SOURCE: Venafi


May 25, 2011 08:00 ET

Venafi Partners With F5 Networks to Deliver Automated Enterprise Key and Certificate Management Solutions

Benefits of Combining Venafi and F5 Technologies to Be Highlighted at Upcoming F5 Agility Customer and Partner Conferences

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - Venafi, the inventor of and market leader in Enterprise Key and Certificate Management (EKCM) solutions, today announced that it has joined F5 Networks' Technology Alliance Program (TAP). Together, the companies will collaborate on automated EKCM solutions to better meet the needs of F5's global customer base. Designed specifically for enterprise environments, Venafi solutions provide automated management for the widest range of digital certificate and encryption key technologies used by today's enterprises, including digital certificates, SSH keys, and asymmetric and symmetric keys.

Based on existing joint deployments, Venafi has a successful track record of managing encryption keys and SSL certificates for F5's BIG-IP® solutions at leading organizations worldwide. By partnering with F5, Venafi is able to extend encryption management functionality for the BIG-IP hardware platform, including FIPS-compliant models that are of particular importance to federal customers. In combining technologies from Venafi and F5, joint customers enjoy enhanced security and compliance capabilities, as well as additional workflow efficiencies. Demonstrations illustrating the value of deploying Venafi and F5 solutions together will be held at upcoming F5 Agility Customer and Partner Conferences on May 23-26 in Europe/Berlin and July 26-28 in the U.S./Chicago.

"As the threat landscape and compliance mandates evolve, many organizations struggle to keep their infrastructures protected and up to date. For example, the industry's migration from 1024-bit SSL encryption keys to 2048-bit keys -- as recommended by the National Institute of Standards and Technology -- can lead to significant performance degradation if not handled properly," said Calvin Rowland, Vice President of Application Partner Programs at F5. "By partnering with industry leaders in adjacent and complementary markets, F5 is able to augment its solutions and best practices to meet the growing needs of customers worldwide. Specifically, our partnership with Venafi will help organizations centralize SSL certificate management to realize significant gains in efficiency and cost savings without sacrificing infrastructure performance."

"Organizations are suffering from high-profile, costly and embarrassing WikiLeaks-style information breaches and man-in-the-middle attacks on a regular basis. Implementing best practices with respect to upgrading and managing keys and certificates is critical to data security and risk management. However, the required increases in encryption key strength translate into an increased need for costly processing power," said Trell Rohovit, head of strategic alliances at Venafi. "This partnership combines F5's expertise in implementing efficient, cost-effective Application Delivery Networking solutions with the encryption key management best-practice expertise and management technology superiority of Venafi. Given F5's strong customer relationships with some of the world's largest organizations, Venafi will now be able to provide its leading risk-reduction and compliance solutions to a larger market through this partnership."

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About F5 Networks
F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking. F5 solutions help integrate disparate technologies to provide greater control of the infrastructure, improve application delivery and data management, and give users seamless, secure, and accelerated access to applications from their corporate desktops and smart devices. Enterprises, service and cloud providers, and leading online companies worldwide rely on F5 to optimize their IT investments and drive business forward. For more information, go to

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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 also publishes best practices for effective key and certificate management at 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

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