Venafi protects DevOps development

Venafi introduces a security solution for DevOps teams. This eliminates the work needed to purchase and install encryption keys and certificates, allowing new software applications to be developed and implemented faster. At the same time, security teams gain more insight into the security of DevOps environments, so that the compliance and protection of customer information can be better guaranteed

Venafi introduces a security solution for DevOps teams. This eliminates the work needed to purchase and install encryption keys and certificates, allowing new software applications to be developed and implemented faster. At the same time, security teams gain more insight into the security of DevOps environments, so that the compliance and protection of customer information can be better guaranteed.

Gartner predicts that 75% of all organizations in 2017 will use bi-modal IT, consisting of a traditional team for legacy systems and a DevOps teams for new developments. Because DevOps teams use a continuous test and development environment, they can respond more quickly to customer needs and deliver new software applications. In addition to benefits, this trend also entails a risk. DevOps methods drive the demand for readily available reliable TLS keys and certificates.

TLS keys and certificates determine what can and can not be trusted on the Internet. They enable software to communicate securely and prevent 'man-in-the-middle', spoofing and other trust-based attacks. Many developers use shortcuts to get hold of them, such as weak cryptographic methods and keys that they sign themselves, duplicates and keys from unknown sources, or unauthorized certificate authorities (CAs). As a result, little or even no validation and insufficient grip on IT security.

Venafi automates the lifecycle management of TLS keys and certificates with a single line of code as an addition to the Trust Protection Platform and integration with frequently used automation, orchestration and containerization platforms. This gives DevOps the advantage that they do not have to worry about how to buy, install and use keys and certificates, while automatically complying with all IT security policies. Venafi's solution only issues reliable keys and certificates, while each deviation is quickly detected.