the leading provider of machine identity protection, today announced the
expansion of its international business to Japan, signing a master
partner contract with NSD. Under the agreement, NSD will distribute
Venafi products to the Japanese market.
There are two actors on every network–people and machines. People rely
on usernames and passwords to authenticate themselves so they can access
applications and services. Machines also need to authenticate themselves
with other machines in order to communicate securely. Today,
organizations spend over $10 billion protecting and managing usernames
and passwords, but they spend almost nothing protecting and managing the
keys and certificates that serve as machine identities. As a result,
many organizations suffer from damaging service and system outages that
occur when the certificates that serve as machine identities
Venafi is the leader in machine identity protection, with solutions that
discover the keys and certificates used by many different machine types,
including physical and virtual devices, IoT devices, applications, and
algorithms. Venafi provides the intelligence and automation necessary to
eliminate certificate-related outages and uniformly enforce company and
Under the new agreement, NSD will be Venafi’s master partner in Japan,
providing sales and local language support through NBI partners.
――Venafi CEO Jeff Hudson said:
“Protecting machine identities is
the foundation of security in our digitally transformed world, and NSD
is bringing this critical capability to Japan. Recent certificate
expirations have resulted in the massive failure of Japan’s wireless
networks, and organizations that do not utilize machine identity
protection solutions frequently experience these types of failures. Our
partnership with NSD will make organizations in Japan more secure and
less susceptible to system failures.”
――Venafi VP of WW Field Operations Christophe Culine said:
thrilled to work with NSD as we build our presence in Japan. They are a
perfect strategic partner, offering tremendous value-added services and
expertise and extensive experience in bringing innovative technology
products to the Japanese market.”
――NSD Business Innovation VP Toshihiro Sakurai said:
“Do you happen
to know that a variety of system failures related to digital
certificates have occurred in Japan?
X.509 certificates guarantee secure connections between machines if they
are correctly managed. However, due to the adoption of mobile and IoT
devices and DevOps projects the number of machines is growing rapidly.
Today, there are more machines on enterprise networks than there are
In addition, digital certificates are necessary for nearly every aspect
of our lives. For example, MyNumber cards (the Japanese version of
social security numbers) include certificates.
Unmanaged certificates that expire unexpectedly can cause serious
outages that are difficult to diagnose and manage. In addition,
vulnerabilities in encryption algorithms can increase security risks. As
a result, businesses with poorly managed certificates can suffer serious
business interruptions that damage customer relationships.
The Venafi solution can discover all unmanaged certificates and automate
the entire certificate life-cycle.
As part of our relationship with Venafi, NSD would like to contribute to
the creation of the best information and security infrastructure for our
About NSD Business Innovation
NSD Business Innovation was established on 1st April 2013 by
NSD to focus on selling solutions services. NSD has a specific focus on
security solutions such as malware protection and certificate management.
Venafi is the cybersecurity market leader in machine identity
protection, securing machine-to-machine connections and communications.
Venafi protects machine identity types by orchestrating cryptographic
keys and digital certificates for SSL/TLS, IoT, mobile and SSH. Venafi
provides global visibility of machine identities and the risks
associated with them for the extended enterprise–on premises, mobile,
virtual, cloud and IoT–at machine speed and scale. Venafi puts this
intelligence into action with automated remediation that reduces the
security and availability risks connected with weak or compromised
machine identities while safeguarding the flow of information to trusted
machines and preventing communication with machines that are not trusted.
With over 30 patents, Venafi delivers innovative solutions for the
world’s most demanding, security-conscious Global 5000 organizations and
government agencies, including the top five U.S. health insurers; the
top five U.S. airlines; the top four credit card issuers; three out of
the 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 Partners
For more information visit: www.venafi.com
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