The only cloud-first Venafi alternative for machine identity management
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3 REASONS WHY TEAMS
Choose Keyfactor Over Venafi
Every machine identity
One platform for every machine identity: certificate lifecycle automation, SSH key management, secure code signing, and encryption key management.
Cloud PKI as-a-Service
Don’t let legacy PKI hold you back. Keyfactor delivers expert-managed PKI and certificate lifecycle automation in a single, cloud-hosted platform. No hardware, no headaches.
We’re cloud-first, not cloud-only. You have the flexibility to deploy in the cloud (SaaS), on-premise, or in hybrid environments. No deployment is too complex.
Faster Time to Value.
Complete 360 visibility
Visibility is priority #1. Keyfactor delivers better visibility and faster time to inventory with real-time synchronization to your CAs within minutes, plus network and agent-based discovery.
Automation is a must. Our customers achieve results faster with out-of-the-box Orchestrators that enable automated renewal and deployment without the need for additional licensing.
Scalable, modular architecture
Leave complex deployments and upgrades behind. Keyfactor is built on a modular, pluggable architecture that makes it easier upgrade and deploy in hybrid cloud and segmented networks.
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PKI experts, so you don’t have to be
We’re not just a software vendor, we’re a services provider. Whether you choose cloud or on-prem, you get access to an elite team of PKI experts and fast response times.
Leave no certificate behind
Per-certificate and per-host fees just aren’t scalable. Get predictable, transparent pricing that doesn’t force you to pick and choose which keys and certificates to manage.
Extreme scalability and performance
In the cloud, speed and scale are the name of the game. Our platform is tested and proven to handle 500 million certificates with just a single instance of Keyfactor Command.
How Venafi Compares to Keyfactor
Here are the key reasons why Keyfactor is the #1 Venafi alternative
Purpose-built for cloud
Designed for cloud-native enterprises with SaaS and fully-managed service deployment models.
Designed for on-prem
On-premises, legacy architecture design that is deployed by the customer; limited SaaS capabilities.
Modular, distributed components integrate easily with existing tools and apps; no need to re-issue certificates.
More difficult to deploy and connect to infrastructure; re-engineering workflows and re-issuing certificates.
Our unique CA Gateways deploy within minutes and deliver real-time inventory and remote management for any public, private, or hosted CA.
Their technology often requires manual PowerShell scripting and delivers inconsistent features between different CAs.
Built-in PKI as-a-Service
Our customers can deploy the platform with a built-in, fully cloud-hosted, and 24/7 managed PKI, including a dedicated offline root CA.
No PKI as-a-Service
Cannot offer all-in-one PKI and certificate management; no past experience with managed PKI services.
CLMaaS (and more)
SaaS options for all modules: certificate lifecycle management (CLMaaS), SSH key management, secure code signing, and encryption key management.
No complete CLMaaS solution: Inconsistent features between Venafi Cloud and Venafi Trust Protection Platform (TPP).
SOC 2 Type II Certified
SOC 2 Type II audited annually to provide high-assurance and customer confidence in all of our security and privacy controls.
No SOC 2 Type II
No regular participation in SOC 2 Type II audits.
Unified management console
One unified, easy-to-navigate console makes it easy to manage all machine identities from a single pane.
Still migrating multiple consoles into one; users require more clicks and navigation to achieve the same results.
360 Certificate VisibilityTM
Provides end-to-end visibility with direct CA integrations, high-performance network discovery, agent-based and agentless discovery tools.
Venafi TPP relies more heavily on network-based discovery and scanning agents.
Intuitive search engine allows users to easily find and group certificates, assign ownership, and take action with fewer clicks.
Complex folder-based structure and policy trees are difficult to set up and don’t provide a simple view of certificates.
Easy licensing with full automation and functionality
Multiple modules and additional costs for basic functionality
No per-certificate fees, no limits on certificates under management.
Pay to scale
Hard limits on the number of certificates under management; per-certificate fees create procurement headaches.
Tried, tested and proven
Keyfactor Command has been tested and proven to handle revocation and replacement of 500 million+ certificates with a single instance in the cloud.
Comparable performance is difficult to achieve with legacy architecture and on-premise dependencies.
Our elite team of experts that runs and operates PKI services 24/7/365 is accessible to all customers, whether they’re cloud-hosted or on-premise.
Standard software support
Simple ”hands-free” product updates for cloud-hosted customers; virtual-assisted updates for on-prem users.
Manual, heavy upgrades
Requires manual scheduling, upgrades, and maintenance on-premise.
Faster time to value
Easy to learn and become an expert on the platform; no costly training or services necessary.
Steep learning curve
Users require multi-day administrator training to learn basic setup, configuration, and functionality.
Up to 50% faster SLA support response times, quick resolution, and a reported 95% satisfaction rate (CSAT).
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