Nexus Group

Nexus invests heavily in its certificate authority (CA) platform for its 20th anniversary

Press Release   •   Jan 26, 2017 12:20 GMT

Identity and security company Nexus Group has boosted the development team of its certificate authority (CA) platform Nexus Certificate Manager by 50 percent for its 20th anniversary, and announces new functionality and quality guarantees. “The digitalization of society increases the demand for trusted identities for people and things, and PKI has seen a major upswing in popularity – that is why we invest heavily in Certificate Manager,” says Magnus Malmström, Vice President Product at Nexus.

The security method public key infrastructure (PKI) is used to implement strong authentication, data encryption and digital signatures. Certificate Manager is a flexible and scalable certificate authority (CA) software platform, used to issue, validate and manage the electronic identities (eIDs) in a PKI solution.

“Certificate Manager has an amazing track-record, and is used by numerous organizations to enable trusted identities for workforce members, online customers, citizens and things. It feels great to be able to announce that we are boosting the quality and functionality even more,” says Malmström.

Certificate Manager now issues qualified digital certificates according to the EU regulation eIDAS. It also supports all major certificate enrollment protocols, such as CertEnroll, SCEP, CMP, CMC and soon EST.

“We have also modernized the user experience with a new web interface, and we have added a REST API, which enables customers and developers to build customizations for revocation and registration of devices more easily,” says Malmström.

Certificate Manager supports multitenancy, which means that several different certificate authorities can use the same instance of the software to implement several parallel, independent eID solutions.

“For additional eID and PKI token lifecycle management, Certificate Manager can also be used together with Nexus PRIME. We have standardized the integration.”

Certificate Manager is also in the process of being recertified for Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ (EAL4+) according to the international standard Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (CC).

“In addition to that, our organization is creating an information security management system, following the information security standards ISO/IEC 27002 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013,” says Malmström.

Press contacts

Lars Pettersson, CEO at Nexus

lars.pettersson@nexusgroup.com
+46 705 17 28 02

Carolen Ytander, CMO at Nexus

carolen.ytander@nexusgroup.com
+46 729 74 34 61

Magnus Malmström VP Product at Nexus

magnus.malmstrom@nexusgroup.com

+46 702 14 88 32


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Lars Pettersson

Carolen Ytander

Magnus Malmström

About Nexus Group

Swedish-owned Nexus Group is an innovative and rapidly growing product company, developing identity and security solutions. Our technology helps organizations digitize their operations in a secure way, by enabling e-commerce and online banking, enabling e-services in public sector, managing physical and digital access, securing access control, provisioning access cards, and protecting communication between things.

The very basis of all security, both physical and digital, is the creation, management, and use of identities. We have enabled trusted identities for people, software, and devices since 1984, and our technology is today relied upon by a large number of organizations and 100 million end users around the world. We are 300 employees across 15 offices in Europe, India, and the US, and we have a global partner network.

Nexus’s mission is to contribute to the formation of a secure society, and everything we do is guided by our core values: we care, we innovate, we are committed.