GlobalSign Auto Enrollment Gateway (AEG) Provides Automated Certificate
Lifecycle Management for Microsoft Active Directory,
Allowing Enterprises to Reduce Risk of Data Breaches and System
AEG Leverages GlobalSign SaaS Certificate Authority to Strengthen
Security Through Certificate Based Two Factor Authentication and
BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/21/13 -- GlobalSign, the
enterprise SaaS Certificate Authority (CA), today announced
availability of the GlobalSign Auto Enrollment Gateway (AEG). AEG
integrates with Windows Active Directory, allowing enterprises to
automate the enrollment, provisioning and management of GlobalSign
digital certificates for Windows environments. By replacing their
internal CAs with GlobalSign's proven services, enterprises
strengthen security and reduce costs by adding certificate-based
solutions such as two-factor authentication and advanced SSL without
having to manage their own highly complex and costly internal CA.
Because GlobalSign SaaS certificate services provide the latest best
practices and highest standards in certificate technology,
enterprises using them reduce their risk of falling victim to attacks
that take advantage of weak and mismanaged certificates. Eliminating
the need to manage a resource-intensive internal CA reduces the total
cost of ownership of the public key infrastructure (PKI) as well as
the risk of system outages that stall business activities.
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As noted in research published by Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks
Company, certificates have been increasingly targeted by attackers,
who are successfully exploiting known vulnerabilities such as
untrusted self-signed certificates, certificates configured for weak
encryption and unwieldy certificate revocation mechanisms. In
addition, attackers have successfully pulled off more sophisticated
exploits such as fraudulently issuing certificates from trusted
third-party authorities and forging certificates that are relied upon
"Most enterprises are not proactively managing the risks associated
with these attacks and are unprepared to respond quickly to a
compromise," said Derek E. Brink, vice president and research fellow
for IT Security at Aberdeen Group. "By allowing enterprises to place
the operational aspects of managing certificates into the hands of
experts, while retaining enterprise control over group policies
managed in Active Directory, GlobalSign is aiming to accommodate
future growth in the use of certificates while addressing the
practical issues of security and trust in an efficient,
cost-effective deployment model."
The GlobalSign AEG provides multiple security and cost-savings
benefits as well as enhanced risk mitigation. Seamless integration
with Microsoft AD allows enterprises to automate PKI management as
well as certificate provisioning and deployment across Windows-based
networks, a capability that strengthens PKIs, establishes internal
and external trusted communications, and reduces costs.
The solution offers a number of business benefits:
-- Risk mitigation: Certificate management by a public trusted CA
protects against vulnerabilities and threats.
-- Compliance: Proper management ensures that certificates remain valid
and do not cause the enterprise to become noncompliant.
-- Cost savings: GlobalSign AEG cuts costs by putting management in the
hands of PKI experts, removing the need for resources to manage PKI
and preventing breaches that could be devastating to businesses,
causing brand damage and loss in revenue.
-- Enhanced productivity: Proper PKI management ensures continued uptime,
eliminates the interruption of mission-critical operations due to
invalid certificates and offers employees remote, secure access to
Additional features and benefits include:
-- Easily deployed Public Key Operation (PKO) solutions: AEG supports a
wide range of use cases that require strong two-factor authentication,
from client authentication of remote workforces accessing the network
through VPNs and WiFi to privileged access of highly sensitive
resources and systems via smart-card authentication.
-- Scalability: Organizations can easily scale to higher-volume
deployments to accommodate growth.
-- AD integration: AEG provides seamless, often transparent, certificate
life-cycle management, avoiding disruptions and security concerns
through immediate detection and replacement of expired certificates.
-- SaaS CA: AEG eliminates need for internal CAs, e.g. Microsoft CA, thus
reducing management costs and complexity as well as overall PKI TCO.
-- Strongest available certificates: 2048-bit encryption ensures
protection against even the most advanced certificate- and PKI-based
-- Automated PKI management: This liberates IT to focus on core
competencies and business-driving IT projects.
"PKI is under attack, and digital certificates have become a common
threat vector employed by cybercriminals. However, that doesn't
change the fact that when deployed, managed and used effectively,
digital certificates provide the most proven means of defense for
enterprise networks," said Lila Kee, GlobalSign chief product and
marketing officer. "The AEG allows organizations not only to
eliminate costly management burdens but also to get full value and
maximum security out of their AD investments."
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About GMO GlobalSign
GlobalSign has been a trust service provider
since 1996. Its focus has been, and always will be, on providing
convenient and highly productive PKI solutions for organizations of
all sizes. Its core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands
of authenticated customers to conduct SSL secured transactions, data
transfer, distribution of tamper-proof code, and protection of online
identities for secure email and access control. Vision and commitment
to innovation led to GlobalSign being recognized by Frost & Sullivan
for the 2011 Product Line Strategy Award. The company has local
offices in the US, Europe and throughout Asia. For the latest news on
GlobalSign visit www.globalsign.com or follow GlobalSign on Twitter
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industry-leading Internet solutions including domain name
registration, cloud-based and traditional hosting, ecommerce,
security, and payment processing services that each hold the top
share of their respective markets in Japan. Other key business areas
for the Group include online securities/FX trading, Internet
advertising, search engine marketing and online research. In 2011 a
new Social Media & Smartphone Platform segment was established
bringing together group initiatives in social apps development, daily
deals and Android app distribution. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is
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