Managed Keys is a modern software based solution for certificate lifecycle management which automatically provide you with compliance metrics related to the keys in use in your organization. Some highlighted features/benefits below
Ensure compliance and get complete overview and control over all keys/certificates across teams, platforms, products and applications.
Timely, automatic and correct renewal, distribution (internally or between B2B partners) and installation in any application, product or platform
Realtime and accurate overview of key usage and their inter-dependencies. Not only internal keys but also keys exchanged with business partners
Secure management of X.509, PGP, SSH, API keys used for SSL, message encryption & signature, cloud services, code signing, secure B2B web services etc
Manage your certificates across on-premises and cloud based workloads in a consistent way using our specific agents for public cloud vendors
Continously verify correct key usage and compliance with company policies. Identify unknown keys and alert any discrepancy to operations staff
Managed Keys hides complexities and integrates directly with your existing infrastructure.
Each Microsoft platform and product has different approaches to renewing and installing certificates. Managed Keys hides all this complexity and manages all keys in an uniform way to ensure higher uptime and better security. Managed Keys also supplements Active Directory certificate services by bridging the gaps and extending the range of Microsofts certificate services.
In SAP landscapes there are multiple key stores, systems are typically managed by multiple teams and keys are often used in B2B scenarios where a public key needs to be shared between multiple organizations.
Managed Keys runs as an integrated part of SAP NetWeaver and hides complexities in cross-team, cross-organizational, time-syncronized key renewals.
Often keys & certificates need to be installed in specialized appliances for SSL acceleration, load balancing, remote access solutions (VPN, VDI etc.), WiFi access points etc. Managed Keys takes care of entire process from internal or external order to installation in the specific format of the certificate, key and chain that each appliance requires.
Managed Keys gives us a great and always up-to-date overview of all our certificates, including their thumbprints and when they will expire. The process of renewal is fully automated and all relevant partners are informed in due time about certificates approaching the expiration date. In case of problems the support is fast and qualified solving the issue to our full satisfaction
Managed Keys makes it possible for us to forget all about managing certificates – and prevents us from getting unnecessary downtime caused by expired or unknown/undocumented certificates. We have been through a transitioning phase where new certificates, as well as old certificates scheduled for renewal, has gradually been set as managed keys in the system. During the entire process, we have had full overview of all our certificates as well as immaculate, competent and immediate support.
IT Operations and Development Manager, DSR