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Entrust launches PKI as-a-Service to better secure cloud apps

By Catherine Knowles, 04 May 2021

Entrust has released Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) as-a-Service to help reduce complexity and enhance the security of an organisation's cloud applications.

The next generation of its high-assurance PKI, Entrust PKIaaS, is designed to be secure, quick to deploy, scale on-demand, and run in the cloud.

Entrust PKIaaS enables cloud migration with pre-built secure solutions that are ready to implement.

The PKIaaS architecture allows customers to scale on-demand, while maintaining simplicity by reducing on-premise services, applications, and software for use cases such as Active Directory PKI Serivce and Private TLS/SSL ACME Service, the company states.

On the four key benefits, Entrust highlights the following:

Scale: Modern use cases require more certificates and shorter life certificates. PKIaaS is a high performance, cloud-native system that grows as required with nearly limitless capacity, and supported by expert Entrust professional services.

Speed: A customers PKI needs to operate fast and run where it does business. PKIaaS deploys and expands within minutes, delivering a solution that can quickly secure a range of business use cases.

Security: PKIaaS provides the assurance customers expect from Entrust, with dedicated CAs and keys protected in Entrust data centres, secured by nShield HSMs.

Simplicity: Management becomes more challenging as deployments diversify and use cases grow more complex. Entrust PKIaaS manages the PKI for customers. It's managed and deployed from the Entrust Central Certificate Services portal, allowing customers to manage their public and private certificate estate in one location.

The launch is part of the wider range of Entrust as-a-Service offerings, a move designed to provide organisations with these four key benefits as they migrate to the cloud.

Together, these applications secure critical and complex digital security and identity use cases with turnkey cloud services that are easy to consume and backed by experts, the company states.

Additionally, PKIaaS supports other use cases such as credential based authentication and integrates with Entrust HSMs, providing a roadmap for cloud deployments.

Entrust product management director of PKI and IoT Jon Ferguson says, “As customers migrate to the cloud, their security and identity needs to go with them.

"Entrust is a pioneer in certificate solutions that enable trust between people, systems and things across public and private environments.

"By bringing Entrust PKI technology and experience to the cloud, PKIaaS provides a secure identity foundation with the scale, speed and simplicity required for businesses rapidly migrating critical services to the cloud.

"Leveraging our secure data centres, and managed by Entrust experts, our born in the cloud solutions secure a wide range of critical security and identity use cases with turnkey cloud services making it quick and easy to deploy.”

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