Bell ID has announced the launch of a certificate manager to control digital certificates in networks, or on smartphones, smartcards or USB tokens.

According to the company, the web-based platform reduces operational costs by delegating control to end-users via a self-service portal and by automating many bulk certificate management tasks. The system automatically checks the expiry dates and certified data of employee certificates and issues email notifications when action is required, thereby ensuring the certificate validity.

The product supports the management of any type of certificate from different certificate authorities and integrates with existing IT systems.

David Orme, CEO of Bell ID, said: “Managing identity credentials has always been at the core of our business activities. We are pleased to now expand our solution to the management of certificates as well.

“There has already been significant interest from both current and new customers; proving there is a real need for a cost-effective, secure and efficient certificate management solution.”