Venafi Expands Strategic Partnerships in Japan

Venafi Expands Strategic Partnerships in Japan

By Healthcare Tech Outlook | Monday, May 20, 2019

Salt Lake City - Venafi, the leading provider of machine identity protection, today announced the expansion of its international business in Japan through a new partnership with GMO GlobalSign and master partner NSD Business Innovation.

The Importance of Machine Identities

As organizations focus on the digital transformation of their businesses, encryption has emerged as the cornerstone of security and privacy. Digital certificates and keys are essential to security and privacy because they serve as machine identities. In this role, they control the flow of sensitive data to authorized machines and are used in nearly every sensitive digital transaction, from website transactions and mobile and IoT devices to robots, artificial intelligence algorithms and containers in the cloud.

In addition to this pivotal security role, machine identities also have a major impact on operational stability. When they expire unexpectedly, the device or service using them cannot communicate. Unfortunately, the practices needed to protect them are not well understood or widely followed. As a result, many Japanese organizations suffer from certificate-related outages that negatively impact customer confidence and revenue.

Strategic partnership delivers new solution

Through this strategic partnership, NBI will provide the Venafi technology to customers with specific challenges in managing and automating the lifecycle of digital certificates. Venafi provides comprehensive visibility, intelligence and automation necessary to protect machine identities no matter where they are used in the extended enterprise. As a result, customers eliminate certificate-related outages, reduce security risks and improve compliance with industry regulations.

Special Introductory Offer

To commemorate this strategic partnership, the three companies have created a special, no-cost program for three qualified companies that will discover weak, vulnerable and expiring certificates. If these certificates have not been issued through Global Sign, they can be automatically replaced with new certificates issued by Global Sign. The program will demonstrate how the customers can automate the entire certificate lifecycle and proactively replace certificates before they expire. The assessment will also discover security and compliance risks and provide actionable advice to resolve these issues. This new program is available from April 11, 2019 through July 10, 2019.

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