into existing applications, enabling certificate automation via our CA Gateway REST API.
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