Certificate Transparency Logs and CT Log Monitoring aren’t exactly new concepts…not by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, the concept of CT Logs was first introduced to us in 2013 by Google. While we’re over a decade into leveraging this tech, as we move into 2024, CT Monitoring is more important than ever before. With an increasing number of organizations migrating to the cloud, and an equally growing number of hackers trying their best to steal our data, the significance cannot be overstated. Don’t think it is? Think again! Did you know that over 15,000 Azure-based subdomains are compromised every month with rogue certificates? They are, without question, one of the largest and most vulnerable vectors in most everyone’s security posture.
From undermining user confidence to causing significant financial and reputational damage to businesses, the stakes are high. Finding the best certificate transparency monitoring solution for your organization is crucial. In the following, we’ll dive deeper into what Certificate Transparency Monitoring entails, its critical importance in the modern digital era, and how solutions like EZMonitor are changing the game when it comes to safeguarding trust and integrity online. Let’s get into it!
When you’re shopping around for the best Certificate Transparency Log Monitoring solutions in 2024, the last thing you need to be doing is wasting time comparing and contrasting product features across multiple vendors. …but if you are interested in doing that, just go ahead and click on the previous link, and we’ll see you back here in a few. Alright, so here are the major things we think you need to be looking for in a Certificate Monitoring Tool in 2024.
Coverage and Depth of Certificate Monitoring: At the end of the day, you want a solution that can comprehensively monitor both public and private networks. EZMonitor offers full visibility into SSL certificates across the internet and internal networks, giving you infinitely more depth of insight into what’s actually going on with your certificates. You’d be surprised how often the certs on the private networks are misused or go rogue.
Ease of Use and Integration: Look for a user-friendly dashboard and flexible integration options. Remember, not everyone that’s going to require access to and understanding of this tool is going to be as technically proficient as most members of the engineering team. EZMonitor provides a convenient dashboard and supports alerts via email, SIEM integration, or APIs.
Capability to Identify Misconfigurations and Unauthorized Certificates: Let’s get real. Isn’t this what this whole exercise is all about? Making sure these certificates stay in line? The tool you select should be able to detect misconfigurations and unauthorized certificates. I’d like to humbly assert that EZMonitor quite literally “monitors” (as the name implies) for SSL misconfigurations and helps detect shadow IT CAs, an increasingly prominent issue.
Alerts & Notifications: We just wrote about how identifying issues is crucial, but how about timely and accurate alerts? EZMonitor’s smart alerting helps detect potential security threats like phishing attacks and certificate expirations.
Compliance with Regulations: Did you know that there is an increasing amount of regulating bodies that require your organization to leverage this kind of technology? From Government Agencies to small e-commerce providers, choose the tool that helps you meet and exceed the necessary regulatory requirements.
Support and Maintenance: If there’s one thing we pride ourselves on here at Keytos, it’s our service and customer support. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing the absolute gold-standard level when it comes to keeping our tools operational and ensuring our customers are thrilled with the experience. Find a partner that’ll be as nurturing or as hands-off as you’d like, as there’s no one-size-fits-all to integrations and ongoing maintenance. Rest assured, the PKI Team at Keytos is doing everything humanly (and computer assisted) possible to ensure your certificates stay in line.
Cost: Who isn’t concerned about cost? You’re going to want to evaluate the pricing against the features and benefits offered for whatever tools end up in your final consideration set. Unlike so many of the other players in the industry that hide behind gated content or endless sales discovery calls, we’ve made our pricing for EZMonitor publicly available. For as little as $200/month, you can begin to insulate your organization from certificate-based outages or attacks.
Remember, while you’ve certainly taken a tremendously large step in the right direction by getting this process started, you should try to get a solution up and running ASAP. Remember, according to Gartner, the average outage costs companies $300,000 per hour. Ensure your organization doesn’t have to suffer through the headaches associated with one of these traumatic outages and get yourself set up with a monitoring and altering system today. If you’d like to schedule some time to speak to one of our experts, you can do so using this link!