Security Vendor Venafi Interviews Dave Found

David Found
Vice President, Software

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Indellient‘s VP of Product Development, David Found, was recently interviewed by Bridget Hildebrand, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Venafi. They discussed how Indellient is providing solutions for clients who struggle with integrating DevOps vendors, in order to achieve full end-to-end application automation.

End-to-End Application Automation with DevOps

Bridget: As part of the Development Fund, which machine identity protection challenge are you aiming to solve?

David: There is friction within Global 5000 organizations among Application Development, Operations, and Security teams that Indellient can uniquely solve. The friction rises from the fact that each team owns a portion of the full application lifecycle, but they are not able to leverage the best-in-breed tools that their respective teams have evaluated because it may require effort from the other teams.

Indellient aims to reduce this friction with ShuttleOps and other powerful tools from industry leaders, such as Chef and HashiCorp, to build and automate application delivery across data centres and clouds. ShuttleOps provides a consistent, easy, fast, scalable way to automate provisioning, perform configuration management, and application lifecycle orchestration. With the integration of Venafi, deliver machine identities, while enabling complete process management, compliance auditing, and robust security controls.

Bridget: How is Indellient going to solve this challenge?

David: With support from the Development Fund, Indellient will enable Venafi customers to:

  1. Use a Venafi-Chef Habitat Helper package to easily integrate Venafi with existing Chef Habitat ready applications in a standard way.
  2. Use a Venafi-Chef Infra Helper cookbook to easily integrate Venafi with existing Chef Infra environments in a standard way.
  3. Facilitate Venafi integration using ShuttleOps, leveraging its flexible pipeline editor to establish seamless connections between customer applications and the Venafi service.

Consistent Certificate Process Management across the Chef Ecosystem

Bridget: Describe the new world for customers that the Chef Habitat, Chef Infra and ShuttleOps integrations with Venafi will make possible.

David: These integrations are a great step forward in getting Application Development, Operations, and Security teams onto the same page. We are breaking down barriers between these teams by developing solutions to meet each of these teams where they are—using Chef Infra, Chef Habitat, or ShuttleOps—to achieve full end-to-end application automation solutions. And we are very excited that our work together gives Venafi significant support for the Chef ecosystem used throughout the Global 5000.

About Venafi

Venafi established the machine identity protection market, and our solutions protect the largest, most sensitive networks in the world. Leaders in the Global 5000 rely on Venafi to secure the cryptographic keys and digital certificates on which every business and government depends to deliver safe machine-to-machine connections and communications.

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