WebTrust-audited Certificate Authorities
CommScope PKI Center™ operates certificate authorities serving the CBRS, DOCSIS, and OpenCable ecosystems, under arrangement with the ecosystem licensing authorities. We are a WInnForum CBRS root of trust certificate authority and are authorized to operate all types of CBRS CAs.
- WebTrust compliance
- WInnForum CBRS root of trust
- CableLabs DOCSIS 3.1 & DPoE
- CableLabs OpenCable
- Private/enterprise CAs
CommScope certificate authorities are annually audited by an independent WebTrust-accredited auditor, to ensure compliance with all of the WebTrust security, accounting, audit trail, confidentiality, business, and legal requirements. CommScope CA security deploys additional hardware and procedural security controls that go beyond WebTrust security requirements. Our certificate policy fully complies with the latest WebTrust and IETF standards and is available online.
WInnForum CBRS Roots of Trust
CommScope operates multiple RSA-based and elliptic curve-based certificate authorities under our WInnForum-approved roots of trust. We can issue device or subordinate CA certificates, including for CBSD access points, domain proxies, and SASs. For more information, see our CBRS page.
CableLabs DOCSIS 3.1 & DPoE Certificate Authorities
CommScope certificate authorities for DOCSIS 3.1 and DPoE have been WebTrust-audited and approved by CableLabs to supply certificates to device manufacturers. CommScope DOCSIS 3.1 certificate authority may be used to issue certificates to cable modems as well as remote PHY and remote MACPHY devices (RPDs & RMDs). CommScope DPoE certificate authority issues certificates to EPON ONUs. The corresponding CableLabs security standards can be found at https://www.cablelabs.com/specifications.
CableLabs OpenCable Certificate Authorities
CommScope certificate authorities for both OpenCable hosts and CableCARDs have been WebTrust-audited and approved by CableLabs to supply certificates to device manufacturers that implement the copy protection interface between a host device (e.g., a set-top box, TV, or DVR) and a CableCARD. The corresponding CableLabs security standards can be found at https://www.cablelabs.com/specifications.
Private/Enterprise Certificate Authorities
With the infrastructure already in place to support internal/external certificate authorities and other secure services, CommScope’s PKI Center can host and operate certificate authorities for your organization in a secure and cost-effective manner. The operation and lifecycle management of CAs are complicated, but we are well-equipped to handle them. When creating root and subordinate CAs, our professional staff perform auditable key ceremonies according to recognized best practices. We take care of the logistics involved, so that you don’t have to. The CAs we host can be tailored according to your needs, whether it is in terms of hierarchy, certificate profiles, or algorithm choices. You can, for instance, design your CAs to align with your organizational or product portfolio structures.
As a service provider with a long history, we host CAs that serve many organizations. Among these CAs are ones that issue identity credentials to devices made by Motorola Mobility and devices deployed by major service providers, including Charter Communications, Liberty Global, Comcast, and others.
Our hosted CA service is an enabler of trust. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you meet your needs for an enterprise CA.