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 too 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 are able to 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 Cloud Encryption Key Manager, which allows organizations to centrally manage keys and policies in a secure and highly interoperable way across the entire organization and its IoT devices. This feature provides enterprises with the ability to manage and control encryption keys in multi-cloud environments; generate, deploy, and manage keys used for data encryption; obtain centralized control of all asymmetric and symmetric keys in multi-cloud environments; and control and audit every step.

How we are different

With over 900 customers, 100+ technology integrations, and a 4.9/5 Gartner peer insights rating, Keyfactor’s Crypto-Agility Platform™ for encryption management stands out for many reasons, including:

- Its database encryption capabilities allows businesses to manage keys and encrypt data at rest and data in transit through a comprehensive Key Management System (KMS).

-The platform’s secrets and key management enables businesses to administer the entire encryption key lifecycle by implementing policies to control access and key management privileges. By leveraging strong user and object policy management, businesses can audit when, where, and how encryption keys have been utilized.

- Keyfactor offers full Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) support for creating and managing cryptographic keys, such as importing/exporting keys or data into the platform for managing security objects, encrypting/decrypting data, signing and verifying data, as well as role-based controls on access, operations, and specific keys. The platform also allows organizations to store any key in the cloud with BYOK (bring your own key).