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PKI's New Lease on Life in Mobility and the Internet of Things

Published: 18 March 2014

ID: G00259096

Analyst(s): Trent Henry


PKI has played a quiet security role for two decades, but it never fully realized its potential. Mobility, the Internet of Things and new architecture trends have caused a resurgence of interest in PKI.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings



  • Architecture Elements and Trends
  • Microsoft vs. the World
    • Administration
    • Enterprise-Grade Deployment
    • Assurance
  • PKI's Intersection With Mobility
  • Internet of Things
  • Cloudy PKI
  • PKI Futures
  • Market Landscape
  • Shore Up the Infrastructure and the Program(s)
  • Consider Microsoft, but Be Realistic
  • Simplify the Deployment
  • Consider All Variants of Cloud
  • Open Source?
  • Carefully Model IoT Identity Needs

The Details

  • Vendor Solutions
    • Certified Security Solutions
    • Entrust
    • Microsoft
    • Nexus Group
    • OpenTrust (Formerly Keynectis)
    • PrimeKey
    • RSA, The Security Division of EMC
    • Safelayer
    • Symantec
    • Verizon
  • Others in the PKI Ecosystem
    • OpenCA
    • Red Hat
    • Venafi
    • HID Global
    • SSL Certificate Vendors

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