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


Cryptographic keys and digital certificates provide the foundation of all cybersecurity. This protection is so extensive that the average enterprise has over 23,000 keys and certificates. But 54% of security professionals admit to being unaware of where all of their keys and certificates are located, who owns them, or how they are used, according to a survey by Ponemon Institute. This lack of visibility prevents organizations from confirming the mitigation of operational issues, such as outages, and security risks, like backdoors, unauthorized surveillance, and spoofing.

As part of Venafi Trust Protection Platform™, Venafi TrustAuthority™ delivers complete key and certificate visibility, creating a comprehensive inventory of SSL/TLS, SSH, mobile, WiFi, and VPN keys and certificates, including certificates signed by multiple Certificate Authorities (CAs), across the enterprise network, and out to the cloud. With this secure, centralized inventory, TrustAuthority uses ongoing monitoring to identify key and certificate vulnerabilities, enforce enterprise policies, and detect misuse. With TrustAuthority, organizations reduce their risk of unplanned outages and compromise, and decrease the impact if an incident does occur.

Venafi is the Immune System for the Internet™. With the visibility and policy enforcement delivered by TrustAuthority, Venafi is able to respond like a human immune system to identify what is self and what isn’t—determining which SSL/TLS, SSH, mobile, WiFi, and VPN keys and certificates are trusted, protecting those that should be trusted, and fixing or blocking those that are not.

With TrustAuthority, enterprises are able to gain complete visibility into their cryptographic resources, detect and report on anomalies, and enforce enterprise policies. When deployed in conjunction with Venafi TrustForceTM, organizations are able to automatically remediate key and certificate vulnerabilities. And as part of the Trust Protection Platform, TrustAuthority integrates 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 incidents and attack surface
  • Achieve compliance and audit success


> What it does

The Immune System for the Internet