X.509 certificates and their keys are essential for authenticating the identity of an application and encrypting traffic between endpoints communicating with the application. When enterprises scale, the number of certificates and keys in the infrastructure proliferates. Often, these certificates and keys are managed using spreadsheets and a manual process that is error-prone, lacks the required visibility, and is audited inefficiently.
Without proper access controls and policy enforcement, anybody can create an SSL certificate in the environment, posing a huge security risk for the enterprise. Due to lack of visibility, no one knows when a certificate will expire, and if it is not renewed on time, the application goes down. Without an automated way to deploy, renew, and revoke certificates and keys on time, enterprises risk damage to their brand reputation and customer trust.
SHA-1 to SHA-2 Migration
As cybersecurity attacks become more sophisticated, encryption techniques become more vulnerable. For example, SHA-1 has been vulnerable for years and SHA-2 has now become the recommended hashing standard. With AppViewX, you can migrate to the recommended standards with ease.
During maintenance windows, certificates can be renewed in bulk using a provisioning template
In production environments, users can renew certificates one by one
Certificates in intermediate chain/certificate bundles can also be updated with the recommended standard (SHA-2)