Unisys Corp. launched Tuesday Unisys Managed Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), a new service that centrally manages the process by which organizations authenticate users and devices on their networks.
PKI is a set of policies and procedures to create, manage, distribute, use, store and revoke digital certificates that authenticate the identities of users and devices. Many organizations depend on PKI to secure activities such as financial transactions, e-commerce, internet banking and email.
Powered by a platform from PKI service provider HydrantID, Unisys Managed PKI is an essential element of a Zero Trust security model that allows organizations to outsource the complexity of running a best-in-class PKI while not relinquishing control of their trusted assets. Unisys’ unique, dedicated management process and security model ensures only authorized access to protected materials with no vendor lock-in.
With Unisys Managed PKI Services, clients can outsource the complexity of running a PKI without losing control of assets; ensure that only authorized access to root key material and no vendor lock-in; leverage PKI services tailored to specific requirements; reduce the cost of maintaining PKI infrastructure with no complex certificate based pricing or credits to manage; add new services at any time, with predictable, all-inclusive pricing with no surprises; and enable frictionless access to sensitive data.
Unisys continually engages with clients to enhance and optimize their PKI deployments on an ongoing basis as new requirements emerge.
As cyber risks multiply with the growth of cloud computing, mobile devices and the Internet of Things, private and public sector organizations must ensure that everything on their networks – including servers, devices, domains, people, business apps and cloud services – is authenticated to securely communicate inside and outside the enterprise.
Through this service, Unisys Security Solutions consultants initially work with clients to conduct an initial PKI requirements assessment and workshop to understand their current and future PKI needs based on the client’s specific security and technology use cases. The Unisys managed services team then provides turnkey services to achieve their PKI security objectives – including PKI hierarchy design, root key generation, ongoing certificate authority and validation operations, certificate lifecycle automation and key management services.
During ongoing operations, Unisys continues to collaboratively engage with clients to discuss and enhance ways to optimize the PKI deployment as requirements evolve. Unisys works continually to ensure PKI deployments continue to mature and align with the organization’s needs.
Unisys Managed PKI offerings provide multiple delivery, management, automation and key management mechanisms to support organization’s unique business, technical and security needs. With Unisys Managed PKI, users are outsourcing the complexity of running a PKI, not losing control of trusted assets. Its customer management process and security model ensure only authorized access to root key material.
Unisys Security Solutions consultants work with the team to conduct an initial PKI requirements assessment and workshop, to understand current and future PKI needs based on specific security and technology use cases. The Unisys managed services team provides turn-key services to ensure PKI security objectives are achieved. Including PKI hierarchy design, root key generation, on-going certificate authority and validation operations, certificate life cycle automation and key management services.
During ongoing operations, Unisys Security Solutions will continue to engage, discuss and enhance deployment optimization as new requirements may emerge. Unisys works collaboratively to ensure that PKI deployment continues to mature and align with organization’s needs.
“Unisys is pleased to add Managed PKI to our portfolio of services to help clients implement Zero Trust security in their organizations,” said Jonathan Goldberger, vice president of Security Solutions, Unisys. “Working with the proven solution from HydrantID gives us the performance and flexibility we need to address our clients’ needs to help them maintain trust by continually ensuring that people and devices on their networks are authenticated – while monitoring the implementation to adapt to changing requirements.”