Organizations protect critical and often regulated information with hundreds or thousands of encryption keys and digital certificates, yet 70 percent of companies have inaccurate or incomplete data about their growing certificate and key populations. A recent Venafi study found that organizations performing basic inventory assessments often discover three to five times more Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificates than they expected to find on their network. As a result, these organizations are vulnerable to costly unplanned outages, security compromises and failed audits.
Venafi Assessor™ is a downloadable, easy-to-install and cost-free software solution that scans an organization’s network to locate deployed digital certificates and associated encryption keys. Assessor leverages industry best practices to highlight the security, operational and compliance risks of poorly managed security instruments, and then provides a series of reports and industry best practice remediation recommendations.
Enterprises can know with certainty the extent of their risks, turning assumptions about their certificates and keys into hard data—at no cost. With Assessor, you will:
- See which keys are strong and which are weak and out of compliance
- Determine which certificate validity periods are creating risk
- Discover the identity of each certificate’s issuing CA
- Find out which certificates are set to expire