Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) offers a scalable method to secure networks, reduce management overhead, and simplify the deployment of network infrastructures by enabling Cisco IOS Security features , including Cisco IOS IPsec, Secure Shell (SSH), Secure Socket Layer (SSL) , and Cisco IOS Firewall . Cisco IOS Software can also use PKI for authorization via access lists and authentication resources. Additional features build upon the value-added proposition of Cisco IOS Software to simplify the provisioning and management of Cisco IOS Security technologies.
PKI manages encryption keys and identity information for the human and mechanical components of a network, which participate in secured communications. Any network, from small business networks to the core systems of the world's largest service provider networks, can benefit the enhanced security in Cisco IOS Software.
Technical Support and Documentation
(All Identity Based Networking Services Data Sheets)
Deploying Cisco IOS Security with a Public Key Infrastructure (PDF - 200 KB)
Public Key Infrastructure Certificate Revocation List versus Online Certificate (PDF - 100 KB)
(All Identity Based Networking Services White Papers)