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  • We need shorter certificate lifespans
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The drop from 398 to just 90 days in maximum validity will mean major changes for the industry. While enterprises technically can still manually manage digital certificates with 90-day maximum lifespans, manual renewal and deployment will rapidly become error-prone, unsustainable and may result in serious ramifications.


One CA Agnostic Platform to Manage the Lifecycle of All Your Public and Private Digital Certificates

The Evolution of Digital Certificates in the Modern Enterprise

Digital certificates are in use everywhere for a variety of use-cases within the modern enterprise. In today’s enterprise environment, SSL/TLS certificates are used to secure more than just web servers. New architectures and business processes require identity-based authentication, digital signatures, and encryption that can only be provided by digital certificates. View this video on the evolution of digital certificates in the modern enterprise to learn more.


Discover, issue, renew, and manage all your digital certificates from a single platform

Sectigo Certificate Manager (SCM) is a universal platform purpose-built to issue and manage the lifecycles of digital certificates to secure every human and machine identity across your enterprise, all from a single interface. With SCM, you can automate the issuance and management of Sectigo certificates, alongside those from other publicly trusted Certificate Authorities (CAs), and private CAs, including Microsoft ADCS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and AWS Cloud Services.

PKI Use Cases

Sectigo Certificate Manager seamlessly deploys and automates lifecycle management of PKI certificates across all the following use cases:

SSL/TLS Certificates Are Essential to Securing Web Servers and Load Balancers

In today’s enterprise, the combination of the increased number of servers and more complex networks has driven the need for a modern approach to automating the lifecycle management for enterprise SSL certificates. Sectigo Certificate Manager makes it simple by providing an automated SSL certificate management solution to secure every server across your environment.

Ensure That Messages Are Authentic and Safe

Secure corporate email accounts by digitally signing and encrypting communications with our Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) email certificates, also called Personal ID certificates. S/MIME email certificates validate the digital identity of the user and encrypt and decrypt emails and attachments. Sectigo secure enterprise email certificates are supported by all the major email providers and mail applications, including Microsoft Outlook on the web (formerly known as Outlook Web App or Outlook Web Access / OWA), Exchange, Gmail, popular mobile operating systems, and more.

The Most Effective Security Solution Is Security That’s Easy for Employees to Use

Today, employees require secure remote access to applications and networks using several methods such as laptops, smartphones, and employee-owned devices. IT departments find themselves under pressure to scale their systems and provide a flexible solution that can secure Wi-Fi access, VPN access, and client authentication and scale their needs. Sectigo’s Private PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), also known as Private CA (Certificate Authority), is a complete, managed PKI solution for issuing and managing private key TLS /SSL certificates that are in use everywhere across today’s enterprise environment. These private certificates offer the strongest, simplest, and most cost-effective form of authentication for employees.

In a world of cloud-based users and devices accessing public cloud-based services, the relevance of the legacy enterprise perimeter declines. Identity is the new perimeter.


Source: Gartner, How to Make Cloud More Secure Than Your Own Data Center, Neil MacDonald, Tom Croll, 9 October 2019.

Identity Security is More Important Than Ever

To support a Zero Trust security strategy, digital identity verification is critical to success. Using Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificates and key pairs can strengthen the verification of digital identities and secure the connections between entities beyond the firewalled network architecture. In this age of digital transformation, the Zero Trust model increases the need for a consolidated, automated, and modern approach to PKI.

The Best Way to Ensure Security, Digital Identities, and Compliance of Containers and Code

PKI certificates (Public Key Infrastructure) offer the best way for engineering teams to ensure the security, identity, and compliance of containers and the code within them. Sectigo Certificate Manager is built to scale and manage the large volumes of PKI certificates used in DevOps environments. With Sectigo, you benefit from the simplicity, speed of deployment, cost, warranty, and support of a single digital certificate provider. And with no certificate volume cap or rate limits, your system keeps running even when you need to renew a large number of container certificates frequently.

Prevent Tampering and Compromised Software

Enterprise Code Signing certificates enable developers to digitally sign applications, drivers, and software programs so that end users can verify that a third party has not altered or compromised the code they receive. To verify the code is safe and trusted, these digital certificates include the software developer’s signature, the company name, and timestamping (optional).

Manage Cryptographic Keys With Sectigo Certificate Manager

Cryptographic key management is a cloud-hosted service that allows enterprises to create and manage encryption keys that reside within the cloud provider’s infrastructure. They are accessible only by the client, allowing you to manage cryptographic keys for your cloud services the same way you do on-premises. Many enterprise cloud applications integrate with key vaults provided by cloud vendors to store and manage authentication passwords, credentials, and digital certificates, which require an enterprise key management system like Sectigo Certificate Manager to maintain a secure environment.