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What is Managed PKI? Managed PKI Services and Solutions

By eMudhra Editorial on April 18, 2023
What is Managed PKI? Managed PKI Services and Solutions

In today's digital age, data security is of paramount importance, and it is crucial to ensure that the information we transmit and store is safe and secure from potential threats. One of the most critical aspects of security is encryption, which involves the use of crypto keys to protect sensitive information from unauthorized access. Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is a crucial technology that enables the secure exchange of information over the Internet by providing a framework for creating, managing, and distributing digital certificates and keys. Managed PKI takes this a step further by providing a comprehensive cloud solution for managing the entire PKI lifecycle, including issuing, renewing, and revoking certificates. 

As mentioned, PKI is the foundational layer of enterprise security, a comprehensive PKI suite in place ensures not only the integrity of digital communication but also builds trust in the digital ecosystem.  While the need for a PKI solution cannot be denied but getting it right is complex. Finding and retaining the right people with the right expertise, adherence to industry standards, and skyrocketing costs are only a few roadblocks to name.

These growing needs and challenges have driven more and more industries to subscribe to a managed service for PKI lifecycle management instead of operating the PKI solution on-premise. Let us delve deeper into the concept of managed PKI, its implementation, and its benefits. We will also explain briefly how eMudhra is enabling secure digital transformation and mitigating the risks with trusted identities. Whether you are looking to create and deploy your own PKI trust hierarchy to secure your IT systems, networks, and IoT devices using eMudhra's PKI suite or want to learn more about the scope of PKI, this blog is for you.

What is Managed PKI and Its Benefits?

Managed Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is a comprehensive solution for managing digital certificates and encryption keys. PKI being the critical aspect of enterprise security ensures confidentiality, integrity, and availability in the digital ecosystem.

It allows enterprises to centrally manage digital certificates and encryption keys, eliminating the need for multiple, disparate PKI systems. Employing PKI as a service also streamlines the certificate issuance, renewal, and revocation process, ensuring that certificates are always up-to-date and compliant with industry standards.

Moreover, Managed PKI allows the creation of a hierarchical structure of certificates, enabling organizations to delegate certificate management to different departments and stakeholders. It also provides a unified platform for managing both internal and external certificates, thereby minimizing the risk of security breaches.

Last but not the least, it is highly scalable and can accommodate the needs of organizations of all sizes. It is a cost-effective solution that reduces the complexity of PKI management while ensuring the security of sensitive information. Furthermore, Managed PKI providers like eMudhra offer round-the-clock support and monitoring, ensuring that any security incidents or issues are promptly addressed.

To conclude, managed PKI is a comprehensive, scalable, and cost-effective solution for managing digital certificates and encryption keys which in turn streamlines management processes, enhances security, and mitigates the risk of data breaches.

Managed PKI Features

Managed PKI services like the one provided by eMudhra offer a range of features that can help organizations secure their digital assets, including enhanced security, centralized administration, and improved operational efficiency.

One of the key features is enhanced security. eMudhra’s managed PKI services provide a secure infrastructure for managing digital certificates and encryption keys, which are critical components in securing digital communications. eMudhra offers strong authentication and access control, ensuring that only authorized users can access sensitive information. In addition, it ensures the integrity and authenticity of digital transactions, preventing tampering and fraud.

Another key feature of eMudhra’s managed PKI suite is centralized administration. Managed PKI services provide a centralized point of control for managing digital certificates and encryption keys, allowing organizations to manage their security policies and procedures more efficiently and effectively. With a comprehensive suite in place, system administrators can set policies for certificate issuance and revocation and can manage certificate lifecycles more easily. This can help to reduce administrative overheads and improve operational efficiency.

Deploying managed PKI suite guarantees improved operational efficiency. With it, enterprises can automate many of the tasks associated with managing digital certificates and encryption keys which in turn helps to reduce the burden on IT staff and improve operational efficiency. An additional feature offered by us is, real-time monitoring and reporting, allowing enterprises to quickly identify and respond to security incidents.

Managed PKI services offer a range of features that can help businesses improve their security and protect their digital assets. By leveraging this service, enterprises can create and maintain secure communication channels to drive the focus toward core business objectives.

Managed PKI Services: How To Get Started with eMudhra

eMudhra is a global trust service provider and internationally acknowledged CA with a global trust root, emSign. Our PKI services go beyond simply issuing digital certificates. Our world-class PKI engineers will assist you in designing rich, cryptographically secure device identities that adapt to shifts in your business and technology and support trusted automation at the edge.

Employ eMudhra’s simple and efficient turn-key solution to get the functionality and high assurance of PKI, without the cost, risk, and complexity associated with on-premise deployments. With our cloud PKI solutions, you get a highly flexible and scalable PKI combined with end-to-end certificate lifecycle automation. It's your PKI, implemented and managed by our team of experts. 

Contact us now to learn more about the Managed PKI Services offered by eMudhra!

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