Deploy trusted machine identities and accelerate application development.
The speed, scale and complexity of today’s distributed applications are leaving traditional PKI solutions in the dust. Developers spin up thousands of machine identities daily, and to keep projects on track, they may be tempted to go around security policies. When that happens, your Infosec team can't see how certificates are used in production.
Venafi Firefly enables your team to locally issue machine identities at turbocharged speeds, while still adhering to corporate policies. It works in tandem with TLS Protect and TLS Protect for Kubernetes to handle the need for high volumes of certificates across your ever-changing infrastructure.
Go fast, go secure, with the lightweight machine identity issuer of the future.
With real-time issuance and near-zero latency, Firefly provides maximum flexibility and speed—and allows your developers to easily issue large volumes of certificates within their choice of CI/CD, build pipelines, orchestration tools and more.
Plus, Firefly ensures corporate policy and integration with approved CAs is met, giving your InfoSec team the visibility and control they need to keep your organization secure.
Because #fastsecure is how your company wins.
Issue machine identities the instant you need them
Generate keys and issue certificates at speeds well beyond service mesh requirements.
Choose from multiple, flexible deployment options, including Kubernetes, CI/CD and service mesh.
Deploy in production with minimal infrastructure to achieve high availability and fault tolerance.
Rest easy knowing Firefly is managed and governed by the Venafi Control Plane.
Enable software architects and developers with standalone operation.
Deploy in any environment where trust is needed on the fly.
See how easy it is to deliver trusted certificates at warp speed
Firefly is unmatched in reducing complexity and increasing development speed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your developers and platform teams can issue machine identities locally at extremely high speeds within an ever-changing landscape of architectures. They can also deploy Firefly as a standalone local issuer anywhere that requires extremely fast issuance. And they can do it all while staying compliant with ephemeral needs and corporate security policy.
Security teams can select approved CAs, configure security policy and maintain visibility of high volumes of certificates issued through the Venafi Control Plane, ensuring enterprise trust for the onslaught of certificates used across your distributed, modern applications.
Traditional PKI solutions can’t keep up with the highly distributed nature of today’s applications and services. They often need tens or hundreds of thousands of machine identities a day—and in some cases, access to new, ephemeral machine identities is needed 24x7 because the identities are being created by machines themselves.
To meet production timelines, developers create their own solutions to issue certificates, often circumventing security policy, which presents risk to the organization because security teams are left blind to which certificates are in use.
Venafi Firefly enables #fastsecure certificate issuance at speed and at scale in even the most complex, distributed environments.
No, Firefly is an easily distributed solution that can be deployed in any environment where enterprise trust is needed. It works in an ever-changing landscape of architectures—CI/CD, build pipelines, orchestration tools, etc.
Firefly is part of the Venafi Control Plane for Machine Identities. Machine identity policy is configured in the Venafi Control Plane and inherited by Firefly instances. Together, the Venafi Control Plane and Firefly provide a lightweight, distributed architecture that makes Firefly the only machine identity issuer for modern use cases requiring local issuance and centralized policy control, cloud native use cases demanding low latency, elastic issuance capacity, and advanced CI/CD use cases requiring the machine identity provider be embedded in the pipeline.
Venafi is the leader in machine identity management. We established the category, and some of the largest companies in the world rely on our certificate management solutions to secure cryptographic keys and certificates and ensure safe machine-to-machine communications.