Maximize System Availability

Avoid unexpected downtime and protect business-critical platforms, applications and services from costly failures.

Maximize System Availability

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 triggers system outages

Many network services rely on digital certificates to function correctly. If an issue with the certificate occurs—for example the certificate expires unexpectedly—the application fails, trigging a service outage. Imagine a financial institution that cannot accept transactions or a manufacturer that cannot run its assembly line.

To prevent such devastating outages, administrators must manage the certificates and resolve any issues before they cause problems. Manual certificate management, which relies on spreadsheets, human memory and scatter-shot deployment rather than proactive discovery, automated notifications and regulated workflow, cannot guard against these errors.