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Machine Identity Management Is A Must Have:

Revolutionary Changes in Gartner’s 2020 IAM Hype Cycle

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Machine Identities Are More Important Than Ever

In the 2020 Hype Cycle for Identity and Access Management, Gartner has unveiled a new must-have category: Machine Identity Management.  

We believe Gartner’s Hype Cycle for IAM has served as the primary strategic blueprint for CISOs and their heads of identity and access management (IAM) since at least 2006. Identity is foundational to security, and IAM is the number one technology class that CISO’s, their VPs and their teams establish as they create their enterprise cybersecurity strategies.  

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Machine Identity Management is a Must-Have

Find out why machine identity management is not only critical, but one of the few technologies this latest Hype Cycle lists as both “High Priority” and only “2-5 years to mainstream adoption”. As the report explains, “Machine identity management aims to establish and manage trust in the identity of a machine (mobile devices and IoT devices and workloads such as applications and containers) interacting with other entities, such as devices, applications, cloud services or gateways.” 

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Fast-Moving and Driven by Transformation

According to the Gartner Hype Cycle, an “enterprise wide machine identity management strategy is needed to support digital transformation in modern IT environments.”  

The intersection of digital transformation and a global pandemic has caused every business to update its strategy. “Two-year plans” have become “Two-month plans” overnight. Infosec professionals need to establish and maintain trusted machine-to-machine connections at previously unheard-of scale, across millions and millions of automated interactions. And they must do it at lightning speed. 

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Much More than Certificate Lifecycle Management

Learn why you need to view machine identity management as more than maintaining “certificate lifecycles”. To be effective, your IAM strategy needs to include a holistic view across digital certificates, SSH key management, code signing certificates, and cryptographic management.  

Read the report to learn why you need an enterprise-wide strategy, rather than a siloed approach. This is especially true for organizations who are relying on their digital transformation strategies to survive and thrive in the current business environment.   

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Venafi is the Inventor and the Pioneer

We believe Venafi is the only vendor of machine identity protection identified in Gartner’s 2020 IAM Hype Cycle who has: 

  • More than 400 world-class global customers  

  • More than 200 certificate authorities, technology partners and developers in a tightly integrated ecosystem  

  • More than 30 patents for machine identity protection technology 

  • More than 1.7 million downloads a day of the leading TLS certificate controller for complex Kubernetes ecosystems, the Jetstack cert-manager


Gartner, Hype Cycle for Identity and Access Management Technologies, 2020, Ant Allan, 16 July 2020.
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