Encryption Management Leader Venafi Names Jeff Hudson as CEO

Venafi taps experienced industry veteran to lead the company as growth accelerates

(PresseBox) (London, ) Venafi, Inc. (www.venafi.com) the leading provider of enterprise digital certificate and encryption key management, bolsters its market leadership with the appointment of experienced executive and technology thought leader Jeffrey Hudson as chief executive officer (CEO).

A key executive in four successful high-technology start-ups that have gone public, Hudson brings over 25 years of experience in information technology and security management to Venafi. Hudson has spent a significant portion of his career developing and delivering leading edge technology solutions for financial services and other Global 2000 companies.

Hudson said: "I see a great opportunity for Venafi to reinforce and extend its leadership position in the enterprise digital certificate and encryption key management market. Venafi invented the first application for this market and has been granted several significant patents. As the market leader and pioneer, the company has uniquely amassed domain-specific expertise that helps customers solve a critical security management problem. The explosion in certificate and encryption key deployments is driving the need for an enterprise application to manage the provisioning, discovery, monitoring and management of these assets."

Most recently Hudson was the CEO of Vhayu Technologies Corp. Vhayu was the market leader for the analysis and capture of market data, and was acquired by ThomsonReuters. Prior to Vhayu, Hudson held numerous executive leadership posts, including CEO and cofounder of MS2, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Informix Software, CEO of Visioneer, and numerous senior executive positions at NetFRAME Systems and WYSE Technology. Hudson began his career with IBM.

Venafi Encryption Director (Director) manages the lifecycle of hundreds of thousands of keys and certificates at the world's largest financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, government, aerospace and retail organizations. Director automates the provisioning, discovery, monitoring, and management of the digital certificates and encryption keys across heterogeneous operating systems, infrastructure applications, certificate authorities and hardware platforms from the desktop to the datacenter.

Venafi, Inc.

Venafi is the pioneer and market leader of enterprise digital certificate and encryption key management solutions. Venafi delivered the first enterprise-class application to automate the provisioning, discovery, monitoring and management of certificates and keys-from the desktop to the datacenter-across heterogeneous operating systems, infrastructure applications and certificate authorities. Venafi products remove the risks associated with unmanaged encryption deployments that result in unplanned system outages, data breaches and security audit failures. Venafi customers include the world's most prestigious organizations in financial services, insurance, high tech, telecommunications, government, aerospace, healthcare and retail. Venafi is backed by top-tier venture capital funds including Foundation Capital, UV Partners, and Origin Partners. For more information, visit www.venafi.com.

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