Early in the advent of machine identity management and protection, Venafi realized how large of a technology ecosystem was impacted by the availability and security of keys and certificates. To improve and extend the safe use of machine identities throughout network and security infrastructures, Venafi created the Machine Identity Management Development Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to sponsor the development of integrations with the Venafi Platform that solve real customer problems, while accelerating the expansion of the Venafi ecosystem.
In the latest expansion, another three developers have now joined the Machine Identity Management Development Fund. These funded developers will create integrations that accelerate the delivery of comprehensive management for machine identities across mobile devices, DevOps and multi cloud environments, and Internet of Things (IoT) networks.
Twelve months ago, the Machine Identity Management Development Fund was launched with $12 million in funds as a global initiative to increase the visibility, intelligence and automation required for machine identity management across enterprise networks. The Fund has added another three expert developers who are tackling real customer challenges in securing digital keys and certificates that enable machine-to-machine communications. They are:
- Device Authority, a global leader in identity and access management for the Internet of Things, will use the fund to provide a new turnkey code signing and update delivery extension to KeyScaler. The extension will be powered by Venafi Next-Gen Code Signing to connect security team policy and controls to secure the code signing process. Device Authority’s KeyScaler platform provides an automated solution to provision unique certificates, signed by a preconfigured Certificate Authority (CA), to IoT devices – without requiring human intervention. Additionally, Device Authority will create a new Certificate Authority service connector for the Venafi Platform, which will allow KeyScaler customers to use the Venafi platform as a source for certificate issuance. Device Authority is based in the U.K.
- The Information Lab, an expert Tableau developer, will use the fund to develop a Tableau Connector for the Venafi Platform. This will provide Tableau users with the ability to retrieve different information sets from the Venafi REST API, which are required to build TLS, SSH and code signing reports. In addition, security teams can schedule an automated refresh in case of a Tableau Server deployment. The Information Lab is based in the U.K. and has offices across Europe.
- Jamf, an IT leader that brings the Apple experience to businesses, educational institutions and government organizations, will use the fund to integrate the Jamf Pro and Venafi Platform. This will allow security teams to automate the lifecycle of machine identities across enterprise Apple devices and CAs. Jamf Pro will be able to make requests of the Venafi Platform for machine identity lifecycle operations, which includes certificate issuance, renewal and revocation. Jamf is based in Minnesota.
“The latest additions to our Development Fund bring exciting new opportunities for effective machine identity management,” said Kevin Bocek, vice president of security strategy and threat intelligence at Venafi. “The Venafi vision of the world is a space where all machine identities are protected from cybercriminals, outages, displacement and more. The new developers provide Global 5000 organizations with new ways to scale use of mobile devices, safely deploy enterprise IoT and deliver TLS, SSH and code signing reports to executives and much more.”