Venafi Inc has announced that the a patent has been issued for the company's digital certificate lifecycle management system.


The patented technology is the basis for Venafi Systems Management for Encryption, which enables organisations to deploy, manage and control encryption technologies across their diverse operating systems and infrastructure environments--from the desktop to the datacenter.


Venafi applied for the patent in 2004 after recognizing that most organizations implementing encryption fail to adequately manage the certificates and keys required for encryption, which can result in costly system failures, data loss, security lapses, and failed compliance with industry regulations. 


Trell Rohovit, president & CEO, Venafi, said: “This pivotal functionality is at the heart of what we do, and is an important requirement for Venafi customers, who use our technology to manage complex encryption environments.”