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  • 7 December 2018 14:46

Venafi and DigiCert Machine Identity Protection Partnership Delivers New Solution for Large-Scale Enterprise PKI

The integrated solution leverages DigiCert’s industry-leading, globally dispersed, modern OCSP infrastructure and a deep API integration with Venafi’s industry-leading machine identity protection platform.

SALT LAKE CITY – December 6, 2018 - Venafi, the leading provider of machine identity protection, and DigiCert, the world’s leading provider of TLS/SSL, IoT and other PKI solutions, today announced a new, deeper integration that simplifies and automates complex machine identity programs for the world’s most demanding, security-conscious organisations. The combined solution enables organisations to customise and orchestrate public key infrastructure (PKI) and machine identity protection at machine speed and scale.

“The rapid adoption of DevOps, microservices, cloud, and IoT requires a new level of technical sophistication and innovation to deliver protection for all machine identities,” said Kevin Bocek, vice president of security strategy and threat intelligence for Venafi. “The Global 5000 are looking for a certificate provider that tightly integrates with the Venafi Platform and provides them with the confidence of a complete solution. DigiCert is the leading CA of choice for large enterprises.”(1)

The integrated solution leverages DigiCert’s industry-leading, globally dispersed, modern OCSP infrastructure and a deep API integration with Venafi’s industry-leading machine identity protection platform. The new, adaptable driver allows customers to access a rich set of new features from DigiCert CertCentral. Mutual customers can customise specific features, from fully automating certificate provisioning to enforcing internal policies, allowing them to easily address industry regulations such as PCI DSS, HIPAA and GDPR as well as the most demanding use cases. The integrated solution also simplifies the integration of machine identity protection across a wide variety of systems and allows customers to fulfill high-value certificate requests in seconds. Venafi solutions support the most popular CertCentral features out-of-the box.

“DigiCert enjoys a long-standing history of collaboration and integration with Venafi, and we share mutual enterprise customers that benefit from their robust platforms and services,” said Dan Timpson, chief technology officer to DigiCert. “In an era when enterprises face increasing threats from a growing landscape of connected devices and agile deployments, Venafi provides leading solutions for addressing machine identity and digital certificate management. We are looking for additional ways to work together to support enterprise customers.”

Key features of the integration include:

· Provides full visibility into the demand, usage and workflow of certificate services.

· Reduces risk with automated policy and workflows, including configurable approval and authorisation, and detailed logging.

· Achieves compliance for workflow approvals, authorisation and authentication.

· Supports the full certificate lifecycle from request, issuance, and renewal to revocation.

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DigiCert maintains the largest market share for the Alexa Top 1000 as measured by Datanyze.

About DigiCert, Inc.

DigiCert is the world’s leading provider of scalable PKI solutions for identity and encryption. The most innovative companies, including the Global 2000, choose DigiCert for its expertise in identity and encryption for web servers and Internet of Things devices. DigiCert supports TLS/SSL and other digital certificates for PKI deployments at any scale through its certificate lifecycle management platform, CertCentral®. The company has been recognised with dozens of awards for its enterprise-grade management platform, fast and knowledgeable customer support, and market-leading growth. For the latest DigiCert news and updates, visit or follow @digicert.

About Venafi

Venafi is the cyber security market leader in machine identity protection, securing machine-to-machine connections and communications. Venafi protects machine identity types by orchestrating cryptographic keys and digital certificates for SSL/TLS, IoT, mobile and SSH. Venafi provides global visibility of machine identities and the risks associated with them for the extended enterprise – on premises, mobile, virtual, cloud and IoT – at machine speed and scale. Venafi puts this intelligence into action with automated remediation that reduces the security and availability risks connected with weak or compromised machine identities while safeguarding the flow of information to trusted machines and preventing communication with machines that are not trusted.

With 31 patents currently in its portfolio, Venafi , delivers innovative solutions for the world's most demanding, security-conscious Global 5000 organisations, including the top five U.S. health insurers; the top five U.S. airlines; four of the top five U.S., U.K., Australian and South African banks; and four of the top five U.S. retailers. Venafi is backed by top-tier investors, including TCV, Foundation Capital, Intel Capital, QuestMark Partners, Mercato Partners and NextEquity. For more information visit:

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