Venafi and nCipher Security Partner to Expand Machine Identity Protection

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#Cybersecuritylt;/agt;–Venafi®,
the leading provider of machine identity protection, and nCipher
, the provider of trust, integrity and control for critical
business information and applications, today announced a new technology
partnership and integration. The integrated solution combines Venafi
Advanced Key Protect
with nCipher nShield
hardware security modules
(HSMs) and can be used to scale the
generation and protection of machine identities – even in complex,
high‐security environments.

Cryptographic keys serve as machine identities and are the foundation of
enterprise information technology systems. HSMs provide organizations
with a trusted, proven and auditable way to secure these machine
identities. However, many organizations create custom scripts and use
other manual processes to generate keys, leaving them much more
vulnerable to attack and introducing new risks to the global enterprise.

With the integration of Venafi Advanced Key Protect and nCipher nShield
HSMs, organizations ensure the strongest cryptographic keys are always
used across the enterprise. Featuring the same automation available in
the Venafi Platform, TLS and SSL keys are generated centrally and
securely within nShield HSMs. For even greater security, TLS keys remain
on the nShield HSM throughout their entire life cycle – from key
generation and certificate issuance to rekey and renewal processes.

“Our integration with nCipher nShield HSMs is easy to deploy, reduces
errors and dramatically cuts the time and resources required to use SSL
and TLS keys and certificates with HSMs,” said Kevin Bocek, chief
cybersecurity strategist for Venafi. “Through our partnership with
nCipher, we are providing organizations the ability to automate machine
identity life cycles with the highest level of protection possible. This
includes protection for the most popular web services in enterprises
today such as Microsoft IIS, Apache and Java application servers. Our
integrated solution also works immediately with all of the leading
certificate authorities in the Venafi Technology Network.”

Key benefits of Venafi and nCipher’s integration include:

  • Improves policy and workflow controls that enable fast, automated
    orchestration of keys.
  • Significantly reduces the risk of keys being stolen from file systems,
    software certificate stores and system memory – including the risk
    from side-channel attacks such as Spectre and Meltdown.
  • Manages certificates and keys in a FIPS 140‐2 Level 2 and Common
    Criteria EAL4+ hardened, high-assurance environment.
  • Increases the number of strong keys generated from a NIST‐certified
    random bit generator (RBG).
  • Orchestrates the use of HSMs under strict policy control across the

“As our customers make the transition to increasingly digital
environments, they need to trust the machines that are used across their
networks to support critical business functions such as securing web
transactions, privileged access and authenticating software code,” said
Peter Galvin, chief strategy officer at nCipher Security. “If the
identities of these machines are not authenticated and protected, then
they are open to misuse by cybercriminals. Through a consistent use of
strong cryptographic keys, Venafi and nCipher make it possible for
customers to own and control the keys and certificates used to
authenticate machine identities and establish trust in these digital

To learn more about the integration please visit the nCipher
on the Venafi technology marketplace.

Additional resources:

Brief: Delivering Automated and Secure Cryptographic Key Orchestration

Technology Network

Trust Protection Platform

About Venafi

Venafi is the cybersecurity 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 over 30 patents, Venafi delivers innovative solutions for the
world’s most demanding, security-conscious Global 5000 organizations and
government agencies, 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.

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About nCipher Security

Today’s fast moving digital environment enhances customer satisfaction,
gives competitive advantage and improves operational efficiency. It also
multiplies the security risks. nCipher Security, a leader in the general
purpose hardware security module (HSM) market, empowers world-leading
organizations by delivering trust, integrity and control to their
business critical information and applications.

Our cryptographic solutions secure emerging technologies – cloud, IoT,
blockchain, digital payments – and help meet new compliance mandates,
using the same proven technology that global organizations depend on
today to protect against threats to their sensitive data, network
communications and enterprise infrastructure. We deliver trust for your
business critical applications, ensuring the integrity of your data and
putting you in complete control – today, tomorrow, at all times.

nCipher Security will be exhibiting at RSA
Conference 2019
on booth #3106, drop by to learn how our
cryptographic solutions guard against today’s threats and attacks,
enable compliance and protect your business applications.

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