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February 16, 2017 |

ManageEngine Strengthens Key Manager Plus with SSL Certificate Life Cycle Management

Integrates with Let’s Encrypt CA; Automates Acquisition, Deployment and Renewal of SSL Certificates

  • End-to-end certificate life cycle management from a simple, centralized web interface
  • Automates CSR generation with standard hashing algorithms and strong keys
  • Eliminates compliance issues; improves operational efficiency
  • Visit ManageEngine at RSA Conference, San Francisco, Booth S2439

February 14, 2017 09:15 AM Eastern Standard Time

PLEASANTON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced major enhancements to its web-based SSH key and SSL certificate management solution, Key Manager Plus. The solution now fully automates acquisition, issue, deployment, reissue, renewal and revoking of SSL certificates through integration with Let’s Encrypt, the renowned open certificate authority. ManageEngine is exhibiting Key Manager Plus and the rest of its IT security suite in Booth S2439 at RSA Conference 2017 being held Feb. 13-17 in San Francisco.

Available immediately, Key Manager Plus 5.0 has provisions that aid users to acquire, deploy and renew third-party SSL certificates onto their respective domain servers — directly from the product’s web interface.

“For organizations that deal with a large SSL environment, the process of purchasing, deploying and renewing SSL certificates often proves to be cumbersome, time-consuming and has hardly been straightforward. Oversight, manual errors, improper configuration, weak ciphers, and expiration often lead to downtimes, compliance issues and security breaches,” said Rajesh Ganesan, director of product management at ManageEngine. “The new version of Key Manager Plus integrates with Let’s Encrypt CA and makes the process smooth. It enables organizations to purchase, deploy, renew, track and manage certificates right from the product interface itself in a highly automated fashion.”

Automating the Entire Life Cycle of SSL Certificate Management

In addition to simplifying the process of SSL certificate acquisition, deployment and renewal, Key Manager Plus automates the entire life cycle of SSL certificate management. Highlights of the new release include:

  • Controls Certificate Signing Requests (CSRs): Centrally controls the certificate signing request process. Handles key-pair creation and provides ready-to-use CSR data files to be sent to Let’s Encrypt CA for obtaining certificates. Generates periodic reports on certificate requests.
  • Handles Let’s Encrypt challenge verification: Automatically fulfills the challenge verification process of Let’s Encrypt to validate the domains.
  • Centralized inventory: Discovers and consolidates all SSL certificates in use in your environment in a secure, centralized repository for easy access and management.
  • Timely renewal: Constantly tracks certificates for expiry and ensures proper renewal of certificates from Let’s Encrypt before the certificates expire.
  • Alerts and notifications: Raises timely alerts and sends appropriate notifications on certificate expiry. Generates exclusive reports for Let’s Encrypt certificates.

With the latest enhancements, Key Manager Plus becomes the one-stop solution for managing all types of digital identities, including SSH keys and SSL certificates. It also complements Password Manager Pro, the company’s privileged password manager for enterprises to consolidate, control, manage, monitor and audit the entire life cycle of all types of privileged identities.

Pricing and Availability

Key Manager Plus (5.0) is available immediately. The licensing is based on the number of keys managed (number of SSH private keys plus SSL certificates plus any other digital key being stored). In addition to a fully functional, free, 30-day evaluation edition, Key Manager Plus is available as a Free Edition and Standard Edition. The Free Edition supports a maximum of five keys. Standard Edition prices start at $395 per year for managing 25 keys. All editions can be downloaded directly from the ManageEngine website at

For more information about Key Manager Plus, please visit For more information about ManageEngine, please visit, follow the company blog at, on Facebook at and on Twitter @ManageEngine.

About Key Manager Plus

ManageEngine Key Manager Plus is a web-based key management solution that helps consolidate, control, manage, monitor and audit the entire life cycle of Secure Shell (SSH) keys and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates. It provides visibility into the SSH and SSL environment and helps administrators take total control of the keys to pre-empt breaches and compliance issues. For more information about Key Manager Plus, visit

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine delivers the real-time IT management tools that empower IT teams to meet organizational needs for real-time services and support. Worldwide, established and emerging enterprises — including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 — rely on ManageEngine products to ensure the optimal performance of their critical IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, applications, desktops and more. ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corporation with offices worldwide, including the United States, India, Singapore, Japan and China. For more information, please visit; follow the company blog at, on Facebook at and on Twitter @ManageEngine.

ManageEngine is a trademark of Zoho Corporation. All other brand names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Tags: ManageEngine, real-time IT, Zoho, Key Manager Plus, key management, SSL certificate management, Let’s Encrypt, SSH keys, Secure Shell, Secure Sockets Layer

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