Venafi, a provider of systems management for encryption software, today announced that organizations can enhance their security with Venafi certificate and key management products while leveraging prior investments in nCipher netHSM, a hardware security module. Venafi products - which automate the deployment, management and control of encryption technologies - enable the back up of private keys for rapid recovery and are built to maintain the security of those private keys using keys stored in software cryptographic modules or in HSMs. This lets organizations select the level of security that best meets their needs and environments, and better facilitates compliance with regulatory requirements and standards such as the Payment Credit Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.
To protect the private keys associated with certificates used for encryption of data from both disclosure and misuse, Venafi manages the certificates and keys through its central management console, then encrypts the private keys with an encryption key that is stored in software or an HSM.
"Organizations have struggled for years to find ways to more efficiently perform tasks and processes like key distribution and key lifecycle management," said Paul Turner, vice president of product and customer solutions, Venafi. "Now our customers have even more options when selecting the level of security and encryption technologies that make the most sense for their requirements, and they can leave all of the maintenance work to us."
Venafi discovers, manages and controls encryption technologies throughout the enterprise infrastructure, including desktops, laptops, encryption appliances, web servers, application servers, and middleware devices, and interfaces with the world's leading certificate authorities.