TechValidate Research on Venafi

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557 Customers Surveyed

4,453 Data Points Collected

104 Published TechFacts

28 Published Charts

46 Published Case Studies

Selected Research Highlights

Venafi Case Study

Leading Airline Prevents Certificate-related Outages with Venafi


This case study of a large enterprise transportation services company is based on an October 2016 survey of Venafi customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“A product that solves a real need for our organization and improves with each upgrade.”

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Venafi that the surveyed company uses:

  • Currently uses 50,001 – 100,000 certificates (internal and external).
  • Expects to see a 51 – 100% growth in the use of certificates in the coming 12 months.


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Venafi:

  • Characterization of outages since deploying Venafi:
    • Had zero outages
  • Top Venafi benefits that have helped the organization prevent and remediate certificate-related outages:
    • Continuous detection and monitoring of certificates
    • Centralized repository and management of certificates
    • Policy enforcement (including certificate expiration periods, CA usage, group ownership, etc.)
    • Notifications and escalations of impending certificate expirations

Venafi Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How has Venafi automation helped your company? How has it helped you?

We now have visibility and are able to better manage the certificates and keys. We do not have downtimes due to certificate expiration. We can pro-actively manage the certificate lifecycle. With Venafi, I have better control and can better work with multiple businesses.

Certificate Management

How did you manage your keys and certificates before Venafi?

Manual tracking and management (e.g. spreadsheet)
Internal scripts / home-grown solution
External certificate authority

Case Study: Global 500 Banking Company


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

Would you recommend Venafi Trust Protection Platform?

“Yes, because systems engineers are not necessarily information security engineers and having a tool to help with key management that allows secure key generation. Venafi’s archive is valuable and can make securing systems less cumbersome and more efficient.”

What other products / solutions did you consider and why was Venafi a better fit?

“Our in-house developed systems. Venafi has better reporting and more robust discovery capabilities.”


  • Managed their keys and certificates using internal scripts / home-grown solution before Venafi.
  • Problems solved using Venafi:
    • Industry Compliance / Audit Remediation
    • Outage Prevention and Remediation

Use Case

  • Venafi products currently being used:
    • TrustAuthority SSL
    • TrustForce SSL
  • Systems integrated with Venafi:
    • Public Certificate Authority
    • Private Certificate Authority
    • Load Balancers
    • Web Servers
    • Application Servers
    • Security Applications
    • Hardware Security Modules (HSMs)


  • Improved their internal IT services SLA with Venafi.
  • Found additional keys and certificates using Venafi that were previously unknown.
  • Key and certificate visibility improved after finding additional keys and certificates using Venafi.
  • Vulnerabilities to be addressed with Venafi:
    • Heartbleed
    • SSL inspection for threats
    • SHA-1 to SHA-2 migration
    • The use of secure key length
    • Key and certificate ownership identification
    • Key and certificate lifecycle policies

Venafi Customer Research

How Venafi Automation Improves Security

Workflow for Accountability
Policy Enforcement
Vulnerability Management
Certificate Revocation
Incident Response
Decryption & Threat Inspection

Venafi Customer Statistic

Venafi Helps Financial Service IT Professionals Quickly Obtain New/Renewed Certificates.

Since deploying Venafi, more than two-thirds (69%) of Financial Services system administrators can get a new or renewed certificate in 1 hour or less.


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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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