(The Hosting News) – GlobalSign, a leading provider of identity services for commerce, communications, content and communities, today announced the launch of the latest version of its Active Directory integration, the Auto Enrollment Gateway (AEG). Originally launched in 2013, AEG is a software service that acts as a connector between GlobalSign’s SaaS certificate services and an organization’s Windows environment, simulating aspects of an on-premise Certificate Authority (e.g. Microsoft CA) while forwarding all certificate enrollment requests to GlobalSign. GlobalSign manages the security, high availability, and CA operations, while organizations retain control of users and policies.
AEG allows organizations to leverage Active Directory to automate the enrollment, provisioning, and management of digital certificates without the need to run an internal CA, a resource-intensive undertaking. Offloading the burden of CA management to a WebTrust-audited third party like GlobalSign lowers the total cost of ownership for public key infrastructure, and reduces the risk of expensive business interruptions due to system outages or key management failures.