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Venafi Partners with Cohort Technology to Meet Increased Demand for Automated EKCM Solutions through Extensive Channel Reach

Security Expert and Distribution Partner Cohort Technology-with Broad-based Reseller and Technology Partner Network-to Offer Only Enterprise-class Key and Certificate Management Solution

(PresseBox) (London, UK, ) Venafi, the inventor of and market leader in Enterprise Key and Certificate Management (EKCM) solutions, today announced its strategic partnership with Cohort Technology to distribute EKCM solutions in the United Kingdom. Together, the companies will extend Venafi's market leadership to meet the needs of Cohort Technology's resellers and customers. Designed specifically for enterprise environments, Venafi solutions provide automated management for the widest range of digital-certificate and encryption-key technologies in use today-including digital certificates, Secure Shell (SSH) keys, and asymmetric and symmetric keys.

Venafi Encryption DirectorTM automates the discovery, monitoring, validation, management, and security of the encryption assets Global 2000 enterprises use most. Venafi's Global 2000 customers widely report successfully reducing the unquantified and unmanaged risks associated with encryption deployments that result in data breaches, security audit failures, and unplanned system outages.

Of the partnership, Cohort Technology Managing Director Grahame Smee, said, "We are delighted to partner with Venafi, the recognized industry leader in the growing EKCM arena. Our customers are heavily dependent on encryption for information security and system authentication. As a result of their growing inventories, these same organisations have certificates and keys strewn throughout their infrastructures, most of which are managed departmentally and in silos. Without an enterprise-wide understanding of where these critical security resources are and who manages them, the risks of frequent unplanned downtime and audit failures are high. In today's atmosphere of increasingly frequent cyber attacks and regulatory mandates, we are convinced that Venafi's solutions and partner program will provide our reseller community with the best EKCM solutions on the market."

Jeff Hudson, Venafi CEO said, "Organisations are suffering from high-profile, costly, and embarrassing incidents-including data breaches, man-in-the-middle attacks, and CA compromises. In fact, there has been a veritable tsunami of these incidents, most of which would have been avoidable by leveraging security best practices and automated management solutions. Given Cohort Technology's strong relationships with many of the UK's largest organisations, their proven security-industry track record of success, and a customer-centric business focus, this partnership will enable Venafi to provide its leading technology solutions to a larger market."

About Cohort Technology

Cohort Technology is an established value add distributor working with technologies from many of the leading security vendors—and with major security resellers in the UK and Ireland. Formed in 2007, the company offers resellers a range of professional services, including technical product training and sales support. For more information, visit

Venafi, Inc.

Venafi is the inventor of and market leader in Enterprise Key and Certificate Management (EKCM) solutions. Venafi delivered the first enterprise-class solution to automate the provisioning, discovery, monitoring and management of digital certificates and encryption keys-from the datacenter to the cloud and beyond-built specifically for encryption management interoperability across heterogeneous environments. Venafi products reduce the unquantified and unmanaged risks associated with encryption deployments that result in data breaches, security audit failures and unplanned system outages. Venafi also publishes best practices for effective key and certificate management at Venafi customers include the world's most prestigious Global 2000 organisations in financial services, insurance, high tech, telecommunications, aerospace, healthcare and retail. Venafi is backed by top-tier venture capital funds, including Foundation Capital, Pelion Venture Partners and Origin Partners. For more information, visit