Web-Based Application Allows Organizations to Discover and
Manage Digital Certificates, Regardless of Certificate
Issuer; Saves Time and Money, and Avoids Costly Manual
LINDON, Utah, April 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DigiCert, Inc., an
online security provider for many of the most recognized brands and
websites in the world, today launched the DigiCert SSL Discovery Tool.
Available to anyone free of charge, the web-based application scans an
organization's network to locate SSL certificates deployed across
several departments and business units, regardless of which Certificate
Authority (CA) issued the certificate. The DigiCert SSL Discovery Tool
is designed to help busy IT professionals save time and money, and
avoid costly mistakes from manual inventory. A shutdown caused by an
unforeseen certificate expiration on a critical server could
significantly disrupt business and even lead to compliance issues.
Many medium to large enterprises may have hundreds, if not thousands,
of certificates deployed at any given time. Businesses that choose to
employ enterprise solutions such as DigiCert's Enterprise Managed PKI
products, may simplify SSL certificate management through
centralization. However, in the case of organizations without a
centralized approach -- or even with some companies that employ
enterprise management -- the deployment of just one outlier certificate
from another certificate provider can go unnoticed and potentially
"Over time, with organizational growth and increasing use of cloud IT
and mobile integration, some SSL certificates can fall through the
cracks," said DigiCert CEO Nicholas Hales. "The DigiCert SSL Discovery
Tool simplifies the task of controlling large deployments of SSL
certificates from multiple authorities across diverse platforms, giving
administrators the tools they need at their fingertips to avoid SSL
downtime and maximize certificate value."
The DigiCert SSL Discovery Tool streamlines certificate management and
eases renewal by allowing administrators to sign up for e-mail alerts
seven and 30 days prior to expiration, regardless of which CA issued
the certificate. For DigiCert customers, they may take advantage of
integration with the company's client account tools for one-stop
certificate renewals. Free and simple to install, anyone can get the
Discovery Tool by entering their information at digicert.com. After
that, a registrant receives an e-mail with a link to download the
application and an activation code to get it running.
"Certificate management and tracking, especially for those companies
using more than one CA for their security needs, can be difficult,"
said Richard Martinez, research analyst for Frost & Sullivan.
"DigiCert's SSL Discovery Tool is yet another value-added service and a
continuation of a customer-friendly approach that has earned the
company 'best in class' status for offering customer value
DigiCert is the recognized leader in flexible, high-assurance SSL
certificates and award-winning customer support. The DigiCert SSL
Discovery Tool is the latest in a series of SSL deployment web
applications and trainings provided by the company for use by anyone,
free of charge.
About DigiCert, Inc.
DigiCert is a premier online trust provider of enterprise security
solutions with an emphasis on authentication, PKI and high-assurance
digital certificates. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, DigiCert is
trusted by a continually growing clientele of more than 50,000 of the
world's leading government, finance, education and Fortune 500(R)
organizations. DigiCert has been recognized for its excellence in
customer support and the workplace, and was applauded for its
value-added product features with the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Customer
Value Enhancement Award for SSL Certificates. For the latest news and
updates on DigiCert, visit www.digicert.com, like DigiCert on
Facebook(R) or follow Twitter(R) handle @digicert.
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