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25/11/2021

HID brings PKI-as-a-Service to Europe

Austin, Tx (USA)

Increasingly European enterprises must comply with regulations for establishing local residency of data and security infrastructure. HID Global now delivers its Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) as a Service (PKIaaS) with high availability and redundancy via a hybrid of data centres and cloud regions operated within the EU, enabling what it expects to be a growing number of European customers to simplify regulatory compliance.

Customers can choose for all data and cryptographic key material associated with HID Global’s PKIaaS to reside exclusively within the EU. By using multiple EU-based data centres and cloud regions, HID assures local residency without compromising high availability and redundancy. This includes both its preconfigured service for a dedicated issuing certificate authority (CA) and its customised Private Root PKI service.

PKI is a foundational security technology that has become difficult to manage and maintain in-house without adding the cost and complexity of a dedicated, skilled staff. Outsourcing PKI solves the problem but must be accomplished without losing control of trusted assets. Local EU data residency and service redundancy further enhances this control while also making it easier for customers to comply with EU regulations.

HID has delivered local data residency and service redundancy through a combination of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and hosted data centres at multiple locations throughout the EU. The infrastructure is used to deliver HID’s complete PKIaaS offering, across all certificate validation systems.

The cloud-based HID PKIaaS offering automates the issuance of all enterprise public or private trusted digital certificates through a single platform, reducing the risk of certificate mismanagement and associated outages. It provides unique trust anchor at the issuing CA level and management of all CAs and supports pre-built integrations with the Microsoft Autoenrollment protocol connector and standards-based certificate management protocols including Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP), Enrollment over Secure Transport (EST), and Automated Certificate Management Environment (ACME). Robust Restful Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) enable integration with any other third-party tools for certificate orchestration and automation.


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