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Venafi Encryption Director 6 Receives Security Industry's Prestigious Global Excellence Award for Risk Management

Ability to Automate Encryption Key and Certificate Management While Reducing Unquantified and Unmanaged Risks Earns Venafi Top Honors (March 21, 2012)

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (Marketwire) -- 03/21/12 -- Venafi, the inventor of and leader in enterprise key and certificate management (EKCM) solutions, today announced that Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide, has named Venafi Encryption Director™ 6 (Director 6) the winner of the 2012 Global Excellence Awards in Risk Management.

Venafi earned top honors in the risk management category due to its ability to provide out-of-the-box 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. Category judges recognized that automated EKCM significantly reduces the unquantified and unmanaged risks inherent in manual encryption management processes that result in unplanned outages, failed audits and security breaches. Info Security Products Guide recognized Venafi for their achievements during RSA Conference 2012.

"IT Risk Management is about tracking security, compliance and operational risks before they lead to costly breaches and outages," said Jeff Hudson, Venafi CEO. "Yet many IT governance policies fail to provide adequate management and access controls for their most important security assets: thousands of encryption keys and certificates. These have become the 'keys to the kingdom' as they secure communications and authenticate systems. Yet security and compliance policies have failed to keep pace with the complexity of managing and controlling these mission-critical trust instruments."

"Continued attacks underscore the need for accurate and up-to-date digital certificate and key inventories that allow information security teams to respond to vulnerabilities and compromises immediately," said Gregory Webb, Venafi VP of Marketing. "This industry honor further validates the critical need for automated key and certificate management that only Director 6 can provide. We are delighted by Info Security Products Guide's recognition of Director 6 as the best-in-class enterprise risk management solution."

Venafi automates the provisioning, discovery, monitoring, validation and management of encryption keys and digital certificates -- in many of the world's largest organizations. Organizations can scale encryption deployments and management functionality across the enterprise as the need to protect more data and authenticate more systems, applications and devices grows.

Director 6 also orchestrates the complex operational interactions involving keys and certificates through hierarchical and policy-based management, automation, granular access controls and audit logging. There are three products available within the Director 6 platform: Certificate Manager™, Symmetric Key Manager™ and SSH Key Manager™. Learn more at

About Info Security Products Guide
Info Security Products Guide sponsors leading conferences and expos worldwide and plays a vital role in keeping end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. It is written expressly for those who are adamant on staying informed of security threats and the preventive measure they can take. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow's technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and market research that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. The Info Security Products Guide Awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit and stay secured.

About Venafi
Venafi is the inventor of and market leader in Enterprise Key and Certificate Management (EKCM) solutions. Venafi delivered the first enterprise-class solution to automate the provisioning, discovery, monitoring and management of digital certificates and encryption keys -- from the datacenter to the cloud and beyond -- 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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