Machines Have Identities Too!

Consider this – every network has 2 types of users: humans and machines. While human users identify themselves using things like usernames and passwords, machines use things like keys and certificates to request access and verify themselves. Companies spend billions of dollars protecting the identities of human users, but little to none on protecting machine identities. Cyber criminals are all too aware of this and often exploit these gaps to gain access to private networks and their resources and are even able to cover up audit trails by using encryption tools and techniques. Knowing where your machine identities are installed, and which machine is using them should be a vital part of the security scaffolding that protects your network from cyber crime.

Humans generally self manage their access credentials, and machines famously don’t. As too many DevSecOps teams are aware, not managing security artifacts centrally leads to the spread of unmanaged assets (such as certificates) and increases the risk of downtime when these unknown certificates expire. This in turn also creates friction between development, operations and security teams.

Through an integration with Venafi, ShuttleOps now makes it possible for you to automate your machine identity issuance and renewal, all from the comfort and familiarity of your deployment pipeline! The integration allows you to extend machine identity access to applications using the ShuttleOps no-code, drag-and-drop approach to application deployment. Venafi is the cybersecurity market leader in machine identity management, securing all connections and communications between machines.

ShuttleOps integrates with the Venafi Trust Protection Platform for self-hosted implementations and Venafi’s DevOpsACCELERATE product for public cloud implementations.

Here’s how it works. ShuttleOps lets you:

  1. Link an existing Venafi account to your ShuttleOps profile. The Venafi card supports Connection Sharing, making it quick and easy to enable teams to build in certificate issuance into their pipelines
  2. Request new certificates and bind certificates to applications
  3. Set thresholds for monitoring certificate renewal expiry as well as automatically trigger renewal requests based on user-defined presets

Discover how ShuttleOps can help your DevSecOps teams automate your machine identities and make the most of your Venafi account.

Better yet, come and try it out for yourself today!

Learn more about these and other Venafi offerings here:

Venafi Trust Protection Platform

Venafi Cloud DevOpsACCELERATE

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