Entrust is aiming to simplify identity management by taking it to the cloud. The company launched IdentityGuard Cloud Services, a cloud-based system that consolidates the management of digital identities, SSL certificates and credentials to a single solution platform.
Entrust is consolidating its certificate and credentialing solutions under the Entrust IdentityGuard Cloud Services portfolio. This switch is designed to gives users one management console that provides a new level of visibility, ease of use and scalability.
The new product is integrated to offer customers the same security solution under a more consolidated brand. The service offers five components:
- Entrust IdentityGuard Cloud Services SSL — formerly Entrust Certificate Management Service
- Entrust IdentityGuard Cloud Services Discovery — formerly Entrust Discovery
- Entrust IdentityGuard Cloud Services Smart Credentials — expected later in 2014
- Entrust IdentityGuard Cloud Services PKI — formerly Entrust Managed Services PKI; expected later 2014
- Entrust IdentityGuard Cloud Services Device Certificates
The infrastructure that powers Entrust IdentityGuard Cloud Services PKI is housed in established secure facilities, features an available and fully redundant framework with monitoring and data backup and disaster recovery. Certain offerings of certificate-related services are trusted by and cross-certified with the U.S. Federal Bridge Certification Authority.
Easy Certificate Discovery
As various types of digital certificates are introduced to an organization, they become more difficult to track and manage — particularly if they are issued from different certification authorities.
Entrust IdentityGuard Cloud Services Discovery is designed to streamline this process with a solution that finds, inventories and manages digital certificates across systems to prevent outages, data breaches and non-compliance.
Entrust IdentityGuard Cloud Services PKI — formerly Entrust Managed Services PKI — establishes and manages certificate-based security across an organization through a reliable, customizable and flexible hosted public key infrastructure.
The solution enables the auto-enrollment of certificates to networks of trusted users, remote employees, partners, suppliers and devices, which enables end-users to sign documents and trust each other’s digital signatures. Auto-enrollment services are also supported for VPN, Web users and devices.
Authenticating Mobile Devices, Identities
In the defense against malware, unauthorized breaches and other malicious or targeted online attacks, managing and strongly identifying mobile devices is now important to a successful information security strategy.
To better defend against such attacks, organizations can leverage Entrust IdentityGuard Cloud Services to deploy device certificates for secure access to internal networks, cloud applications, Wi-Fi or VPN connections — regardless of the type of device.
Digital certificates provide a simple, transparent and secure approach to enable strong identity-based security for organizations embracing enterprise mobility or bring-your-own-device initiatives.
Complementing the innovative mobile device certificate service, Entrust’s cloud-based smart credential solution enables organizations to produce and manage a single unified identity credential for each person associated with an enterprise, government agency or citizen population — all delivered via Entrust IdentityGuard Cloud Services.
Entrust’s cloud-based management console is leveraged to enroll identities, activate credentials, provision identities to mobile devices, handle day-to-day management, print credentials and even mail smart cards or USB tokens to end-users.