Gartner Research

Technology Insight for X.509 Certificate Management

Published: 03 October 2019

ID: G00433878

Analyst(s): David Mahdi, David Collinson

Summary

Security and risk management leaders are often unaware of the scope or status of their X.509 certificate deployments. As certificate scope expands to devices, containers and the IoT, they will need to use automated certificate management to avert system outages and gain operational efficiencies.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Definition
  • Description
    • Functions of X.509 Certificate Management Solutions
  • Benefits and Uses
    • Holistic Management of X.509 Certificates: Enhancing Internal and External Enterprise PKI
    • Optimizing Management of External SSL/TLS Certificates
    • Expanding Uses of PKI and X.509 Certificates
  • Risks
    • System Downtime Due to Certificate Expiries
    • Management by Spreadsheet
    • Crypto-Agility: Management of X.509 Certificate Vulnerabilities and Compliance
  • Recommendations
  • Representative Providers
    • Discovery-Centric Tools
    • Full Life Cycle Management Tools

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