Best Practices for certificate management

I was wondering if people could share how their companies manage their SSL certificates?

When companies  have a large number of certificates  what methods do they use to store the certificates and keys in a safe and secure manner? What policies do you put in place to protect the certificates?
I’ve seen a couple products on the market for this but the prices are expensive. Most cost more for the management than the actual certificate per year.

Just looking for some insight.
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Garry GlendownConsulting and Network/Security SpecialistCommented:
We're using WebCert for creating and managing certificates ... might not be the most feature-rich tool, but covers our requirements ... very easy to use, too ...
As for safe/secure - if you want to make sure there's no abuse (do I need to mention "DigiNotar"?), install it on a machine that's not networked, and possibly keep all the data on a crypted partition that's only mounted when you actually need to do any signing ...

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jbla9028Author Commented:
This seems like a good start. Thank you.
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