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Sectigo announces Private PKI service for issuance and management of SSL certificates

Sectigo announces Private PKI service for issuance and management of SSL certificates

June 20, 2019 – Sectigo, a aprovider of purpose-built and automated PKI management solutions, announced its Private PKI service for issuance and management of SSL certificates, private PKI, and identity certificates for users, servers, devices, and applications.

Sectigo Private PKI enables enterprises to augment or replace their Microsoft Active Directory Services (Microsoft CA) by managing non-Microsoft devices and applications, including mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), email, cloud, and DevOps, all in a single platform.

Private PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) is an enterprise-branded Certificate Authority (CA) that functions like a publicly trusted CA but runs exclusively for a single enterprise. Sectigo provides private roots and subordinates capable of issuing end-entity certificates to internal applications. Certificates issued from a private CA are trusted only within the controlled environments of the enterprise’s infrastructure, partners, and customers. The Private PKI solution utilizes an existing Microsoft CA as a root to Sectigo, eliminating the need to provision a new root certificate.

Sectigo Private PKI is a capability of Sectigo Certificate Manager, a platform that enables enterprises to productively manage private certificates and adhere to corporate and industry compliance standards. This control center automatically delivers certificates across the enterprise through industry-standard enrollment protocols. Administrators can discover previously issued certificates and then issue, view, and manage all certificates from a single platform.

Microsoft’s automatic certificate management allows IT administrators to instruct desktops and servers to enroll and renew certificates without employee involvement. However, today’s enterprise has myriad applications that reside outside any Microsoft operating system, leaving administrators and employees to manually track, enroll, and renew certificates and keys. Through enrollment protocols such as SCEP, EST, ACME, and REST API, Sectigo Certificate Manager can provision certificates for all enterprise environments.

The service supports all necessary certificate types in a single SaaS application, providing digital identity across the enterprise with PKI practices and security. 

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