Keyfactor Crypto-Agility Platform™

Additional Info

Company size (employees)100 to 499
Type of solutionHybrid


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 public key infrastructure (PKI). In 2014, Keyfactor shifted from services to software to solve the fundamental problem of effectively managing the rapid growth of keys and digital certificates.

As more devices connect to the internet, so does the number of digital certificates, the electronic records used to authenticate online connections. Given that today’s average organization manages more than 50,000 PKI certificates, ensuring that only trusted devices and users can connect to networks is easier said than done. Keyfactor provides a new approach to certificate management – one that combines leading PKI expertise with the tools needed to discover, control, and automate keys and certificates at scale. With deep roots in PKI consulting, and as the only fully managed PKI and certificate lifecycle automation solution, Keyfactor is the only provider in the market that combines expert-run PKI as-a-Service and certificate lifecycle automation into a single, cloud-delivered solution.

Today, Keyfactor is the leader in PKI as-a-Service and crypto-agility solutions. Trusted by 500+ enterprises globally, its customers can proactively prevent outages, reduce operational risks and costs, and drive crypto-agility in emerging DevOps, Cloud, and IoT environments.

One of the features of Keyfactor’s Crypto-Agility Platform™ is the Certificate Lifecycle Automation, allowing organizations to discover, manage, and automate every certificate across the entire business, which is critical to prevent certificate-related outages. Especially as the number of keys and certificates multiplies across a business, lack of visibility and manual, error-prone processes represent huge issues for PKI, often forcing security teams to act reactively. Keyfactor’s platform allows organizations to respond proactively by providing teams with the power to protect and automate every machine identity across

How we are different

With over 500 customers, 100+ technology integrations, and a 4.9/5 Gartner peer insights rating, Keyfactor’s Crypto-Agility Platform for digital certificate management stands out for many reasons, including:
-With certificate discovery, enterprises can bring all of their keys and certificates across cloud and on-prem environments into a single inventory. The platform’s single, intuitive dashboard also simplifies tracking and reporting, and allows organizations to monitor issuance, set expiration alerts, set automated notifications to renew certificates before they expire, and view the status of every certificate. Organizations can also group certificates into collections, tag them with custom metadata, and easily search and filter their inventory.
-The platform’s ability to orchestrate every key and certificate helps prevent outages and increases productivity. In fact, organizations can reduce manual work by up to 90% with automated workflows for expiration alerts, renewals, and provisioning., By automating every certificate across the business, the platform also reduces risk by empowering organizations to respond quickly to revoke and replace weak or non-compliant keys and certificates across their infrastructure.
- 87% of IT and security professionals say they’ve experienced at least one significant outage due to expired certification in the past two years. By automating every certificate across the business, the platform reduces the risk for certificate-related outages by empowering organizations to stay ahead of expired digital certificates and respond quickly to revoke and replace weak or non-compliant keys and certificates across their infrastructure.