Fortanix Self-Defending KMS

The joint Fortanix and Venafi solution provides a single-pane-of-glass for managing, automating, and protecting certificates and their private keys. It combines Venafi's machine identity management with Fortanix HSM’s capabilities to store the private keys in FIPS 140-2 Level 3 hardware.
Business Outcomes
  • Facilitate compliance with data security regulations

  • Scale horizontally and geographically as demand for managing machine identities increases

Integration Features
  • FIPS 140-2 Level 3 security of all cryptographic assets protected by Fortanix HSM

  • Fully automated machine identity management

Solution Overview

Venafi and Fortanix have combined the benefits of machine identity management with key protection in Fortanix Self-Defending KMS/HSM. The partnership between Venafi and Fortanix helps enterprises overcome the challenges brought by managing private keys in a complex infrastructure. For enhanced security and compliance, private keys must be encrypted before they are stored in an enterprise’s infrastructure. Our combined solution gives the enterprise multiple options that cater to the specific needs of that infrastructure. Venafi acts as the automation and orchestration engine for the lifecycle management certificates, and Fortanix Self-defending KMS ensures the security of the private keys associated with those certificates in the cloud, on-premises or as a hybrid solution.