SSL certificates are extensively used in e-commerce to confirm the identity of clients and servers. These certificates encrypt the data flowing to and from the website of the certificate holder. All SSL certificates contain an expiration date which most applications will check before using the contents of the certificate.
Expired SSL certificates are not a good sign. Although most web browsers show a warning message when they encounter an expired certificate, it only confuses the end users as they end up doubting the credibility of the website itself. Some applications even terminate connections abruptly when they encounter expired certificates, which again does not augur well for the credibility of the service. All of this can lead to loss of revenue and ultimately affect the brand value of the service. Hence, it is important to implement a SSL certificate monitoring solution for your website.
Applications Manager's SSL Certificate monitoring tool helps you to:
Since many SSL certificates could be distributed across an organization, it can be difficult to track certificate expiry manually. Applications Manager acts as an effective SSL Certificate expiry monitoring tool that helps manage websites with ease. It gives you visibility into various certificate details such as the name of the organization and the organizational units that the certificate was issued by and issued for. It helps you reduce operational costs and the time associated with manually managing multiple certificates.
Using ManageEngine Applications Manager's SSL Monitor, you can monitor the validity of the SSL certificates of your website. The SSL certificate monitor keeps track of the expiry date of the certificate and the number of days left to expiry. It helps you to manage and monitor SSL Certificate Expiration with ease.
You can define thresholds for the expiration date and Applications Manager will notify you via email when it finds a certificate within the threshold range. Tracking SSL certificate expiry helps you renew certificates proactively and lower the likelihood of website failures and service downtime caused by invalid SSL certificates.
Apart from SSL certificate expiration monitoring, Applications Manager also offers extensive website monitoring that can help you optimize your website performance and create seamless website experiences for your end users. With Applications Manager, you can also monitor 130+ infrastructure types - including on-premise technologies such as application servers, databases, middleware, VMs, web servers and services as well as cloud resources.