Venafi Announces Revolutionary Machine Identity Management Solution Using Intel Software Guard Extensions
SALT LAKE CITY – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Venafi®, the inventor and leading provider of machine identity management today announced a machine identity management solution that combines the powerful machine identity lifecycle automation of the Venafi Trust protection platform with Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) powered by 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. The combined, software-only solution protects private keys when they are distributed to cloud services or used at runtime, even in untrusted shared cloud environments.
“Organizations undergoing digital transformation are constantly grappling with increasingly sophisticated attacks that target their machine identities,” said Kevin Bocek, vice president of security strategy and threat intelligence at Venafi . “In addition, companies using machine identities with native cloud software and services are particularly vulnerable. This pioneering collaboration between Intel and Venafi offers a whole new approach to securing the lifecycle of private keys, from issuance to revocation, wherever they are distributed and used. This new solution enables our customers to move faster, be more agile and reduce costs in every deployment scenario: on-premises, in the cloud and at the edge. ”
Today’s digitally transforming businesses depend on private keys and digital certificates that serve as machine identities to authenticate secure communication between a wide range of machines, including infrastructure-as-a-service instances, virtualized infrastructure and cloud native microservices. However, private keys are exposed when distributed between systems or used at runtime, making them vulnerable to theft and compromise. In the past, protecting these sensitive cryptographic security assets required specialized hardware that added increased security and operational complexity and is increasingly problematic for applications running in the cloud.
“Many customers who invest in security prioritize agility and speed as competitive differentiators, and in response, companies like Venafi are innovating with new solutions that leverage on Intel SGX embedded in it. the last 3rd Scalable Gen Intel Xeon processors, ”said Jeremy Rader, general manager of business strategy and solutions, Data Platforms Group at Intel. “Venafi’s solution helps protect machine identities while dramatically reducing the costs and overhead of traditional HSMs.”
The new integration is now available on Venafi Marketplace, the largest ecosystem of machine identity management integrations available today. For more information, please visit: https://marketplace.venafi.com.
Venafi is the cybersecurity market leader in machine identity management, secure connections and machine-to-machine communications. Venafi protects machine identity types by orchestrating cryptographic keys and digital certificates for SSL / TLS, SSH, code signing, mobile and IoT. Venafi provides holistic visibility into machine identities and their associated risks to the extended enterprise (on-premises, mobile, virtual, cloud and IoT) at machine speed and scale. Venafi puts that intelligence into action with automated remediation that reduces the security and availability risks associated with weak or compromised machine identities while protecting the flow of information to trusted machines and preventing communication with machines that are unreliable.
With over 30 patents, Venafi provides innovative solutions to the world’s most demanding and security-conscious Global 5000 organizations and government agencies, including the top five US health insurers; the five major US airlines; the top four credit card issuers; three of the top four accounting and consulting firms; four of the top five US retailers; and the top four banks in each of the following countries: the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa. Venafi is backed by leading investors including TCV, Foundation Capital, Intel Capital, QuestMark Partners, Mercato Partners and NextEquity.
For more information, visit: www.venafi.com.
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