Clifton, NJ, December 14, 2015 — The Comodo organization, a global innovator and developer of cybersecurity solutions, today announced that the next version of its flagship digital certificate lifecycle management technology – Comodo Certificate Manager (CCM) 5.3 – is now generally available worldwide.

CCM 5.3 helps companies keep track of all of their digital certificates – from dozens to thousands. The lifecycle management of digital certificates is a challenge for some companies – which includes the ability to issue new certificates instantly. CCM streamlines the lifecycle management of EV, SSL, UC, Wildcard, Multi-domain, and client certificates through a unified and secure web interface – which allows for easier administration, fast certificate issuance, lower costs and improved security.

CCM 5.3 sees the addition of the Code Signing On-The-Fly (CSF) service, offering customers a more intuitive and highly secure way to digitally sign their software. Software publishers sign their applications with a code signing certificate to prove to customers that the file they are downloading is genuine and not a version that has been modified or hacked. This is especially important for publishers who distribute their software through third-party download sites, which they may have no control over. Furthermore, major operating systems will show end users an error message if the software they are trying to install is not signed by a trusted CA.

CCM's CSF service provides a fast and simple interface through which developers can upload, sign and quickly collect their signed software. The service also ensures certificate keys are securely stored and available only to authenticated users, helping to mitigate the risk of accidental loss or theft. CSF is available in both hosted and cloud deployment models and can sign .EXE, .DLL, .CAB, .MSI, .JS, .VBS, .PS1, .OCX, .SYS, .WSF, .CAT, .MSP, .CPL, and .EFI formats.

"Our latest version of Comodo Certificate Manager adds the new element of Code Signing On-The-Fly, further supporting our already excellent features of streamlining the management of digital certificates overall," said Muratcan Tepencelik, CCM product manager. "Code Signing Services from Comodo solve the traditional code signing problems of private keys being shared locally – subjecting them to possible theft or loss – with instant feedback and approval processes, allowing the certificate management team to rest easy and know the lifecycle of its digital certificates are maintained, optimized and secure."

Benefits of Comodo Certificate Manager

  • CCM 5.3 is a flexible and reliable system for digital certificate issuance and lifecycle management
  • CCM 5.3 streamlines lifecycle administration with rapid approval, issuance, revocation and renewal of SSL certificates
  • The system allows for configurable email alerts, so system administrators can receive notifications about certificate requests and upcoming expiration notices
  • CCM 5.3 offers same-day expiration reissuance
  • A built-in auto discovery feature in CCM imports all existing and future SSL certificates (even for different vendors) on company websites and internal networks
  • CCM 5.3 ensures no unexpected certificate expiration happens via detailed notification processes
  • Unlike automated certificate vendors, CCM 5.3 is supported by live, expert technical assistance

What do some of Comodo's great customers say about using Comodo Certificate Manager?

"Comodo Certificate Manager gives our team a central repository and dashboard to manage and track all the digital certificates across our entire network. With CCM, we can get fast turnaround and renewal on any certificate and stay up-to-date on certificates that are nearing expiration or renewal—ensuring our web properties stay fully functional and secure every minute of every day for our customers." -- Mr. Dustin Lovell, systems administrator at America First Credit Union.

"We needed to put a certificate management solution in place that would significantly streamline the process of ordering, managing, and understanding which digital certificates were expiring – and Comodo Certificate Manager was the perfect security solution for us. CCM gives us proactive updates regarding any changes in the SSL landscape, including security issues and alerts, and ensures no unexpected certificate expiration. All of these features within CCM allow for our organization's dependence on IT to remain secure." -- Mr. Andrew Rust, technical authority at Aviva.

"Comodo Certificate Manager is now our central, one-stop shop to view and manage all of our digital certificates and public key infrastructure needs. Comodo Certificate Manager's workflow makes it very easy to operate, allowing our systems administrators to have single visibility into all of the digital certificates we need to manage now and in the future. Comodo CCM is the perfect solution to manage the lifecycle of our certificates and grow with us, as we grow as a company." -- Mr. Christian Freund, technical authority, Systems and Software Development at Weseler Rechenzentrum.


About Comodo CA

Comodo CA, the largest certificate authority with over 1 million SSL certificates issued worldwide, is meeting these challenges head-on by securing transactions and creating trust online. A trusted partner for more than two decades, Comodo CA provides web security solutions for businesses of all sizes, protecting their online universe. Comodo CA’s world-class solutions identify, prevent, remediate and combat against sophisticated web-based threats. For more information, visit comodoca.com.