Achieve Compliance

Mitigate risk and avoid the consequences and costs of non-compliance and security audit failures.

Achieve Compliance

Analyst Coverage

“Cybercriminals are known to steal SSH keys or manipulate which keys are trusted to gain access to source code and other valuable intellectual property” Read More

“Advanced threat detection provides an important layer of protection but is not a substitute for securing keys and certificates that can provide an attacker trusted status that evades detection.” Read More

"Basically, the enterprise is a sitting duck."

"PKi is under attack...Advanced and persistent adversaries go for keys" Read More

"When there are many hundreds of certificates from a variety of certificate authorities, the only ecumenical [universal], nonproprietary provider of a certificate management solution is Venafi. Other CA management systems are biased toward the particular CA by, for example, only supporting renewals from that specific CA." Read More

"No CISO could consider having tens of thousands of unknown network ports open and have no way to control them. But that’s the alarming reality today with regards the trust established by keys and certificates..." Read More

"Organizations with roughly 200 or more documented X.509 certificates in use are high-risk candidates for unplanned expiry and having certificates that have been purchased but not deployed." Read More

"Technology critical to cloud computing is in clear and present danger...attacks on Secure Shell (SSH) keys present the most alarming threat arising from failure to control trust." Read More

“Certificates can no longer be blindly trusted” Read More

“Just because something is digitally signed doesn't mean it can be trusted.”

“Enterprise awareness of attacks on keys and certificates is in its infancy; most don’t understand how to detect or respond to an attack.” Read More

Inadequate key and certificate management stymies compliance strategies

Manual management processes complicate compliance

Manual processes do not provide the logs and audit trails that streamline the auditing process. Instead, confusing manual practices force everyone involved to waste valuable time and resources assessing the situation. Worse, if auditors determine that poorly documented processes do not meet regulatory mandates, the company pays exponentially more in the way of expensive remediation efforts, fines and lost opportunities.

Poorly managed encryption assets undermine compliance efforts

Encryption keys provide powerful tools for securing regulated data, but anyone with access to the keys has free access to the data. Regulatory bodies such as PCI DSS have clarified that companies must implement secure key management processes. Most company’s manual key management practices fail to measure up:

  • Keys have multiple access points
  • Keystores passwords are not changed regularly
  • The same password is used across multiple keystores
  • Private key(s) are manually shared between administrators and applications
  • Distribution policies are lax or unclear
  • Private keys and passwords are not changed when admins leave the organization
  • Expansive key and certificate volumes leave glaring gaps in coverage