Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs) contain vital information on the revocation status of digital certificates and as such the availability of valid CRLs is essential for normal operation of trust infrastructures. CRLs also form the legal basis for checking the validity and trustworthiness of issued certificates and therefore directly impact the liability model of a PKI system.
Ascertia CRL Monitor provides automated monitoring for multiple CRL issuers, it provides effective management reporting, failure alerting through email and SMS and other advanced options. CRL Monitor is an essential tool that helps prevent infrastructure failures having a very substantial downstream impact on service users.
CRL Monitor is a marketing name for ADSS Server when its CRL Manager service module is licensed for such a monitoring task.
CRL Monitor supports X.509 v1 and v2 CRLs, including direct and indirect CRLs, Entrust® partitioned CRLs, segmented CRLs, ARLs, delta CRLs, over-issued CRLs and emergency CRLs.
In some cases it is desirable to be able to download CRLs and then publish them locally to avoid a single point of failure, reduce network bandwidth for large enterprises and meet local security policies. CRL monitor allows such re-publishing of CRLs.
CRL Monitor has an advanced web-based GUI to help set-up trusted CAs and their CRL processing policies.