About Us

We help our customers apply and control cryptography in the right way.
From proactively preventing outages, to reducing operational risks and costs, we help secure all your machine identities from modern, multi-cloud enterprises to complex IoT supply chains.

Our Story

From PKI Consulting Experts to Leaders in PKI as-Service and Crypto-Agility Solutions.

Keyfactor was founded by Ted Shorter and Kevin von Keyserling in 2001 as a professional services company, working hands-on with Fortune 500 enterprises to build and deploy their PKI.

In 2014, Keyfactor shifted from services to software to solve a fundamental problem: The rapid growth of keys and digital certificates could not be managed effectively with existing solutions. 

Our co-founders realized that a new approach was needed – one that combines leading PKI expertise with the tools needed to discover, control, and automate keys and certificates at scale. 

As a PKI services provider turned software platform, Keyfactor provides the only solution that combines expert-run PKI as-a-Service and certificate lifecycle automation into a single, cloud-delivered solution.

Our Vision

Our vision, roadmap, and product architecture are founded on the principle that cryptography should be simple, scalable, and agile. These core concepts continue to drive our product roadmap and company strategy.

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Simple

We simplify PKI by eliminating repetitive tasks and costly infrastructure while providing solutions to enable self-service certificate automation for enterprise teams without PKI expertise.

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Scalable

Our modular, cloud-first architecture makes it easier for customers to deploy quickly without re-engineering infrastructure or re-issuing certificates. No per-certificate fees mean our customers can manage every key and certificate.

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Agile

Keyfactor is driven by a technology-agnostic approach that allows our customers to integrate their PKI with the best available technology. Our platform is built for rapid change and agility.

Driven by Core Values.

Our Core Values are a driving force behind our daily efforts and our teams’ focus to achieve results.

As individuals and as a team, our Core Values are a compass and a clear business differentiator, reaffirming commitments to our customers, our colleagues, and ourselves.

Keyfactor Core Values

Find out how the Keyfactor platform can modernize your PKI, prevent
certificate outages, accelerate DevOps security, and more.