Venafi, Inc. is a privately held cybersecurity company that develops software to secure and protect cryptographic keys and digital certificates. Its enterprise key and certificate management and security products are certificate authority (CA) independent and manage security instruments such as digital certificates and Secure Shell (SSH) and asymmetric encryption keys. Venafi does not sell encryption and it is not a CA. Venafi reports a customer base of public- and private-sector entities, mostly Global 5000 organizations that operate in a variety of industries. Venafi is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has offices in California, the United Kingdom, Finland, and Australia. Russell Thornton and Ben Hodson, both University of Washington graduates, cofounded Venafi’s predecessor company in 1998 after recognizing that a recent consulting project had broader commercial application. The cofounders incorporated the company as IMCentric in Washington State on October 26, 2000.