Unleash the power of PKI
A public key infrastructure (PKI) provides a solid security foundation for strong authentication, email encryption, digital signing, and securing IoT devices and applications.
The Nexus Smart ID PKI allows governments and businesses to enable trust with certificate-based identities for citizens, employees, applications, things, and smart devices.
What can you do with a powerful PKI platform?
Set-up private Certificate Authority (CA)
Secure access to websites & applications (SSL/TLS)
Enable MFA for VPN or private network access
Enforce device authentication for workplace & IoT devices, MDM
Deploy code signing and authentication (DevOps)
Secure cloud application access
Provide passwordless shell access to machines (SSH)
Protect access to corporate network and WiFi
Initiate mutual authentication for secure web applications (mTLS)
Roll out email signing and encryption
Secure communication between microservices and containers
Manage keys in public cloud
Adopt true end-to-end security
The Smart ID PKI issues certificate-based, cryptographically secure, unforgeable identities that enable,
Strong authentication: Certificate-based authentication ensures only authorized users, devices, or servers can connect to a network or application. Revocation of certificates instantly blocks access in case of compromise or emergency.
Encryption and privacy: Certificates guarantee encrypted communication between devices and services to securely transmit data over TLS.
Integrity: Digitally signed messages based on certificates prove the origin of data and detect data manipulation. Signed firmware ensures secure software updates from verified sources.
Complete, compliant, and feature-rich
- Securely issue certificate-based identities
- Complete certificate lifecycle management
- Store certificates on multiple devices - mobile phones, smartcards, corporate devices, IoT devices, etc.
- Ensure high performance and scalability
- Manage multiple CAs and tenants
- Common Criteria EAL4+ certified
- TISAX and ISO 27001 compliant
The Smart ID PKI supports a wide range of enrolment protocols and interfaces which makes it easily extensible to various use cases while keeping it secure and compliant with global industry standards.
- REST API
NEXUS SMART ID PKI
The only complete PKI platform
Responsible for control mechanisms and data preparation in the issuance process.
Responsible for distributing certificates, CRLs, and CILs to different services
Certificate Issuing System
Creates, uses, and deletes CA keys on demand from the Certificate Factory, in addition to certificate and CRL signing
Answers queries on behalf of one or several CAs, enabling multi-tenant hosting, about the revocation and issuance status of certificates
Support for HSMs
Connect with several HSMs over the PKCS#11 cryptographic interface, to manage CA keys, TLS keys, key archiving, PIN protection, and user keys
Key Generation System
Performs key generation and smart card pre-personalization functions
Allows for the CF and CIS-managed services to forward notifications over the SNMP protocol
Handles standard protocols and functionalities for enrolling certificates to different kinds of devices
LEADING GLOBAL ORGANIZATIONS RELY ON SMART ID PKI
Scalable platform that promotes trust in every interaction
Deploy Smart ID PKI in your preferred mode
- We develop, install, and operate - You use
- Quickly deploy a scalable service with fast onboarding
- Benefit from using the most up-to-date software based on standard services
- Avoid system and application downtime due to expired certificates
- Customized set-up aligned to your needs
- Combine services and on-premise deployment
- For example, Nexus will manage the online Certificate Authority while you manage identities in a local Smart ID system
Evaluating PKI solutions?
Are you researching a new PKI solution to set up a private CA? Or do you wish to migrate to a comprehensive, modular, and future-forward solution?
We have put together a guide that compares the Nexus Smart ID PKI with Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services to help you decide.
Further PKI resources
PKI explained in 4 mins
PKI enables organizations to secure IoT communication, enable digital document signing, and everything in between! Martin Furuhed, the PKI expert at Nexus, explains what PKI really is - in 4 minutes.
Is public key infrastructure (PKI) giving you a false sense of security?
Do you think you have secured your organization and solved your issues with strong authentication, data encryption, and digital signatures just because you are using the public key infrastructure (PKI) security method?
A brief history of PKI
Encryption techniques have been used for millennia to protect communication – first on Mesopotamian clay tablets and most recently in the internet of things (IoT). Discover how PKI evolved into the most sophisticated security technology developed by mankind.
Research project collaborations
Backed by teams with unparalleled expertise, Nexus Smart ID PKI is the only complete PKI solution in the market