Press Release
Certified Security Solutions (CSS) Partners with Thales to Deliver Highly Scalable and Secure Enterprise Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Management Solutions

CLEVELAND, O.H. – February 25, 2016 – Certified Security Solutions, Inc. (CSS), a global leader in enabling secure digital identity and access solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and the enterprise, today announced membership in Thales e-Security’s Alliance for Solution and Application Providers (ASAP) technology program and its channel partner program.
Joining forces to deliver best in-class, end-to-end enterprise identity and PKI management solutions, CSS’ software, Certificate Management System (CMS), and PKI Managed Service are paired with Thales nShield Connect Hardware Security Modules (HSMs)to provide comprehensive, scalable, and tamper-resistant digital certificate and PKI management solutions.

Root encryption keys handled outside the cryptographic boundary of a certified HSM are significantly more vulnerable to attack, which can lead to compromise of critical PKI private keys. HSMs are the only proven and auditable way to secure valuable cryptographic material. Thales nShield Connect HSMs integrate with CSS’ certificate life cycle management software and PKI managed service to provide inclusive logical and physical protection alongside automated certificate monitoring and reporting. The combination delivers an auditable method for enforcing security policies that underpin critical components of an enterprise PKI.

“CSS is thrilled to offer Thales HSMs as a part of our world-class PKI and digital certificate management solutions,” stated Kevin von Keyserling, CSS President and CEO. “Incorporating such a solid cyber and physical security component to our solutions will further elevate the security posture of our clients.”

“As organizations increasingly rely on their PKI to support growing numbers of high-value business applications and connected devices in the IoT, protecting and managing critical private keys is an integral part of a robust root of trust. The integration of Thales nShield HSMs with CSS’ Certificate Management System and PKI Managed Service assist our mutual clients with enhanced security for identity management and authentication, data encryption, and code signing. This reduces risk, facilitates compliance requirements, and protects their brand and reputation,” says Henry Cheli, Vice President of Business Development at Thales e-Security.

About CSS
As the market leader in enterprise and IoT digital identity security for data, devices, and applications, Certified Security Solutions (CSS) is a cyber security company that builds and supports platforms to enable secure commerce for global businesses connected to the Internet. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, with operations throughout North America, CSS is at the forefront of delivering innovative software products and SaaS solutions that are secure, scalable, economical, and easy to integrate into any business. Visit for more information.