Entrust IdentityGuard Simplifies Management of SSL, PKI, Certificate Discovery, Device Certificates and Credentialing
Entrust, a provider of Identity management and authentication solutions, announced the launch of Entrust IdentityGuard, a new cloud-based service that consolidates the management of digital identities, SSL certificates and credentials via a single solution platform.
Dallas, Texas-based Entrust, which was recently acquired by Datacard Group in a deal reportedly valued at $500 million, said that it is consolidating its most popular certificate and credentialing solutions under the Entrust IdentityGuard Cloud Services portfolio in order to provide customers with a unified management console that offers visibility, ease of use and scalability.
When announcing the acquisition, Entrust disclosed its plans to accelerate investments in personalization, identity and credentialing solutions, and today’s announcement marks the first step toward that goal.
The new solution introduces a more integrated product offering and offers customers five distinct components under a more consolidated brand, including:
• 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
Housed in secure facilities, the infrastructure for Entrust’s IdentityGuard Cloud Services features a highly available and fully redundant framework with intelligent monitoring, and robust data backup and disaster recovery, the company said. Additionally, certain offerings of certificate-related services are trusted by and cross-certified with the U.S. Federal Bridge Certification Authority (FBCA).
“With the substantial increase in connected devices and distributed computing, strong identity solutions are more important than ever as a critical security layer,” said David “Organizations often deploy separate, disparate point solutions that result in difficult, time-consuming and expensive deployment and management,” David Wagner, president of Entrust, said in a statement. “By consolidating identity management in the cloud, the Entrust solution helps reduce expenses, deployment challenges and management headaches that stem from legacy security solutions and techniques.”
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