Identity solutions aren’t limited to just the credentials associated with an individual. Network servers and critical network infrastructure such as routers, switches, and even end-point devices like security cameras are increasingly incorporating certificates to authenticate and protect their connections.
There are now so many moving parts and such a wide variety of entities all trying to connect and communicate that these identity systems can be seen as both a security enabler and also a service level point of failure. Enabling trust should be viewed as an ecosystem, not one solution or component, but a dynamic set of services working together to ensure connectivity and systems integrity.
Effective identity must be deployed as a system – an identity system. The lack of awareness identity risk represents to the enterprise is a two-fold challenge. Identity systems, like all components of a network, are susceptible to all types of failures, service interruptions, and / or abuses. Limited visibility into identity allows bad actors masquerading as legitimate users, services or network infrastructure devices to go undetected.
CertiPath enhances IT service and systems management solutions by exposing identity-based points of failure providing an important tool for your help desk or network and security operations staff.