Machine Identities: The Next Step for IAM

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Michael Thelander, Director of Product Marketing @ Venafi

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People rely on user names and passwords to identify themselves to machines so they can get access to networks and data. Machines also need to identify themselves to each other, but they don’t use user names and passwords. Instead, they use machine identities. We all know that the number of machines on networks is growing exponentially because the digital transformation that is happening is completely dependent on machines, not people. We spend over eight billion dollars protecting human identities (IAM), but almost nothing protecting machine identities. Bad guys know this. They now devote more time and resources to stealing machine identities.

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There are two actors on a network: people and machines. People rely on usernames and passwords to identify themselves and gain access to machines, applications and devices. Machines use digital keys and certificates to authenticate for secure machine-to-machine communication. While organizations spend billions of dollars each year on identity and access management and protecting usernames and passwords, very little is spent on protecting machine identities, which is essential to securing critical systems and data. The Venafi Platform delivers the machine identity intelligence and automation necessary to automatically safeguard the flow of information to trusted machines and prevent communication with untrusted ones—all at machine speed and scale. Venafi protects the largest, most sensitive networks in the world, and our more than 280 customers include 4 of the Top 5 US Banks, 4 of the Top 5 UK Banks, 5 of the Top 5 US Health Insurers and 4 of the Top 5 US Retailers. Venafi solutions help organizations: - Prevent breaches - Eliminate outages - Orchestrate PKI - Protect SSH access - Pass compliance audits - Automate DevOps Visit