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 a digital 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.
Given the dynamic nature of the certificate industry, more cipher-suites such as SHA-1 will be broken and more defaulting certificate authorities such as Symantec will be penalized. As every PKI deprecation project is riddled with complexity and errors, AppViewX can help you migrate to the recommended standards with ease.
Certificates with the deprecated signature can be easily discovered and marked for replacement
Certificates can be replaced in bulk automatically by submitting the respective CSRs to all major Certificate Authorities
Certificates in intermediate chain/certificate bundles can also be updated to the recommended standard