Launch of the PKI Spotlight security solution


PKI Solutions announced the introduction of PKI Spotlight, an industry-leading solution that provides real-time monitoring and alerting of the availability, configuration, and security of all organizations’ PKI environments, all consolidated into a dashboard. easy to use edge. PKI is a fundamental technology for almost all identity and data encryption solutions used in the world.

Protecting data has never been more challenging with pervasive and ever-changing cyber threats, remote workforces and employee turnover, and apps and devices requiring constant updates. Now more than ever, enterprises need a holistic, centralized view of all their security components and real-time security intelligence to protect their business-critical data now and in the future. According to Gartner, “In many organizations today, ongoing operations and rapid response to (cybersecurity) incidents are hampered by the proliferation of siled dashboards.” By 2024, organizations adopting a cybersecurity mesh architecture to integrate security tools to operate as a cooperative ecosystem will reduce the financial impact of individual security incidents by an average of 90%.

“We are excited to introduce a revolutionary new PKI solution that solves the toughest PKI management challenges not solved by any current product and process on the market today. What PKI Spotlight offers is revolutionary because it acts as the first and only solution to consolidate vital information about an organization’s PKI environment into a single view, at your fingertips.This has been challenging due to the unique distributed nature of PKI, the adoption of components locked hardware such as hardware security modules (HSMs), expanding cloud environments, and the fact that organizations may not always have dedicated resources to manage all of their PKI environments,” said Mark B. Cooper, president and founder of PKI Solutions.

PKI Spotlight gives organizations real-time security insights

With PKI Spotlight, PKI Solutions aims to provide enterprises with improved results in operational resiliency, security posture management, threat detection and adoption of best practices. It improves an organization’s operational resilience by improving the availability, availability, and recoverability of its PKI and HSM environments. It also improves the management of an organization’s security posture by maintaining the security and integrity of their PKIs with visibility into configurations that may impact identity and encryption systems. The product’s threat detection features enable IT teams to quickly spot anomalous actions in the PKI environment and PKI Spotlight’s best practices features help organizations review and refine their PKI operational and configuration best practices. Overall, this enhanced security intelligence provided by PKI Spotlight enables IT teams to make faster, smarter, and more effective decisions to protect their organization’s data and deliver seamless experiences for employees and customers.

Key features of PKI Spotlight include:

• Configuration of real-time PKI and HSM events, roles and aggregation engine

• Unified dashboard with exploration of events, configuration and PKI roles

• Custom alerts and notifications for critical PKI functions, events, activities and configuration changes

• Email integration into incident and service management solutions

• Config Explorer for granular visibility of PKI configurations such as CA permissions, revocation, Active Directory, cryptography and policy modules

• Time-based event filtering and exploration that filters events by source, role, time, and severity with built-in message and event ID search

• View of all PKI roles, such as Certificate Authority, Web Enrollment Site, CRL Distribution Point, Authority Information Access (AIA), OCSP Responder, NDES, and CES/CEP servers

Early customer response to PKI Spotlight

Under the PKI Solution Early Access Program (EAP) for PKI Spotlight, companies from many different industries have provided valuable feedback and overwhelmingly positive response to the new solution.

“With PKI Solutions, we get best-in-class PKI expertise. PKI Spotlight is an important addition to our product portfolio and gives us productivity gains as well as peace of mind that our PKI systems are available and functional, and any service that relies on our PKI will operate smoothly and securely.We expect our reliance on our PKI environment to increase over time and having a product like PKI Spotlight means we can reliably execute initiatives that continue to improve our security posture,” said Scott Fales, Principal Network Engineer at BayPort Credit Union.

According to Roger A. Grimes, a cybersecurity consultant for 34 years and author of 13 books and more than 1,200 magazine articles on computer security, now is the time for a product like PKI Spotlight. “Whether you have one server PKI or dozens, you should get PKI Spotlight. It’s what Microsoft should have created 20 years ago. Once you see what it does, it seems so obvious why you you absolutely need,” Grimes said.

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