Technology Insight for X.509 Certificate Management

According to Gartner analyst David Anthony Mahdi, “Security leaders are often unaware of the scope or status of their X.509 certificate deployments until it’s too late. As the scope of certificates expands to devices, people and things, security leaders must establish formalized plans and, if necessary, leverage available tools to minimize impacts.” In the recent Gartner report, “Technology Insight for X.509 Certificate Management,” Gartner forecasts: “By 2019, organizations that leverage X.509 certificate management tools will suffer 60% fewer certificate-related issues and will spend half the time managing these issues over organizations that use spreadsheet-based management methods.”*

In the same report, AppViewX has been listed in the sample list of X.509 certificate representative providers. This research report explains the functions of X.509 certificate management solutions and outlines the risks security providers face, such as system downtime due to certificate expiration, certificate vulnerabilities, and compliance issues.

AppViewX’s Certificate Lifecycle Automation solution provides a one-stop solution for automated discovery, expiration alerting, renewal, provisioning, and revoking of SSL/TLS certificates and SSH keys across networks, including app servers, web servers, ADCs, proxies, and firewalls. As leading browsers start rejecting SHA-1 signed certificates, CERT+ also automates the migration of SHA-1 to SHA-2 seamlessly. To learn more about AppViewX’s Certificate Lifecycle Automation solution, start a free trial or click here.

*Gartner Technology Insight for X.509 Certificate Management report, David Anthony Mahdi, September 23, 2016. 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.