First Point Global Partners with Venafi to Deliver Next-Generation Trust Protection to Secure Cryptographic Keys and Digital Certificates to Australian Customers
December 10, 2013
Partnership to help organisations secure their business against ever-increasing threat landscape and attacks on trust
First Point Global, Australia’s largest specialist identity and access management (IAM) consultancy and systems integrator, today announced a partnership with Venafi, the market leader in next-generation trust protection, to include Venafi’s platform capabilities for securing cryptographic keys and digital certificates as part of its current technology portfolio.
Threats and attacks are steadily increasing, and business executives face new challenges with trust exploits. While organisations adopt cloud computing and allow employee-owned devices onto the network, the challenge of securing company data increases exponentially. When it comes to advanced persistent threats (APTs), bad actors take advantage of every exploit to steal information, and look for the weakest link in enterprise security systems.
Cybercriminals have successfully used unsecured keys and certificates to breach trust on enterprise and government systems in order to steal valuable intellectual property and classified information. The majority of global enterprises have no ability to detect anomalies or to respond to attacks on trust that leverage compromised, stolen or fabricated keys and certificates.
Venafi has selected First Point Global as a key solutions partner for its suite of products, support and services in Australia. First Point Global will integrate Venafi’s enhanced trust protection platform capabilities into its current technology portfolio of advanced security and identity and access management solutions and services.
“We’re excited about this new partnership with First Point Global, and recognise their role as trusted advisor to many large customers in financial services, government, telecommunications and manufacturing across Asia and Australia,” said Mike Bosch, Venafi’s regional manager for Australia and New Zealand. “First Point Global understands the vulnerabilities enterprises face with increased attacks on keys and certificates, and the need to help their customers detect and remediate with automated solutions.”
“Venafi gives our customers a capability which is right for the times and becoming mission critical,” said John Havers, CEO and founder of First Point Global. “Hackers and criminals look for vulnerabilities where IT staff can neither monitor nor respond to attacks, and exploit them in the average enterprise’s vast inventory of unsecured certificates and keys. These security gaps can then provide unlimited access to a company’s private data—all without triggering a response from firewalls, anti-malware or intrusion detection systems.”
About First Point Global
First Point Global is a leading identity and access management solutions provider. A philosophy based on an open systems approach enables customers to adopt class-leading components, and achieve rapid time to value using a unique agile deployment methodology. Customers include blue-chip organisations across most vertical markets in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Visit www.firstpointglobal.com to learn more.