Venafi, Inc. is a privately held Cybersecurity company that develops software to secure and protect cryptographic keys and digital certificates. Venafi is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. Businesses and governments rely on cryptographic keys and digital certificates to ensure that communications and transactions are private, trusted and regulatory compliant. Many certification authorities such as Comodo Group, DigiCert, Entrust, GeoTrust, GlobalSign, Thawte, and VeriSign sell SSL certificates to secure websites, applications & devices. Venafi offers software that can discover certificates & manage the renewal process among multiple CAs.
VMware, Inc. is a US software company that provides cloud and virtualization software and services, VMware's desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, while its enterprise software hypervisors for servers, VMware ESX and VMware ESXi, are bare-metal hypervisors that run directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system. In 1998, VMware was founded by Diane Greene, Mendel Rosenblum, Scott Devine, Edward Wang and Edouard Bugnion. Greene and Rosenblum, who are married, first met while at the University of California, Berkeley.