Introduction

With the increasing focus on IT Security comes a higher demand for identity management in the modern business. This requires a flexible, scalable, and secure authentication method. Identity control is made mandatory by many public standards, such as PCI, and PKI is an essential component to set up authentication in many technologies, such as VPN. Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) plays a key role in achieving the required degree of security and scalability. Other approaches have been either scalable but not secure, or secure but not scalable. Not only does PKI provide the framework for security and scalability, it also is a standard adaptable for the coming years. This book’s unique approach illustrates the techniques to practically ...

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