The only cloud-first Venafi alternative for PKI and machine identity management
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Every machine identity
One platform for every machine identity: certificate lifecycle automation, SSH key management, secure code signing, and encryption key management.
Highly scalable PKI
Machine identity management is only half of the equation. Keyfactor is backed by the most widely used PKI solution in the industry (EJBCA®) available as a service, in the cloud, and as a software or hardware appliance.
We’re cloud-first, not cloud-only. You have the flexibility to deploy certificate lifecycle automation as a service (CLAaaS), self-hosted, or combined with EJBCA® or a fully managed private PKI as a Service (PKIaaS).
Faster Time to Value.
Complete 360 visibility
Visibility is priority #1. Keyfactor delivers better visibility and faster time to inventory with 360 certificate discovery, including real-time CA sync, SSL/TLS discovery, and direct integrations to key and certificate stores.
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, right from the start
We’re not just a software vendor, we’re PKI consultants at heart. Whether you choose cloud or on-prem, you get access to an elite team of experts backed by 20+ years of experience in PKI implementation.
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 hundreds of millions of 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
Built for cloud
Keyfactor is designed for cloud-native enterprises with high scalability and performance, offering fully managed and SaaS deployment options
Built for on-premise
On-premises, legacy architecture design that is deployed by the customer; limited SaaS capabilities via Venafi as a Service
One platform for certificate lifecycle automation as a service (CLAaaS) or self-hosted with full feature parity
No complete CLMaaS solution: Inconsistent features between Venafi as a Service and Venafi Trust Protection Platform (TPP)
Modular, distributed components integrate easily with tools and apps; no need to re-issue certificates
Monolithic architecture is difficult to deploy and install; re-engineering workflows and re-issuing certificates
One intuitive console
A single, easy to navigate console makes it easy to manage all machine identities in one place
Users have to switch between different consoles to configure settings and manage certificates
Deploys within minutes and provides real-time inventory and management for any CA, anywhere – public or private, on-premise or cloud
Their technology often requires manual PowerShell scripting with inconsistent features between different CA integrations
A built-in certificate search engine makes it easy to identify and manage certificates, assign owners, and take action
Complex folder-based structure and policy trees are more difficult to navigate and set up
No per-certificate management fees; unlimited certificates under inventory and management
Pay to scale
Hard limits on the number of certificates under management-; per certificate fees create procurement headaches
Tested and proven to handle revocation and re-issuance of 211 million certificates with a single cloud instance at 800 operations per second
No data available
No performance data available. Comparable performance is difficult to achieve with on-premise deployment and resource dependencies
Easy licensing with full certificate lifecycle automation and integration capabilities available out of the box
Separate modules are required for TLS and endpoint certificates with additional costs for basic functionality
Highly scalable PKI
Backed by the most widely adopted and scalable CA software in the industry (EJBCA®)
Venafi does not offer its own CA software, instead, it relies on third-party CA solutions for certificate issuance
Keyfactor offers PKI as a fully managed service, turnkey SaaS solution, software, or hardware appliance
Venafi “Zero Touch PKI” is only available as a service through a third-party technology partnership
Keyfactor offers a combined solution for PKI as a Service and certificate lifecycle automation in one, single-tenant cloud platform
Separate solutions are required for “Zero Touch PKI” and certificate lifecycle management – not one platform
Started in PKI consulting services and pioneered PKI as a Service backed by 20+ years of hands-on experience
No previous experience in PKI consulting services or managed PKI
SOC 2 Type II certified
Keyfactor is SOC 2 Type II audited annually to provide high assurance SaaS products and services
No SOC 2 Type II
No regular participation in SOC 2 Type II audits
ISO 27001 certified
Keyfactor is ISO/IEC 27001 certified to ensure adherence to the industry’s most stringent security requirements
Does not provide proof of compliance or certification with ISO 27001
Simple ”hands-free” product updates for cloud-hosted customers; virtual-assisted updates for on-prem users
Requires manual scheduling, upgrades, and maintenance on-premise for Venafi Trust Protection Platform (TPP)
*Last updated October 14, 2021.
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