idAlliance has released iManageCerts to monitor SSL Certificates for organizations, and provide critical notifications and renewals before end users are affected.
The company said that the tool is available in Software as a Service (SaaS), and standalone licenses for use behind corporate firewalls. It requires no firewall modifications or user id or passwords to monitor public facing web sites. It is suitable for in-house deployments, and can utilise read-only IDs to obtain keystores, keys and certs.
According to idAlliance, the new tool features include, web-enabled, Adobe Flex front-end; web services and centralised back-end, runs on J2EE application servers, including JBoss, Oracle Weblogic and IBM WebSphere; supports all JDBC databases; SMS and email notifications on expired certificates are provided; does not require an id to read public cert information on a host; reporting and sorting capabilities.
Steve Mansfield of idAlliance, said: An expired SSL certificate or multiple can halt production operations immediately, and often take hours to find and resolve. SSL Certificates are the backbone to secure network operations.
“The inventory of deployed locations, keystore passwords, and renewal process are often difficult for organisations to maintain, costing organisations customer transactions and hours of uptime when an expired certificate impacts their environment.”