PKI is short for Public key Infrastructure and is basically a scheme for establishing and using trust for mass communication. PKI consists of a variety of components from a certification authority over policies to users credentials.
PKI is based on solid standards, predominantly x.509, PKIX and others, which ensure that interfacing back-end systems cause little or no hassle.
Many PKI vendors make PKI sound complicated and quite a few
potential customers believe that to be the case. PKI is in fact
rather simple, especially if there is a clearly defined business
case. The business case should fit with a need for secure mass
communication benefitting from cost efficiency and user
The are a variety of business areas where PKI is highly applicable, which include:
Cryptomathic's PKI product range includes all the applications needed to set up and maintain a 'trusted community' based on PKI. Our PKI products can be used as stand alone or in conjunction with other PKI products (from Cryptomathic or third parties) and include key functionality, such as:
Cryptomathic PKI customers range from small to medium enterprises issuing certificates in the thousands to large technology organisations issuing billions of certificates every year.
Professional Management of CA Tasks
Real-Time Certificate Status Information
High Performance Crypto Tools
|Time Stamping Authority
Trusted Time Stamps
ePassport EAC Inspection PKI
Instantaneous ePassport Read Times
Secure LDS Generation