TechValidate Research on Venafi

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768 Customers Surveyed

6,176 Data Points Collected

116 Published TechFacts

31 Published Charts

47 Published Case Studies

Selected Research Highlights

Venafi Customer Research

Top Venafi Benefits to Prevent and Remediate Certificate-Related Outages

Pick the top 3 Venafi benefits below that have helped your organization prevent and remediate certificate-related outages.

Centralized repository and management of certificates
Self-service capabilities for system administrators
Notifications and escalations of impending certificate expirations
Automated certificate lifecycle management

Case Study: Global 500 Financial Services Company


This case study of a Global 500 financial services company is based on a September 2015 survey of Venafi customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Monitoring has been made easier and internal certificate alerts are more effective with Venafi.”


  • Managed their keys and certificates using manual tracking and management (e.g., spreadsheet) before Venafi.
  • Problems solved using Venafi:
    • Data Security / SSL Inspection / Threat Detection
    • Identity and Access Management (including Privileged Access Management/SSH)

Use Case

  • Venafi product currently being used:
    • TrustAuthority SSL
  • System integrated with Venafi:
    • Private Certificate Authority


  • Improved their internal IT services SLA from days to hours with Venafi.
  • Key and certificate visibility improved by 51-75% after finding additional keys and certificates using Venafi.
  • Vulnerabilities to be addressed with Venafi:
    • SHA-1 to SHA-2 migration
    • Key and certificate ownership identification
    • Key and certificate lifecycle policies

Venafi Customer Testimonial

We compared Venafi to our home-grown solution. Venafi provided better visibility and control of the certificate lifecycle.

IT Specialist, Global 500 Banking Company

Venafi Case Study

Medium Enterprise Financial Services Company


  • Business challenges that led to purchasing Venafi:
    • Avoid certificate-related outages
    • Automate certificate management to lower costs and resource usage

“Venafi has streamlined and optimized our certificate management process.”

Budget Justification

  • Justified budget for Venafi because of their need to avoid certificate-related outages.
  • Information Security department took the lead in purchasing Venafi.


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Venafi:

  • Have 51 to 75 lines of business or departments directly interacting with the Venafi platform.
  • Top benefits experienced or will experience with Venafi:
    • Prevented and remediated outages
    • Improved effectiveness of existing security
  • Saved $20,000 annually by using Venafi.

Next Steps

  • Plans to expand their use of Venafi in the following ways:
    • Expand their use of Venafi to other departments
    • Expand their use of Venafi to other use cases (e.g., code-signing, SSH, Mobility, DevOps support, etc.)
    • Expand their use of Venafi to cover more keys and/or certificates

Challenges Customers Solve with Venafi

PKI Refresh
Outage Prevention and Remediation
Data Security / SSL Inspection / Threat Detection
Industry Compliance / Audit Remediation

Venafi Customer Testimonial

What led you to purchase the Venafi platform?

The need to reduce the number of hours spent administering our MS PKI.

IT Project Manager, Large Enterprise Banking Company

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About Venafi

Venafi is the cybersecurity market leader in machine identity protection, securing the cryptographic keys and digital certificates on which every business and government depends to deliver safe machine-to-machine communication. Organizations use Venafi key and certificate security to protect communications, commerce, critical systems and data, and mobile and user access.

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