A new study conducted by Dimensional Research evaluated current and projected growth rates of cryptographic keys and digital certificates in the enterprise for 2016 and 2017. Study respondents included 505 IT professionals that manage these critical cryptographic assets in the U.S., U.K., France and Germany.
Key study findings:
- 58 percent say their organizations used more than 2500 keys and certificates in 2016. One in four organizations used more than 10,000 keys.
- In 2016, 50 percent saw their key and certificate use grow by more than 25 percent and one in five say key and certificate usage has increased by more than 50 percent.
- 49 percent say key and certificate use will grow by more than 25 percent over the next 12 months.
- Although 96 percent say that key and certificate management is part of their security program, only 34 percent say they manage their keys and certificates centrally