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Blog May 2, 2022 PKI

PKI Spotlight’s Threat Detection Features Allow IT Teams to Quickly Spot Abnormal Actions in Their Organization’s PKI Environments

by Mark B Cooper

Unfortunately, in today’s business environment, organizations everywhere are concerned about cyberattacks and need to be vigilant about threat detection. That’s why we incorporated threat detection as a key pillar of PKI Spotlight, our new product which is the industry’s first and only real-time PKI monitoring and alerting solution.

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PKI Spotlight’s threat detection focuses on spotting threats occurring within your organization’s PKI. It helps you quickly spot abnormal actions in your PKI and HSM environments and take swift action to protect your organization’s data and systems.

When we were developing PKI Spotlight, we thought long and hard about the best way to offer threat detection tools better than anyone else. I’m happy to say that PKI Spotlight allows you to detect potential threats by monitoring alerts across all of your PKI and HSM environments within one easy-to-use dashboard. It allows you to protect all of your PKI environments against malicious activity by spotting unusual CA permissions and revocation activities. You can also identify any out of the ordinary activities in Active Directory, cryptography, and your policy modules. In addition, you can detect unrevoked certificates to quickly pinpoint any anomalies. PKI Spotlight also allows you to get alerts about PKI configuration and notifications about PKI-related service shutdown events. The bottom line is that with one glance at your centralized dashboard in PKI Spotlight, you can see alerts about potential threats and generally have a good understanding of the level of threats within your PKI.

For example, activities such as configuration or security changes will be visible within PKI Spotlight’s dashboard to alert IT teams that potentially suspicious activity is occurring. It also helps spot anomalies in the PKI to determine possible security issues such as a certificate template change and the addition to CA within a few minutes time. By detecting changes to templates and issuance availability in real-time, PKI Spotlight allows you to be nimble and quick in responding to threats to the security of your organization’s data.

Because PKI Spotlight provides a consolidated view of security-related events and provides real-time alerts to IT teams about potential threats, it will quickly notify you of changes to the PKI components in Active Directory and assist you with the discovery of trusted root certificates. In addition, it provides discovery of certificates published to the NTAuth object in AD that determines which CAs are trusted to issue authentication certificates.

Another threat within your PKI, and something that happens way too often, are accidental actions within the PKI environment by users. To protect against this, PKI Spotlight will send you alerts if someone has accidentally (or maliciously) configured a rogue CA to be trusted for access to the environment.

Since the threat of cyberattacks have become an unfortunate part of every IT team’s daily business lives, we want to help arm you with the information and tools you need to keep your organization’s data secure. We will be hosting a special Threat Detection webinar on Monday, May 9 at 10 am PDT where we will give you a detailed overview of how PKI Spotlight will help you improve the threat detection process for your PKI environments. You can sign up for the webinar here. We’re looking forward to having you join us!

And, for everyone who is interested in learning more about PKI Spotlight, we have great news! When you sign up for a full demo of PKI Spotlight, we will provide you with a free Threat Detection Assessment Snapshot Report after the demo and you will also receive promotional pricing when you purchase PKI Spotlight. You can request a demo at pkispotlight.com.

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Mark B Cooper

President & Founder at PKI Solutions, Leading PKI Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert, Author, Speaker, Trainer, Microsoft Certified Master.

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