Many organizations are operating an inhouse PKI on the basis of a Microsoft CA. With such a Windows PKI you can issue and manage X.509 certificates for Windows users, services like web servers or domain controllers or devices like PCs, routers or smartphones. The basis for a Windows PKI is provided by a Windows Server and the contained Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS). With a Windows PKI you can distribute certificates at low cost and transparent to the user using autoenrollment or by manual processes with enrollment agents and a certificate manager. A Windows PKI scales well and offers a series of services and options. A Microsoft CA can be setup with a few of mouse clicks. However, often will unplanned installations by administrators with limited PKI experiences result in a system state that can hardly be corrected afterwards. Therefore, it is highly recommended to utilize the expertise of experienced PKI consultants from a point of view of IT security as well as from an economical standpoint.
We have supported a series of medium and large companies all around the world during all these stages. Our in-depth knowledge of Microsoft PKI concepts and mechanisms helps you to accelerate your PKI project and to assure the quality of PKI operation.
The following TOPKI components will offer you additional PKI features that will enhance your Windows PKI and increase its benefits significantly: