What is Certificate Scanning?

The Discovery of digital certificates installed on the endpoints of the network would require certificate scanning. Scanning would store details of the certificate such as location, type, health, expiration date, position in the chain of trust, etc. This would help detect flaws in the network and also help in mapping the network infrastructure.

While we can keep track of certificates manually, we would need supplementary materials or files such as spreadsheet which can expose critical data, and can also result in scalability issue where we have to comprehend thousand of endpoints where automation can help.

Certificate Scanning can be automated to scan at a particular time, or can be initiated manually. They can scan network on-premises or the infrastructure on the cloud. The scans can also be customized such as to carry out a specific area of the network, etc. The output can be available on dashboards or can be sent via emails as well.