SSL-Certificate Management at Ports Group
There is currently a shift taking place online towards a more secure web. The most fundamental way of keeping data secure, is encrypting it with SSL-certificates. This has resulted in an exponential demand for SSL-certificates, but at the same a need for ensuring a safe management of SSL-certificates in order to avoid business critical consequences.
Since the registration and management of domain names is a core part of the Ports Group business, managing SSL-certificates has for a long time been an integral part of our business. At Ports Group, our aim is to ensure a safe handling of all assets we provide. Regardless if we manage your domain names and trademarks, or watch services, hosting services or SSL-certificates, we want to take the same responsibility.
SSL-Certificate Management at Ports Group gives you:
- Holistic solution for domain names, DNS and SSL
In our interface ports.management, you get an unprecedented holistic view of your SSL-certificates, domain names, hosting services and trademarks managed by us.
- Strategic consultation and expertise
We have the experience and expertise vital to be a corporate partner for the safe management of SSL-certificates.
- Full browser compatibility
All our certificates have the maximum browser compatibility.
- Wide choice of certificates
Ports Group provides certificates from Symantec, Digicert, Geotrust and Thawte, ensuring you can get the right certificate for your specific needs.
- Minimizing the risk of certificates expiring as a result of human error
In our SSL-certificate Management Service, we ensure that you get the proper information regarding renewals of your certificates. Thus making sure no certificate slips through the cracks of a large organisation.
Let our team of experts help you with a plan for a more secure certificate management.
- The analysis
In collaboration with the client, we analyse their current certificate situation. Which certificates are there? From which providers? And so on. The analysis is summarised in a document containing a recommended action plan for optimizing the current certificate management.
- Creating control
Based on the action plan, we enable the client to make sure every certificate is under control, with the aim of every certificate being managed by Ports Group for total control and security.
- Ongoing certificate partnership with portfolio management
Ports Group is a gold partner of Digicert, Symantec, Geotrust and Thawte – we have the ability to provide our clients with a smooth and secure certificate partnership, with one dedicated contact and safe management.
SSL-certificates are usually registered:
- At various points in time
- For various periods
- At different providers
- By different people
This makes managing certificates, even across a small organisation, very difficult. Not to mention how complex it gets when it comes to larger organisations.
Our aim is to ensure the same secure management of SSL-certificates as with domain names and trademarks. For maximum protection against certificates failing because of poor management, our recommendation is to always consolidate your certificates.
Consolidating certificates is a process that is usually done in stages, in order to keep the current periods for which you have already paid for.
Based on the analysis of your current SSL-certificates (see analysis), we carry out a consolidation of your certificates in two stages:
- Transfer Digicert certificates
Certificates issued by Digicert can immediately be transferred to our management, thus transferring the administrative responsibility from you to us. In our interface ports.management, you get a total overview of your SSL-certificates, domain names, trademarks and hosting services managed by us.
- Replacing external certificates when expiring
Together with you, we will continuously replace external certificates in order to achieve the main goal of having all of your certificates managed by us.
MPKI for SSL
Through Ports Group, you can also have a MPKI (Managed Public Key Infrastructure) for SSL-certificates, powered by Digicert.
MPKI enables you to issue, install, inspect, remediate, and renew certificates into one scalable software suite.
With an MPKI at Digicert through Ports Group, you get total control, but without the hassle of being a direct client.
Benefits of having an MPKI through Ports Group:
- All costs invoiced by Ports Group, instead of having to pay by credit card.
- Strategic expertise regarding SSL-certificates provided by Ports Group.
- Ports Group’s consultants can act as administrator if/when needed.
- Simple, centralized bulk management for all certificate types.
- The platform can customized to your organization’s unique infrastructure.