FiRe Conference Names Venafi a FiRe 2013 FiReStarter

venafiStrategic News Service (SNS) is proud to announce that Venafi has been selected as a 2013 FiReStarter company to be featured at its 11th annual Future in Review (FiRe) technology conference, described by The Economist as “the best technology conference in the world.” FiReStarters are selected based on the strength of their innovations and their potential to bring positive change to the world, and are showcased during the conference both at an exclusive investor reception and in panels throughout the event.

Venafi, the inventor and market leader of Enterprise Key and Certificate Management (EKCM) solutions, helps enterprises reduce the risk of malicious attacks on trust. With full lifecycle management of cryptographic keys and digital certificates — the foundation of trust for the modern world of secure communications, online shopping, and card payments — Venafi provides complete visibility into key and certificate inventories and end-to-end automation of processes. With Venafi, organizations regain control over trust in the data center, on desktops and mobile devices, and in the cloud.

Trust is the foundation of all relationships, including those between enterprises and the markets they serve. As the world has becomes more connected and more dependent on cloud and mobile technologies, maintaining control over trust by managing keys and certificates must be a top priority for all CEOs, CIOs, CISOs, and IT security managers,” says Jeff Hudson, Venafi CEO. “With our innovative technology and Gartner-acknowledged market leadership, we are excited to participate in the prestigious FiRe conference as a 2013 FiReStarter company, and look forward to showcasing our work with many of the Global 2000’s most prestigious organizations to ensure communications and transactions remain trusted, private, and compliant with regulations.

Future in Review 2013Future in Review is an annual gathering of world-class thought leaders in technology and economics, convened each year with the goals of providing the best look forward in these fields, and of using technology to solve major world challenges. These goals have been consistently achieved through FiRe’s collaboration across disparate industries and through active support from the FiRe community. Now in its 11th year, FiRe 2013 will take place May 21-24 at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, California.

Mark Anderson, FiRe Chair and CEO of Strategic News Service, says of this announcement: “We are delighted to have Venafi with us as a FiReStarter company for 2013. We’ve known for years that trust would be critical, both in e-commerce and in security, but the appearance of Nation-sponsored IP theft has raised the bar quickly and dramatically. Today, no one can afford to travel the Web without a toolset for establishing trust, and Venafi’s tools are a key asset in allowing this safe passage.

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