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Blog Post Oct 03, 2019

Sectigo Certificate Manager Short Listed for Computing Magazine’s Security Automation Award

We are pleased to announce that Sectigo Certificate Manager has made the short list for Computing Magazine’s Security Excellence Awards in the Security Automation category. This accolade marks the second year in a row that a Sectigo product has been recognized by Computing; last year, Sectigo IoT Manager won in the award in the IoT Security Solution category.

Computing chose the Sectigo Certificate Manager Platform for this honor in part because of our April 2019 addition of support for the ACME (Automated Certificate Management Environment) protocol.

One case study in the benefits of certificate automation comes from international compliance consultancy Lighthouse Global. As the company serves firms dealing with data loss, it requires airtight management of its own infrastructure. That, however, proved resource-intensive and challenging.

By implementing automation through Sectigo Certificate Manager, Lighthouse Global was able to automatically supply, discover, and manage digital certificates across servers, devices, internal applications, clients, and website—from a single pane of glass, saving significant time and labor resources. Within weeks, the team was able to identify and log the status of every private certificate on its servers, devices, internal applications, clients (desktops, internal S/MIME email), and each public SSL certificate on its website.

“I needed to troubleshoot recurring issues, but had no visibility into the scope of public or private certificates across the company. It would have taken a year to manually discover the full extent of certificate inventory, as well as what was secure, active or needing renewal,” said Bryan Seely, Senior Systems Engineer for IT Security, Lighthouse Global

The initiative has enabled the IT team to replace the company’s complex two-tier PKI infrastructure with Sectigo Certificate Manager. In late February 2019 alone, it issued 10,000 certificates across the enterprise.

“The platform helped us find all the ‘broken’ certificates across our environment,” said Seely. “Without Certificate Manager, it would be like trying to clean up your house, but you can’t even get into other rooms.”