SSL Certificate Monitoring – Avoid embarrassing outages and brand damage due to unplanned SSL certificate expiration

Graphic of browsers reporting expired SSL certificate.

Mission-critical systems can be disrupted if SSL certificates expire.

IT organizations also need to monitor erroneous or unauthorized changes to SSL certificates to prevent security attacks and system outages. Given the business criticality of SSL certificates, Download Monitoring SSL Certificates in Business Applications White Papermanual tracking is not a viable option.

For more information on the challenges involved in SSL certificate management and a holistic solution for monitoring and management, see this new technical white paper: SSL Certificate Expiry Monitoring and Management.

 

Many high-profile system outages are caused due to unplanned SSL certificate expiration

Surprisingly, despite the frequent (and quite public) security compromises due to expired SSL certificates, most IT teams are unprepared for the consequences of poorly managed SSL certificates.

Service Outages due to expired SSL certificates

Some of the most severe outages highlighted in the press have been traced to unplanned SSL certificate expiration

Many organizations still track SSL using error-prone manual methods

According to Gartner, most organizations SSL certificate renewal are tracked using reminders rely on manual processes to keep track of certificates, resulting in increased exposure to risks.

Service outages due to unplanned certificate expiration impact service availability, SLAs and brand confidence. It can also lead to noncompliance with regulatory requirements.

Gartner report findings, “X.509 Certificate Management: Avoiding Downtime and Brand Damage” (reprint source: Gradian.co.uk)

Adopt a Holistic SSL Certificate Monitoring Solution

eG Enterprise provides proactive alerting on the SSL certificate validity based on a configurable threshold (days in advance before the SSL certificates’ expiration date).

Multi-modal alerting is available out-of-the-box with eG Enterprise:

• Alerts on the eG Enterprise Web Console
• Email notifications
• Text message (SMS) notifications
• Trouble tickets directly opened in your helpdesk system

The following screenshots will give you a flavor of the type of visibility that eG Enterprise provides into SSL certificate monitoring.

Proactive alerts on the Web Console

Alerts on the eG Enterprise Web Console point out precisely which service is impacted by the soon-to-expire SSL Certificate.

Alerts on the eG Enterprise Web Console point out precisely which service is impacted by the soon-to-expire SSL Certificate.

 Email notifications

Timely email notifications help you keep track of SSL certificate expiration across systems.

Timely email notifications help you keep track of SSL certificate expiration across systems.

Visually intuitive and rich graphical dashboards

eG Enterprise comes with visually intuitive and rich graphical dashboards that help keep track of SSL certificate expiration across the organization

eG Enterprise comes with visually intuitive and rich graphical dashboards that help keep track of SSL certificate expiration across the organization

Download the SSL Certificate Monitoring White Paper

Monitoring SSL certificates is extremely critical Download Monitoring SSL Certificates in Business Applications White Paperfor business continuity. eG Enterprise provides a holistic and cost-effective security monitoring solution for tracking SSL certificates and detecting security risks. With intuitive management capabilities and deep visibility into certificates across the enterprise, eG Enterprise makes it easy to monitor and manage SSL certificates.

Check out the new SSL Certificate Expiry Monitoring and Management white paper which has comprehensive solution details about the eG Enterprise solution. Download Monitoring SSL Certificates in Business Applications White Paper