Meet the modern Venafi alternative. See why enterprises are switching to
the all-in one solution stack for PKI and certificate lifecycle automation with Keyfactor.
Enterprises are switching to Keyfactor — Here's why:
Venafi was once the de facto choice for SSL/TLS certificate management, but new use cases, cloud migration, and shorter certificate lifespans require a new set of solutions. When asked why they are switching from Venafi to Keyfactor, clients often mention:
Easier management with one intuitive console to see,
manage, and automate all certificates.
Faster time-to-value with easy-to-deploy automation and
simple right-click or zero-touch certificate renewal.
More deployment flexibility in the cloud, and fully integrated
PKI solutions, including SaaS and fully managed PKI.
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Keyfactor is the right choice for
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- Common Criteria
- ISO 27001
- ISO 14001
- ISO 9001
- SOC 2 Type II
- PCI DSS (v3.2)
- Commercial Solutions for Classified Program (CSfC)
- SOC 2 Type I
*Applies to Venafi Trust Protection Platform Datacenter (on-premises)
This is a biased overview of vendor capabilities based on publicly available information and customer interviews as of 2023-11-30.
“Before, we’d have outages at least twice a month. Now, we’ve reduced that down to almost nothing”
Senior Security Systems Engineer
Former Venafi Customer
Frequently asked questions
Trying to decide between Keyfactor vs Venafi? The short answer: it depends on your organization’s needs, appetite for the cloud, and available resources. Keyfactor and Venafi are both mature certificate management solutions with a wide range of supported use cases and applications. However, while Venafi offers PKI through a third-party partnership, its core focus is SSL/TLS certificate management.
In contrast, Keyfactor develops and supports its own PKI, digital signing, and certificate lifecycle automation solutions, which are natively integrated with one another. Most Keyfactor customers opt for SaaS-delivered or fully managed services, while also having the flexibility to deploy on-premises or in a hybrid model, if desired. The user experience is also vastly different, so before making a decision, you’ll likely want to conduct your own research and test each solution.
If you’re considering making the move to Keyfactor, we know you’ll have certificates and important data you want to bring with you so you can hit the ground running. We know the fear of migration can be a big barrier to switching to Keyfactor, which is why we work hard to make moving quick, low cost, and smooth.
Keyfactor’s CA Gateways and Orchestrators are our tried and tested migration tools, used by many Venafi customers to migrate hundreds of thousands of certificates to Keyfactor Command, whether on-premises, SaaS CLA, or full PKI as a Service. With the help of minimal scripting to help with the bulk import, customers can start migrating certificates and metadata within a few hours.
Ready to get hands-on in your evaluation? We recommend you try out Keyfactor’s certificate management solution (Command) in an Azure Test Drive, which automates set up for you and provides 30 days of access, without using any of your cloud resources. This should give you a good feel for how it works with minimal burden on you or your teams.
Keyfactor offers 100+ pre-built and community-developed tools and integrations that enable customers to embed PKI and certificate automation into their CI/CD pipeline, IT infrastructure, cloud, and IoT environments. You can find many of these integrations in the Keyfactor GitHub, as well as tutorial videos through the Keyfactor Community.
Originally founded in 2001, Keyfactor’s roots are in PKI consulting. Through knowledge and experience, we began to deliver managed PKI as a service, alongside certificate management, to large enterprises. In 2021, Keyfactor merged with PrimeKey, the developers behind the wildly popular open-source PKI (EJBCA), and formed the industry’s first end-to-end PKI and certificate lifecycle automation platform. Today, Keyfactor serves more than 1,500+ customers across the globe with identity-first solutions that help organizations establish digital trust, and then maintain it.
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