SOURCE: Venafi

Venafi

February 15, 2011 13:03 ET

Venafi and Milestone Systems Partner to Deliver Automated Enterprise Key and Certificate Management Solutions, Best-Practice Guidance to Organizations in All Industries

Partnership Allows Milestone to Provide Enterprise Customer Base With Solutions That Eliminate Unquantified and Unmanaged Risk, Improve Security and Compliance, and Increase Systems Availability

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) - Venafi, the inventor of and market leader in Enterprise Key and Certificate Management (EKCM) solutions, today announced a partnership with Milestone Systems, Inc., a value-added integrator of network security equipment and services, to deliver the industry's only recognized automated EKCM solution to the Milestone customer base. Designed specifically for enterprise environments, Venafi solutions provide automated management capabilities for the widest range of digital certificate and encryption key technologies used by today's enterprises, including symmetric keys, SSH keys, asymmetric keys and digital certificates. By partnering with Venafi, Milestone Systems will be able to maximize the value of its customer engagements by providing additional management capabilities that improve security, compliance and system availability.

"When it comes to security, our customers want to do four things: reduce risk, eliminate system downtime, ensure the highest degrees of security, and enforce compliance. Milestone Systems has been delivering solutions that make this possible for 10 years," said Mark Greer, COO, Milestone Systems, Inc. "Our new partnership with Venafi will allow us to deliver an additional layer of security and compliance that our customers have been demanding, further eliminating unquantified and unmanaged risk, improving security and compliance, and improving systems performance."

"Organizations are suffering from high-profile, costly and embarrassing WikiLeaks-style breaches and Stuxnet-style attacks on a regular basis; the industry as a whole needs to improve on prevention and response. For almost a decade, our solutions have allowed enterprise-class organizations to dramatically improve their security and compliance postures and enhance systems performance," said Jeff Hudson, Venafi CEO. "Milestone Systems has deep relationships with some of the world's largest organizations. By partnering with them, we'll be able to provide our leading risk-reduction and compliance solutions to a wider customer base."

To learn more about how to engage with Milestone Systems for Venafi solutions visit: http://venafi.com/Partners/

Learn More about Venafi and Customers at RSA Conference 2011

This announcement comes on the heels of the recently announced Venafi Encryption Director 6.0 release. Director 6 is recognized by customers and analysts as the only security platform that can fully automate EKCM processes, allowing organizations to automate discovery, monitoring, validation, management and security of the most commonly used encryption assets. During RSA Conference 2011, Monday, Feb. 14 through Friday, Feb. 18, Venafi will be providing on-demand demonstrations of Director 6 in its booth (# 1843) during exhibition hours. Register to attend the RSA Conference case-study session where two Venafi customers -- a Fortune 250 financial services payment processing company and a Fortune 100 high tech products and services company -- will share their experiences in managing encryption keys and certificates across their large enterprise environments. For a free exhibition floor pass, visit the RSA Conference 2011 website and use code EC11VN.

About Milestone Systems
Milestone Systems, Inc. is a 10-yr old firm based in Minnesota, with offices in Atlanta, Seattle, and Orlando. Milestone Systems is a value-added integrator focused on enhancing enterprise networks and serving IT clients with Network Appliances for high application availability, security, acceleration, manageability, performance; Consulting on IT Projects that need thought leadership and subject-matter expertise around network security and application availability; Training Classes in F5, Juniper, and Blue Coat, and Check Point technologies; and Managed Services such as 7x24 support desk, installation & implementation, web app security, network assessments, Tech-on-Tap and Gap Coverage technical support.

About Venafi
Venafi is the inventor of and market leader in Enterprise Key and Certificate Management (EKCM) solutions. Venafi delivered the first enterprise-class platform to automate the provisioning, discovery, monitoring and management of digital certificates and encryption keys -- from the desktop to the datacenter -- built specifically for encryption management interoperability across heterogeneous environments. Venafi products reduce the unquantified and unmanaged risks associated with encryption deployments that result in data breaches, security audit failures and unplanned system outages. Venafi customers include the world's most prestigious Global 2000 organizations in financial services, insurance, high tech, telecommunications, aerospace, healthcare and retail. Venafi is backed by top-tier venture capital funds, including Foundation Capital, Pelion Venture Partners and Origin Partners. For more information, visit www.venafi.com.

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