PKI Use Cases

Manage and automate enterprise machines, virtual servers and IoT devices using the security of managed PKI. HID PKI-as-a-Service (PKIaaS) addresses many customer needs across diverse vertical and use cases.

Secure Your Organization With PKI

In today’s digital world, there’s no room for dated or poorly managed network security solutions that put valuable data at risk. PKI is a viable option for a range of use cases, addressing the added complexity of most networks today including:

  • Network devices
  • Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices
  • Web and application servers
  • Windows/Mac computers
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Encrypted email
  • IoT ecosystem

The Role of PKI and Digital Certificates in Securing Enterprises

Companies across multiple industries have benefitted from HID's PKI solutions — all while achieving industry best practices.

Multiple certificate providers and an inconsistent internal certificate authority was responsible for outages. The HID Account Certificate Manager (ACM) issued and managed trusted SSL and private-trust internal certificates, providing a secure, holistic approach.

Using smart meters required a private PKI infrastructure for the devices to communicate securely. HID PKIaaS was deployed to send certificate signing requests to the cloud and resulted in secure, single-authenticated sessions occurring at record volumes.

Needed a full-service PKI provider for the on-demand issuance of server and user certificates as well as a predictable schedule for logistics management. Used HID ACM to manage third-party certificates and deliver independent digital-signing certificates.

Desired a fully-branded private PKI solution with an offline Root CA and multiple online issuing CAs. Used the HID CA driver to fully manage and automate issuance of both trusted SSL and internal certificates.

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Simplify PKI and Reduce Cost With HID PKI-as-a-Service

Securely authenticate and communicate across your enterprise using HID PKIaaS's best-in class infrastructure. The service includes the following:

  • Design and implementation of private trust hierarchy architecture
  • Automation support for MS autoenrollment and other standards-based certificate management protocols such as SCEP, EST, ACME and REST API
  • Management of online issuing CA(s) signing, operations, documentation and security processes
  • Account Certificate Management portal to manage both private and trusted certificate services

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