Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) provides the public key infrastructure (PKI) functionality that underpins identities and other security functionality on the Windows domain (i.e. file encryption, email encryption, and network traffic encryption). It can create, validate, and revoke public key certificates for internal uses of an organization.
Tidal Media Inc. provides you with ready-to-run and fast deploying on Azure Active Directory Certificate Services that allow you to build public key infrastructure (PKI) and provide public-key cryptography, digital certificates, and digital signature capabilities for your organization.
Organizations running on Microsoft environments can use a Microsoft CA to leverage Active Directory and Microsoft certificate services to distribute certificates to all your domain-connected devices through group policies. Microsoft CA services are also free (technically, although human resources required to run them actually make them one of the most expensive PKI solutions) because they’re included in the Windows server.
The main benefit of AD Certificate Services is the ability to provide an organization with the PKI infrastructure required for using digital certificates to secure web servers (SSL/TLS), certificate-based authentication, digital signatures for documents, encrypting emails (S/MIME), etc. Without AD Certificate Services, an organization would have to rely on a third party to provide these services or forgo deploying certificates.