Today, the who’s-who of machine identity management have gathered in Las Vegas and online to explore the future of the category at Machine Identity Management Summit 2023. It’s fitting that the theme of the conference is innovate, accelerate and win. Because this morning Venafi announced a long list of innovations to our industry-leading Control Plane for Machine Identities. The focus of these new capabilities is around helping organizations with their efforts to modernize their business systems and futureproof their security. Most notably, the new capabilities a geared to address the challenges of cloud native adoption, the rise of AI, the post-quantum era and more—all issues that are top of mind for many organizations right now.
This new suite of capabilities further proves Venafi’s commitment to expanding the wide reach of its software-as-a-service (SaaS) machine identity management platform. Built from the ground up to accelerate modernization, this platform of the future is engineered to help organizations easily and securely manage machine identities of all kinds across any machine, any team and any environment—including lifecycle management, authentication, authorization and governance.
To that end, the enhanced Venafi Control Plane introduces the following significant advancements in machine identity management:
Futureproofing machine identity management with Venafi Quantum Protect
Venafi’s new Quantum Protect can help your organization shield against future quantum-related threats. The solution offers comprehensive expert services to guide organizations in transitioning to quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithms, addressing the evolving threats of quantum computing to ensure the ongoing security of machine identities, data and communication systems. Interested in receiving a quantum-readiness assessment? Check out the all new Venafi Quantum Protect.
Extending the next-generation experience for TLS Protect for Kubernetes
Designed to manage cloud native machine identities such as TLS and SPIFFE across all of an enterprise’s multi-cloud and multi-cluster Kubernetes environments, TLS Protect for Kubernetes is now fully integrated into the Venafi Control Plane for expanded observability, consistency and reliability. This provides a unified platform that allows security teams to more effectively observe security workflows, improve policy efficiencies and provide comprehensive reporting of all machine identities for Kubernetes environments. Click here to get early preview access to the next generation of TLS Protect for Kubernetes.
Delivering enterprise-grade, long-term support for cert-manager
Venafi now offers long-term support for cert-manager, a popular open source cloud native solution designed to automate TLS and mTLS certificate issuance and renewal. Dedicated support provides improved reliability and security for cert-manager usage, so platform teams can reliably scale their Kubernetes cluster environments as developer activity increases. This minimizes disruptions, improves platform availability, and ensures version consistency and security for every Kubernetes cluster that uses cert-manager for automated workload TLS and mutual TLS encryption. This new capability encompasses a fully supported, signed and FIPS-compliant distribution of cert-manager to improve efficiency for Kubernetes platforms and enhanced workload security for DevOps teams. To learn more about the latest cert-manager release, click here.
Supporting GDPR with Control Plane availability in U.S. and EU regions
To extend our commitment to global markets, Venafi's Control Plane is now available in both the U.S. and Europe. Its SaaS architecture is designed to ensure full feature parity and rapid innovation across regions. This new feature includes GDPR and data sovereignty compliance in European regions, offering the advantage of broader accessibility while maintaining stringent data privacy and compliance standards. Test drive this new Control Plane functionality with a free trial of TLS Protect Cloud.
Empowering developers with our powerful new hub: Dev Central
Now there is a single, convenient location where developers can easily access Venafi’s REST APIs, user guides, samples and documentation. By putting easy to access tools and resources at their fingertips, this new hub enables developers to quickly and seamlessly engage with the Venafi Control Plane, bridging the gap between security and platform teams. Do your developers a solid and send them this link: Dev Central.
Expanding rapid-fire issuance with native support for public clouds
The latest release of Venafi Firefly, the only lightweight machine identity issuer supporting highly distributed, cloud native environments, enables VMs running in AWS (EC2), Azure and Google Cloud to exchange instance identity documents issued by the cloud provider for X.509 certificates issued by Venafi Firefly. This robust alternative to JWT-based authentication allows security teams to eliminate dependencies on OpenID Connect (OIDC) providers and credentials. See these new capabilities in action with a free trial of Venafi Firefly.
Enhancing support for automation in VCert 5.1
Venafi released version 5.1 of VCert CLI, an Apache 2.0 open source project based on the successful VCert SDK for Golang project. The newest updates to VCert provide seamless and compliant automation for system owners and administrators through a dynamic playbook feature that supports automated certificate installation, renewal and post-installation actions enabling TLS server and mTLS endpoint use cases. VCert now also supports certificate issuance from Venafi Firefly, allowing flexible integration across all TLS Protect solutions.
Learn more at Machine Identity Management Summit 2023
Machine Identity Management Summit 2023 starts this morning, September 18. But it’s not too late to join virtually and learn all about these ground-breaking new capabilities. Shivajee Samdarshi, chief product officer of Venafi, is excited to showcase these new innovations. “These new capabilities within our platform help modern organizations address the evolving needs of complex cloud environments and post-quantum safety, reaffirming Venafi’s leadership in the space with unrivaled innovation as the only true SaaS machine identity management platform.”
For more information on Machine Identity Management Summit 2023 or to register for the event, please visit https://www.MIMSummit2023.com. Follow #MIMSummit2023 and @Venafi on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook for event updates.