Automate the lifecycle of the SSL certificates in your server environment.
Manage public certificates across your entire technology stack from a single platform, regardless of certificate origins and lifespans.
Discover, issue, renew, and manage all your SSL certificates from a single platform
In today's enterprise, the combination of a growing number of servers, more complex networks, and shorter TLS/SSL certificate lifespans has driven the need for a modern approach to automating the lifecycle management of those certificates. Sectigo Certificate Manager (SCM) makes it simple by providing a Certificate Authority (CA) agnostic, automated certificate lifecycle management solution to secure every server and load balancer across your entire environment.
Reducing certificate lifetime encourages automation and the adoption of practices that will drive the ecosystem away from baroque, time-consuming, and error-prone issuance processes.
Manual and spreadsheet-based certificate management is no longer an option for enterprises
Manually discovering and deploying every single certificate is time-consuming and risky. Rogue SSL certificates that are still in use without the central IT team knowing can lead to unexpected expirations and outages. Even with the help of email notifications for expiring certificates, enterprises are at risk of disruptions due to gaps in ownership of certificate renewal and management caused by human error, vacation, or staff turnaround.
But that’s not all. In its “Moving Forward, Together” roadmap, Google announced the intention to reduce the maximum validity for public SSL certificates from 398 days to 90 days in the near future. This means that every SSL certificate will now need to be renewed more than four times per year.
Certificate lifespans are shrinking, it’s time to automate
Whatever your requirements, we have an SSL automation option that's right for you:
Automatic Certificate Management Environment (ACME)
ACME is the preferred automation protocol for public certificate issuance and management. Google highlights ACME as core to the automation of digital certificate lifecycles and lays out the benefits of automation in the context of shorter certificate lifespans. These include increased resilience and agility, which can help organizations more easily transition to quantum-resistant algorithms.
ACME allows you to automate certificate issuance and installation for a wide range of web servers, load balancers, routers, firewalls, and other networking gear. Sectigo supports DV, OV, and EV certificate types via ACME and provides full control to IT administrators.
Proprietary automation tool
Using Sectigo’s Network Agent, you can automate the management of certificates for a variety of systems. The customer premise Network Agent is integrated with Sectigo Certificate Manager which runs in the cloud.
You might prefer to integrate applications more tightly with Sectigo, which is possible using Sectigo’s REST API. While this requires additional development on the application side, it allows you to customize your workflow based on your needs.
Integrations with third party vendors
The SCM platform is built with compatibility in mind. Sectigo is continuously looking for opportunities to integrate with third party vendors to help customers achieve full automation. Check out the full list of integrations in the next section.
Certificate automation provides many benefits to modern organizations
Reduce outages and breaches
Reduce the risk of human error. Manual processes are prone to mistakes, such as misconfiguration or missing a renewal deadline, which can result in cybersecurity vulnerabilities, outages and breaches. Automation can help ensure that all digital certificates across a network are deployed correctly, and critical tasks such as key rotation and certificate revocation are performed promptly and without error.
Spend less by automating certificate management. It could easily take over an hour for an administrator to manually renew and configure a single digital certificate. This is incredibly costly at scale and error-prone. Automation removes the need for this time-intensive manual approach and allows administrators to focus on more important tasks.
Comply with industry regulations and standards. Automated certificate management processes can provide organizations with better visibility into their certificate inventory, making it easier to track and manage certificates across the organization.
Easily manage growing numbers of digital certificates and scale them across increasingly complex enterprise network environments.