Venafi,the leading provider of machine identity protection, today announced theexpansion of its international business in Japan through a newpartnership with GMO GlobalSign and master partner NSD BusinessInnovation.
The Importance of Machine Identities
As organizations focus on the digital transformation of theirbusinesses, encryption has emerged as the cornerstone of security andprivacy. Digital certificates and keys are essential to security andprivacy because they serve as machine identities. In this role, theycontrol the flow of sensitive data to authorized machines and are usedin nearly every sensitive digital transaction, from website transactionsand mobile and IoT devices to robots, artificial intelligence algorithmsand containers in the cloud.
In addition to this pivotal security role, machine identities also havea major impact on operational stability. When they expire unexpectedly,the device or service using them cannot communicate. Unfortunately, thepractices needed to protect them are not well understood or widelyfollowed. As a result, many Japanese organizations suffer fromcertificate-related outages that negatively impact customer confidenceand revenue.
Strategic partnership delivers new solution
Through this strategic partnership, NBI will provide the Venafitechnology to customers with specific challenges in managing andautomating the lifecycle of digital certificates. Venafi providescomprehensive visibility, intelligence and automation necessary toprotect machine identities no matter where they are used in the extendedenterprise. As a result, customers eliminate certificate-relatedoutages, reduce security risks and improve compliance with industryregulations.
Special Introductory Offer
To commemorate this strategic partnership, the three companies havecreated a special, no-cost program for three qualified companies thatwill discover weak, vulnerable and expiring certificates. If thesecertificates have not been issued through Global Sign, they can beautomatically replaced with new certificates issued by Global Sign. Theprogram will demonstrate how the customers can automate the entirecertificate lifecycle and proactively replace certificates before theyexpire. The assessment will also discover security and compliance risksand provide actionable advice to resolve these issues. This new programis available from April 11, 2019 through July 10, 2019.
――Christophe Culine, Vice President of Global Sales for Venafi said:
Weare very excited about this partnership with NSD and GMO GlobalSignbecause it will allow our mutual customers to move very quickly to acompletely automated machine identity protection process. Combining oursolutions will reduce costs and save valuable IT and security resourcesas well as eliminate outages that can negatively impact customers andcost millions of dollars.
――Tomura, President and Representative Director for NBI said:
I amvery happy to begin this strategic partnership among the threecompanies. In order to automate the lifecycle of electronic certificatesand deliver the greatest value to our customers, we felt we needed topair Venafi’s understanding of certificate risks with automatedcertificate issuance. This partnership will make it possible toaccelerate sales of Venafi in the Japanese market and encourage adoptionof machine identity protection.
About NSD Business Innovation
NSD Business Innovation was established on 1st April 2013 byNSD to focus on selling solutions services. NSD has a specific focus onsecurity solutions such as malware protection and certificate management.
Learn More: http://www.nsdbi.co.jp/service/venafi/
Venafi is the cybersecurity market leader in machine identityprotection, securing machine-to-machine connections and communications.Venafi protects machine identity types by orchestrating cryptographickeys and digital certificates for SSL/TLS, IoT, mobile and SSH. Venafiprovides global visibility of machine identities and the risksassociated with them for the extended enterprise–on premises, mobile,virtual, cloud and IoT–at machine speed and scale. Venafi puts thisintelligence into action with automated remediation that reduces thesecurity and availability risks connected with weak or compromisedmachine identities while safeguarding the flow of information to trustedmachines and preventing communication with machines that are not trusted.
With over 30 patents, Venafi delivers innovative solutions for theworld’s most demanding, security-conscious Global 5000 organizations andgovernment agencies, including the top five U.S. health insurers; thetop five U.S. airlines; the top four credit card issuers; three out ofthe top four accounting and consulting firms; four of the top five U.S.,U.K., Australian and South African banks; and four of the top five U.S.retailers. Venafi is backed by top-tier investors, including TCV,Foundation Capital, Intel Capital, QuestMark Partners, Mercato Partnersand NextEquity.
For more information visit: www.venafi.com
About GMO GlobalSign.
GlobalSign is a certification authority that began providing services inBelgium in 1996, the first stage in the world when electronicauthentication services began to appear in the world and acquiredWebTrust for the first time in Europe. It has many achievements inBelgian government-related organizations and has been certified to theBelgian Government Certification Authority, which is the highestcertification authority of Belgian electronic government projects suchas eID * (BELPIC). Joining the GMO Internet Group in 2006, we arepromoting government-level security worldwide, including Japan.Currently, the company has provided 25 million electronic certificates,including SSL server certificates, as well as many deliveries togovernment agencies and large corporations.
For more information visit : https://www.gmo.jp/
Contact for product Introduction
NSD Business Innovation
FirstSales Department Matsumoto
TEL ： 03-3257-1141
E-mail： [email protected]
For more information about this press release, please contact
Sales Department Takemoto
E-mail： [email protected]
View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190411005165/en/