Published: 11 March 2011
Analyst(s): Robin Wilton
Over the last decade, the technology of public key infrastructure (PKI) has remained surprisingly stable while its adoption has persistently confounded forecasts and challenged initial assumptions. This assessment looks at what has remained the same, what has changed, and what has evolved in unexpected ways. It offers an analysis of why PKI reality has so often diverged from expectations and how organizations should view PKI as an enterprise risk mitigation tool in future deployments.
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