Identify Vulnerabilities. Enforce Policies. Detect Anomalies.

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


Organizations rely on cryptographic keys and certificates to establish trust for countless business activities from online payments to cloud services. However, the very trust that keys and certificates establish has become a source of attack. When organizations blindly trust keys and certificates, cyber-criminals can turn compromised ones against them. Worse, organizations often have limited visibility into their vulnerabilities and a limited ability to respond to breaches. Criminals are able to successfully steal their data while remaining undetected for months, even years. These key and certificate vulnerabilities lead to significant security risks that demand immediate action.

Venafi TrustAuthority identifies key and certificate vulnerabilities, enforces enterprise policies, and detects anomalies with ongoing monitoring. By deploying TrustAuthority, enterprises take the first step in securing and protecting cryptographic keys and digital certificates: establishing a well-regulated and visible state in which anomalies can be easily detected.

As part of Venafi Trust Protection Platform, TrustAuthority performs network- and agent-based scanning to identify all SSL certificates, signed by multiple Certificate Authorities (CAs), across the enterprise network and out to the cloud. TrustAuthority provides complete visibility across multiple types of encryption assets including Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) keys and certificates, Secure Shell (SSH) keys, mobile and user certificates, and symmetric keys. By deploying TrustAuthority in conjunction with Venafi TrustForce, enterprises are able to gain complete visibility into their cryptographic resources, to detect and report on anomalies, to enforce enterprise policies, to automatically remediate key and certificate vulnerabilities, and to integrate with multiple analytics and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems.

  • Gain visibility into and fix critical vulnerabilities
  • Detect anomalies through continuous monitoring
  • Reduce organizational attack surface
  • Achieve compliance and audit success


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