Press release

Venafi Expands Strategic Partnerships in Japan

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the leading provider of machine identity protection, today announced the
expansion of its international business in Japan through a new
partnership with GMO GlobalSign and master partner NSD Business

The Importance of Machine Identities

As organizations focus on the digital transformation of their
businesses, encryption has emerged as the cornerstone of security and
privacy. Digital certificates and keys are essential to security and
privacy because they serve as machine identities. In this role, they
control the flow of sensitive data to authorized machines and are used
in nearly every sensitive digital transaction, from website transactions
and mobile and IoT devices to robots, artificial intelligence algorithms
and containers in the cloud.

In addition to this pivotal security role, machine identities also have
a major impact on operational stability. When they expire unexpectedly,
the device or service using them cannot communicate. Unfortunately, the
practices needed to protect them are not well understood or widely
followed. As a result, many Japanese organizations suffer from
certificate-related outages that negatively impact customer confidence
and revenue.

Strategic partnership delivers new solution

Through this strategic partnership, NBI will provide the Venafi
technology to customers with specific challenges in managing and
automating the lifecycle of digital certificates. Venafi provides
comprehensive visibility, intelligence and automation necessary to
protect machine identities no matter where they are used in the extended
enterprise. As a result, customers eliminate certificate-related
outages, reduce security risks and improve compliance with industry

Special Introductory Offer

To commemorate this strategic partnership, the three companies have
created a special, no-cost program for three qualified companies that
will discover weak, vulnerable and expiring certificates. If these
certificates have not been issued through Global Sign, they can be
automatically replaced with new certificates issued by Global Sign. The
program will demonstrate how the customers can automate the entire
certificate lifecycle and proactively replace certificates before they
expire. The assessment will also discover security and compliance risks
and provide actionable advice to resolve these issues. This new program
is available from April 11, 2019 through July 10, 2019.

――Christophe Culine, Vice President of Global Sales for Venafi said:
are very excited about this partnership with NSD and GMO GlobalSign
because it will allow our mutual customers to move very quickly to a
completely automated machine identity protection process. Combining our
solutions will reduce costs and save valuable IT and security resources
as well as eliminate outages that can negatively impact customers and
cost millions of dollars.

――Tomura, President and Representative Director for NBI said:
I am
very happy to begin this strategic partnership among the three
companies. In order to automate the lifecycle of electronic certificates
and deliver the greatest value to our customers, we felt we needed to
pair Venafi’s understanding of certificate risks with automated
certificate issuance. This partnership will make it possible to
accelerate sales of Venafi in the Japanese market and encourage adoption
of machine identity protection.

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.

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About Venafi

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
and NextEquity.

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About GMO GlobalSign.

GlobalSign is a certification authority that began providing services in
Belgium in 1996, the first stage in the world when electronic
authentication services began to appear in the world and acquired
WebTrust for the first time in Europe. It has many achievements in
Belgian government-related organizations and has been certified to the
Belgian Government Certification Authority, which is the highest
certification authority of Belgian electronic government projects such
as eID * (BELPIC). Joining the GMO Internet Group in 2006, we are
promoting government-level security worldwide, including Japan.
Currently, the company has provided 25 million electronic certificates,
including SSL server certificates, as well as many deliveries to
government agencies and large corporations.

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Sales Department Matsumoto
TEL : 03-3257-1141

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