As we explained previously, we started building Keyhub driven by the idea of helping SecOps and NetOps experts – and anyone tasked with directly managing SSL/TLS certificates – discover, organize and track countless certificates with ease. Not only does this allow enterprises to manage certificates, but also to ascertain whether any certificates have been accidentally overlooked. In short, the whole world of digital certificates at first sight – right from your dashboard. Our ultimate goal is to equip responsible experts with a universal tool that secures their networks.
A quick recap of what Keyhub beta offers:
- Fast discovery of external certificates
- Clear and user friendly dashboard to get system health overview at a glance
- Easy-to-navigate inventory with flexible filtering, sorting and quick-access groups
- Automated email reports
Unveiled at the recent Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit in London, Keyhub beta was greeted with interest and intrigue by the attending industry peers. The full release of Keyhub marks the end of beta, and includes the internal certificate discovery, the launch of paid plans and inventory updates. Let’s dive deeper into the latest updates.
So what’s new exactly?
Deep discovery, internal environment included
One of the valuable upgrades users can look forward to is Internal Network Discovery. Internal network certificates are used to provide secure communication within the internal IT infrastructure of a company or an organization. They are valid for local networks only and cannot be reached from the public internet. They are widely used:
- When an organization runs a secure web server that's only used by its employees
- To encrypt email sent between employees
- When digital certificates are used to authenticate employees onto the corporate VPN
The internal network certificates are issued by the internal certificate authority (CA). This means that the whole cycle, including issuance and the full lifecycle management, can be done within your company. In this case, the reliability of a company’s internal IT infrastructure fully depends on the tracking system’s health and preventing any risks, including overdue expiration dates, untimely revocation and suchlike.
With Keyhub 1.0 you can finally scan your internal network to detect all certificates, known and unknown, and manage them in one place, collectively with external certificates.
To get started with scanning the internal environment, you simply need to download and install an Agent to your local network. The Agent will scan the network in real time before dispatching certificates to the cloud inventory, whereupon they will be identified by the Keyhub system and displayed in the user’s account.
Visible inventory, more user-friendly
We’ve listened carefully to our beta testers’ feedback and worked on improving our inventory features to make it more handy. Here are some of the updates that have been rolled out:
- Manual certificate upload from your computer and removal from the inventory
- Сertificate details extended by SHA1 property, adding to SHA256 hash option
- Reorganized certificates and endpoint persistence
Although organizing and analyzing certificates from the inventory was already straightforward, the introduction of these additional features is sure to streamline the process, particularly for those who can’t abide the notion of juggling spreadsheets and other manual solutions.
Pricing made affordable
As the beta was completely free to test, with the official release we’re introducing our pricing plans. We tried to make them affordable to cover the needs of both small and medium businesses as well as enterprises.
The free trial of Keyhub beta will reach an end on May 13. Current users that want to continue securing network with Keyhub need to select a paid option, simply by clicking Upgrade in the upper right corner. If you’re not ready to upgrade right now, that’s okay. Keyhub remains free for small teams that manage a maximum of three certificates and don’t want to mess up with spreadsheets.
For those who haven’t tested Keyhub yet, but would like to try it out, don't hold back! You can easily do so, starting with rapid onboarding.
The Keyhub 1.0. release certainly doesn’t mean the end of development. Keyhub has made great strides thus far, but there is plenty more to come in the near future, with a particular focus on improving the user experience.
As ever, we welcome your feedback, questions and any suggestions that might come to mind as you get to grips with Keyhub. To make contact, simply fire us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.