Venafi Names Ben Golub to Board of Directors

Former Docker CEO brings executive leadership and machine identity protection expertise to cybersecurity market leader

SALT LAKE CITY--()--Venafi® the leading provider of machine identity protection, today announced that Ben Golub has been named to its board of directors.

Golub is currently the executive chairman and interim CEO at Storj Labs, a decentralized storage company leveraging blockchain. Previously, he was the CEO of Docker, the world’s leading software company for building, securing and managing applications on a global container platform. He also served as the CEO of both Gluster and Plaxo and held senior leadership positions at Verisign and Avid Technology.

"Ben brings a unique perspective to the challenges of machine identity protection and will offer valuable insights about this rapidly growing marketplace,” said Jeff Hudson, CEO of Venafi. "He is a highly sought-after and respected leader in the world of enterprise and DevOps, and his decision to join our organization will power the extension of our leadership in the cybersecurity market.”

Golub is also a venture advisor at the Mayfield Fund and serves as a board member and advisor to a number of companies, including Minio, Quilt and Streamlio. He received a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Princeton University, an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School.

“Given the rapid growth in distributed and decentralized environments, as well as the proliferation of physical servers, VMs, devices, containers and more, the need for robust solutions around machine identity protection is becoming critical for security,” said Golub. “I am thrilled to be working with Venafi, the industry leader in this field."

In DevOps environments, constant flows of compact machines are created, deployed, and destroyed in moments at machine speed and scale. Fast IT developers use containers to run applications that consist of microservices, ushering in an entirely new definition of machines— each of which requires a unique identity.

Venafi is committed to protecting the machine identities utilized in DevOps environments and more. The Venafi machine identity protection platform protects the top five U.S. health insurers; the top five U.S. airlines; four of the top five banks in the U.S., U.K. and South Africa; and four of the top five U.S. retailers. Golub’s expertise will help Venafi secure the explosion of machine identities driven by the market trends of DevOps and Fast IT.

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About Venafi

Venafi is the cybersecurity market leader in machine identity protection, securing all connections and communications between machines. Venafi protects machine identity types by orchestrating cryptographic keys and digital certificates for SSL/TLS, IoT, mobile and SSH. Venafi provides global visibility of machine identities and the risks associated with them for the extended enterprise —on premises, mobile, virtual, cloud and IoT — at machine speed and scale. Venafi puts this intelligence into action with automated remediation that reduces the security and availability risks connected with weak or compromised machine identities while safeguarding the flow of information to trusted machines and preventing communication with machines that are not trusted.

With over 30 patents, Venafi delivers innovative solutions for the world's most demanding, security-conscious Global 5000 organizations, including the top five U.S. health insurers; the top five U.S. airlines; four of the top five U.S., U.K. and South African banks; and four of the top five U.S. retailers. For more information, visit:


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Former Docker CEO brings executive leadership and machine identity protection expertise to cyber security market leader


Shelley Boose, 408-398-6987