SSL certificate monitoring

SSL certificate monitoring proactively tracks your SSL or TLS certificate's validity and monitors SSL certificate expirations. The tool also identifies any certificate revocation, performs SHA-1 fingerprint checks for certificate tampering, and detects any blacklisted certifying authority—all from the cloud.

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Key features of Site24x7's SSL monitoring tool

Out-of-the-box SSL/TLS Certificate monitoring from the cloud

Site24x7's out of box SSL/TLS Certificate monitor periodically checks the validity of SSL/TLS certificates installed in your Web server from the cloud and triggers an alert before they expire. Detect certificate revocation, enable SHA-1 fingerprint check for checking certificate tampering and even detect any blacklisted certifying authority. Continuously monitor and manage the SSL certificates of custom and important web services like HTTPS, SMTP Server, POP Server, IMAP Server and FTP Server from 130 global monitoring locations. Promote your website's trustworthiness and be sure of providing a secure environment for your website visitors.

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Monitor the SSL certificates of SNI-enabled web servers

When your Web server employs SNI and has multiple SSL certificates on the same IP address it becomes imperative to obtain the correct SSL expiry information. Site24x7's SSL/TLS Certificate monitoring tool helps you monitor SNI SSL certificate expiration with ease. Capture information regarding certificate authority, certificate owner, date of issue, date of expiry and days left for expiration.

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How to monitor SSL certificate expiration with Site24x7?

With Site24x7, you can:

  • Add your SSL/TLS certificates as monitors.
  • Configure custom thresholds on when to be notified.
  • Automate SSL/TLS certificate monitoring for all the certificates deployed.
  • Keep a track of the validity of your SSL/TLS certificates.
  • Renew your SSL/TLS certificates well in advance and negate service disruption, compliance issues, and outages.
  • Improve website and web application availability.
  • Reduce the negative financial impact of lost customers and revenue.
  • Build trust and credibility among your customers.

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FAQs on SSL certificate expiration monitoring

What are SSL and TLS certificates?

Secure sockets layer (SSL) and transport layer security (TLS) certificates are cryptographic protocols that secure communication across computer networks.. These certificates establish an encrypted connection between a web server and a web browser, safeguarding transmitted data from unauthorized access or manipulation by malicious entities.

SSL monitoring is the process of continuously monitoring and analyzing SSL/TLS certificates used by web servers to secure communication over the internet. This involves tracking the validity, expiration dates, and overall health of SSL/TLS certificates to ensure the security of connections and data protection. With SSL monitoring, you receive:

  • Certificate expiry monitoring

    Monitoring the expiration dates of SSL/TLS certificates to prevent unexpected certificate expirations, which can lead to service disruptions or security vulnerabilities.

  • Certificate issuer verification

    Verifying the authenticity and trustworthiness of the certificate authority (CA) that issued the SSL/TLS certificate to ensure that it meets industry standards and is recognized by web browsers.

  • Certificate revocation checking

    Monitoring certificate revocation lists and online certificate status protocol responses to detect if SSL/TLS certificates have been revoked due to security incidents or compromise.

  • Certificate chain validation

    Verifying the integrity of the certificate chain to ensure that each certificate in the chain is valid, properly signed, and issued by a trusted authority, thus establishing a secure connection between the client and server.

  • Configuration monitoring

    Monitoring SSL/TLS configuration settings, such as supported encryption algorithms, key lengths, and cipher suites, to ensure compliance with security best practices and regulatory requirements.

  • Alerting and reporting

    Generating alerts and reports to notify IT administrators of any issues, such as impending certificate expirations, certificate revocations, or misconfigurations, enabling them to take timely corrective actions.

Monitoring SSL certificates is crucial for several reasons. These certificates serve a pivotal role in safeguarding sensitive data transmitted over the internet. By keeping a vigilant eye on SSL certificates, organizations fortify their infrastructures against security breaches and ensure compliance with security standards and best practices. Typically, expired or improperly configured SSL certificates result in service disruptions or downtime. Monitoring helps organizations proactively detect and rectify issues with SSL certificates before they disrupt critical services and applications.

SSL certificates offer users a sense of security regarding the confidentiality of their transmitted data. Through monitoring, organizations uphold trust with customers and users by verifying the validity and proper configuration of SSL certificates, thereby diminishing the likelihood of security incidents or data breaches. Furthermore, SSL/TLS protocols and encryption algorithms are regularly updated to tackle emerging security vulnerabilities and weaknesses. Monitoring keeps organizations well-informed of potential vulnerabilities in SSL certificates, enabling them to take necessary measures to mitigate risks.

SSL/TLS handshakes and encryption/decryption processes can influence server performance and response times. Monitoring helps organizations fine-tune SSL configurations and settings to ensure optimal performance without compromising security.

Site24x7 SSL monitoring operates by continuously monitoring SSL/TLS certificates associated with websites or web applications. Site24x7,

  • Automatically discovers SSL/TLS certificates associated with the monitored websites or web applications.
  • Monitors the expiry dates of SSL/TLS certificates to ensure that they are not approaching expiration.
  • Validates the certificate chains to confirm that the SSL/TLS certificates are issued by trusted CAs and that the chain of trust is intact.
  • Analyzes the cipher suites supported by the SSL/TLS certificates to ensure that they adhere to best practices for security and encryption.
  • Evaluates the SSL/TLS protocol versions supported by the certificates to confirm that they are up-to-date and not vulnerable to known security vulnerabilities.
  • Checks the key lengths of the SSL/TLS certificates to ensure that they meet minimum security standards for encryption strength.
  • Provides customizable alerts and notifications to inform administrators of any issues or anomalies detected with SSL/TLS certificates. It also generates detailed reports and analytics on certificate status, expiry dates, and other relevant metrics.
  • Security compliance
  • Downtime prevention
  • Enhanced data protection
  • Maintaining trust
  • Vulnerability detection
  • Risk mitigation

Secure your site with Site24x7's SSL monitoring tool!

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