Gartner Research

ValiCert Validation Authority (VA) PKI Product

Published: 03 October 2001

ID: G0090820

Analyst(s): Kristen Noakes-Fry


The ValiCert Validation Authority (VA) delivers a comprehensive, scalable, and reliable framework for validating digital certificates, issued by any PKI and any certificate authority, in realtime. While digital certificates provide individuals and companies with virtual IDs for use in the electronic world, these digital credentials can expire or be revoked or stolen. Companies that conduct business electronically need to confirm that a digital certificate is current and valid before allowing a transaction to occur. ValiCert VA--available as both a product and a managed service--is a component of ValiCert's family of secure solutions for paperless e-business.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
  • Analysis
    • Training and Certification Programs
    • Support
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Strengths
    • Fast Online Validation of Certificates
    • Supports Open Standards and Protocols
    • Works With a Range of Certification Authorities and Platforms
  • Limitations
    • Not a One-Stop Certification Authority or PKI Program
  • Insight

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.