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Keyfactor Announces DevOps Integrations to Address Identity and Access Management Security Risk

New PKI-as-a-Service Orchestration Capabilities Support Threat Mitigation and DevSecOps Workflow Integration


CLEVELAND, Ohio – January 21, 2020 – Keyfactor, the leader in securing digital identities, today announced DevOps integrations with automation and containerization industry leaders Ansible, Docker, HashiCorp, Jenkins and Kubernetes to offer security-first services and solutions designed to seamlessly integrate with existing enterprise tools and applications.

“DevOps has radically improved agility and application delivery in organizations large and small,” said Ted Shorter, chief technology officer and co-founder at Keyfactor. “Yet new DevOps processes and tooling have struggled to align security within workflows - software security typically takes more time than DevOps-centered software delivery cycles allow.”

A rise in cryptographic-based attacks, like last year’s ASUS attack, exploit third-party software and its digital certificates, allowing attackers to connect to sensitive backend systems or push malware through updater tools. Recent research indicates a 39% likelihood that organizations will experience a similar server certificate or key misuse incident over the next two years.

According to research firm Gartner Inc., “proper secrets management, including certificate and key management, is crucial to security agile applications.”1

Digital certificates have long played an integral – if not routine - role in DevOps workflows, securing authentication across users, devices and applications. The secure identities the certificates establish reinforce key DevOps practices within infrastructure, pipeline, code and microservices integration, thereby bridging the DevSecOps gap and the ability to mitigate security risk.

“Our mission is to help DevOps teams establish critical trust at design through comprehensive and complete cryptographic management,” said Shorter. “We want to make it easy to apply cloud-first, crypto-agility at scale to ensure all connections – especially those critical to business and human life – are trusted.”

Keyfactor offers cloud-hosted PKI-as-a-Service infrastructure through integrated certificate and key management, secure signing and secure IoT device design. The platform provides discovery, integration and orchestration capabilities, enabling teams to gain complete crypto-agility, extensibility and visibility.


About Keyfactor
Keyfactor empowers enterprises of all sizes to escape the exposure epidemic – when breaches, outages and failed audits from digital certificates and keys impact brand loyalty and the bottom line. Powered by an award-winning PKI as-a-service platform for certificate lifecycle automation and IoT device security, IT and InfoSec teams can easily manage digital certificates and keys. And product teams can build IoT devices with crypto-agility and at massive scale. Exceptional products and a white-glove customer experience for its 500+ global customers have earned Keyfactor a 98.5% retention rate and a 99% support satisfaction rate. Learn more at

1The Resurgence of PKI in Certificate Management, the IoT and DevOps. October 2018.

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