The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing exponentially each year, and SSL.com has all the tools and expertise needed to help providers issue and manage the lifecycle of publicly-trusted X.509 certificates on their devices, including:

  • Custom solutions: As the experts in SSL/TLS, SSL.com collaborates with IoT manufacturers to optimize the generation, installation, and lifecycles of certificates for their devices. For example, a cable modem, set-top box, or other Internet-connected device could be configured to:
    • Connect on booting via a client certificate to a server which creates a subdomain and DNS `A` record with the local IP address that the device is listening on (e.g. 123456.example.com 192.168.1.1).
    • Generate a private key and certificate signing request (CSR) for the subdomain and retrieve a SSL/TLS certificate. Alternately, low-powered devices could be shipped with a private key and optionally a CSR pre-installed or stored in SSL.com’s CSR Manager.
    • Automatically manage certificate lifecycle and rekeying for the lifetime of the device.
    • Your customer can now seamlessly and securely connect to the device’s admin screen with a web browser, avoiding SSL/TLS-related warnings and errors and/or the need to create security exceptions for a self-signed certificate.
  • Hosted PKI and Branded Subordinate CA: Leverage the world-class expertise and infrastructure of SSL.com to host your own dedicated Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to power your Certificate Authority (CA). Manage the life cycle of any digital certificate (SSL/TLS, code signing, S/MIME, etc) directly through your CA web interface or our API.
  • SSL Web Services (SWS) API: Order, download, rekey, and revoke certificates directly from your servers and/or smart devices.

Contact us today for more information or read our article, Securing the Internet of Things (IoT) with SSL/TLS, to find out more about about how SSL.com can help you secure your smart devices.


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