Payoda has been cited in a recent Gartner report Evaluation SSL/TLS Certificates for E-Business by David Anthony Mahdi. The report explains key findings and recommendations for evaluating SSL/TLS certificates. Gartner states, “By 2019, more than 15% of organizations will leverage free digital certificates for mission-critical and non-mission-critical facing websites.” *

According to Mahdi, “IT security leaders should consider a variety of criteria when evaluating SSL providers, including cost, trust factors and value-added services. For many use cases, sufficient, lower-cost alternatives for SSL certificates are available.” In addition, “Certificate management tools can arm organizations with critical insight, automation and management capabilities when dealing with digital certificates. If not managed properly, certificates can expire, triggering browser warning messages that can cause users to abandon transactions. To avoid issues associated with out-of-compliance certificates, certificate management tools should offer discovery capabilities to locate and help maximize the certificate inventory, and replace those that are faulty, corrupted or out of compliance.”

CA vendors’ certificate management tools can provide full lifecycle management for their certificates, and in some cases, offer limited management capabilities with certificates issued by other CAs.

Gartner clients can download a copy of the report Evaluating SSL/TLS Certificates for E-Business on Gartner.com.

* Gartner report Evaluation SSL/TLS Certificates for E-Business by David Anthony Mahdi, published December 4, 2015. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.