TechValidate Research on Venafi

Case Study: Small Business Retail Company


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

How our organization uses Venafi Trust Protection Platform:

“Easier end user access to certificate management. A single place to manage all certificates, private, public, and eventually even self-signed and SSH keys.”

“Briefly reviewed Symantec’s certificate tool. It was not as comprehensive.”

Would you recommend Venafi Trust Protection Platform?

“Yes, it is one of the few platforms for this service available. It is solid and support is excellent.”


  • Managed their keys and certificates using external certificate authority before Venafi.
  • Problem solved using Venafi:
    • PKI Refresh

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 Information and Event Management (SIEM) Solutions


  • 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:
    • SHA-1 to SHA-2 migration
    • The use of secure key length
    • Key and certificate ownership identification
    • Key and certificate lifecycle policies

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