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Machine Identity Protection Development Fund Extends Base with Three New Expert Developers

Machine Identity Protection Development Fund Extends Base with Three New Expert Developers

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September 24, 2019 | Bridget Hildebrand

Three additional developers have joined the Machine Identity Protection Development Fund. These funded developers will create integrations that accelerate the delivery of comprehensive protection for machine identities across complex enterprise networks, DevOps and multicloud environments, and Internet of Things (IoT) networks.
 


 

The $12 million development fund is a global initiative designed to increase the visibility, intelligence and automation required for machine identity protection across enterprise networks. The newest developers to join the Machine Identity Protection Development Fund include:

  • Indellient, a leading IT services and consulting company with a specialization in DevOps, will use the fund to build an integration between the Venafi platform and the Chef ecosystem—including Chef Habitat and Chef Infra—as well as the ShuttleOps platform for application automation. The integration provides scalable provisioning, configuration management and application lifecycle orchestration. This allows the Venafi Platform to automate the delivery of machine identities while enabling complete process management, compliance auditing and robust security controls within the Chef ecosystem. Overall, this integration provides an across-the-board solution that brings application development, operations and security teams onto the same page, especially for those organizations running Chef. Indellient is headquartered in Canada.

     


 

  • Intrinsic ID, the world’s leading digital authentication company, will use the fund to integrate the Venafi platform with Intrinsic ID’s identity provisioning tool, Citadel, for chips using Intrinsic ID’s BroadKey secure key storage product. This will automate the machine identity lifecycle for IoT so only authorized IoT devices can be accepted within Citadel. Intrinsic ID technology cryptographically ensures—down to the chip level—that only authorized IoT devices can get machine identities. This is critical for organizations deploying industrial and other high-risk IoT systems who cannot ensure the authenticity of devices when entering service and throughout their lifecycle. If machine identities can be created or even updated without controls, device authenticity remains elusive. By integrating the Venafi platform with the Citadel provisioning certificate, Intrinsic ID will enable Venafi customers to ensure device authenticity through acquisition, deployment and use. Intrinsic ID is based in Sunnyvale, California.

  • New Context, the security innovator for highly regulated industries such as energy, telecommunications, finance and government, will use the fund to implement DevSecOps for building secure compliant data platforms that protect machine identities. Building attribution is important in CI/CD pipelines for machine attestation. To be successful, future pipelines will require easy-to-manage secrets to secure TLS machine identities. The sponsorship will build native integration for the Venafi platform and Pivotal Cloud Foundry CredHub via an Adaptable Application driver to provision TLS keys and certificates. New Context is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
     


“Venafi continues to attract innovative global developers to accelerate the protection of all machine identity types. So far, we have announced 10 developer sponsorships with even more to come,” said Kevin Bocek, vice president of security strategy and threat intelligence at Venafi. “With the fund, machine identity protection programs continue to be developed in line with technological advancements. Our funded developers can build integrations for a wide variety of technologies, including IoT, cloud infrastructure, DevOps, hardware security modules and more.”
 

To find out more about the Venafi Machine Identity Protection Development Fund and how you can become a funded developer, please visit: https://www.venafi.com/machine-identity-protection-fund.


 

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Bridget Hildebrand
Bridget Hildebrand

Bridget is Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Ecosystem at Venafi. She has over 20 years of experience managing strategic alliances and global channel programs for a broad range of technology organizations.

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