UPDATED 09:00 EST / MAY 17 2022


Keyfactor-Fortanix integration offers improved machine identity management

Machine and “internet of things” identity platform provider Keyfactor Inc. today announced a technology integration with Fortanix Inc. to allow enterprise and managed service providers to simplify and secure machine identity management.

The technology integration combines the benefits of certificate lifecycle automation with key protection in Fortanix Data Security Manager. Using the combination, the companies say, enterprises and MSPs can effectively manage all machine identities across hybrid and multicloud infrastructure while reducing complexity in ensuring sensitive private keys remain protected.

Keyfactor’s Command service integrates directly with any public, private or cloud-based certificate lifecycle automation, providing full discovery, policy enforcement and automation for certificates’ lifecycle. Fortanix DSM is said to ensure the secure generation and storage of private keys associated with those certificates.

The joint solution’s key features and benefits include enhanced visibility and control, delivering enterprise security and IT teams a single pane of glass for discovery, management and self-service enrollment for certificates in multivendor environments. Automated certificate renewal simplifies certificate renewal and provisioning across all devices and workloads in hybrid and multicloud environments.

Private key protection ensures that only authorized users can access keys protected with multiple layers of defense, including Fortanix Confidential Computing and Intel SGX. The combined service also supports distributed architecture and is DevOps ready, allowing customers to support millions of keys and certificates with a highly scalable, distributed architecture.

The tie-up between the two companies allows developers to easily integrate security into applications with native RESTful application programming interfaces and plugins.

“The use of public key infrastructure and certificates to securely authenticate digital identities has grown exponentially with accelerated cloud transformation,” BJ Ferguson, vice president of channel for North America at Keyfactor, said in a statement. “Managing a growing number of keys and certificates across multiple technology layers with legacy solutions is a significant challenge in itself, not to mention ensuring the protection of all private keys.”

Further details about the integration are available here.

Image: Fortanix

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