Benafi has launched its new “Stop Unauthorized Code Solution,” designed to address the growing complexities inherent in software development security, specifically targeting attacks on unauthorized code and the software supply chain.
Benafi’s Stop Unauthorized Code Solution
Venafi’s new Stop Unauthorized Code solution aims to shrink the attack surface for organizations, prevent potential malware and cyber attacks, and improve application control, thereby reducing security breaches.
The solution integrates Venafi’s CodeSign Protect product with the CodeGuard Service to provide a comprehensive approach to minimizing security breaches. It ensures tight control over code execution by verifying the authenticity of code sources and enforcing strict execution policies. This is vital to protect against malware attacks, zero-day exploits and similar threats.
Venafi’s Stop Unauthorized Code Solution includes secure code signing processes, dynamic certificate-based application control, and strict certificate verification to allow only authentic and unaltered software to run. It also includes policy controls to block unauthorized software and offers ongoing custom support and guidance for customization.
The new solution is timely and critical as software supply chain attacks are increasingly common and difficult to protect against. Venafi’s integrated approach offers a comprehensive strategy to mitigate these risks in different operational environments.
This is critical at a time when the cost of software supply chain attacks is expected to skyrocket. Venafi’s ability to streamline this process, minimizing the burden on security teams is a game changer, offering flexibility and enhancing compliance and security.
Benafy is experiencing a period of rapid innovation. The new Stop Unauthorized Code solution is just the latest example. It’s also the first release under new CEO Patrick Dennis, who they joined the company earlier this year.
I spoke with Dennis shortly after he took on the new role and he expressed enthusiasm for Benafi’s nuanced approach. This approach focuses on protecting machines, not just users, as many competing solutions do. He said, “There are two halves to the identity problem: the user and the machine; we focus on the machine.”
Dennis believes there is a lot of room for growth for the company. He told me that competitors limit themselves with narrow approaches, such as only protecting users’ identities. “Endpoint is just one market,” he told me, saying Benafi is more broadly focused. If it runs code, it’s a machine’ and that’s what Benafy protects.
The CEO of Benafi may be right. The private company recently show up that it grew its SaaS business by an impressive 164% year over year. This growth is driven by Venafi’s focus on providing advanced SaaS solutions for machine identity security, which is critical in today’s digital infrastructure.
Key partnerships with major software and cloud providers have also expanded Venafi’s reach, evident in partnerships with HashiCorp Cloud Platform Vault and VMware Tanzu Service Mesh. These partnerships strengthen Venafi’s market presence and establish it as a vital player in the cybersecurity space.
As organizations increasingly recognize the paramount importance of machine identity management, Venafi’s suite of solutions demonstrates the company’s dedication to advancing cybersecurity and safeguarding the integrity of software supply chains worldwide. The company’s rapid growth shows that Venafi’s approach clearly appeals to customers. I look forward to seeing what comes next under the new leadership of Patrick Dennis.