Venafi announced that Sean Wainer has been named country manager. In this new role, Wainer will oversee Venafi’s expanded international operations in South Africa.

“The understanding, and urgency, to solve the problem of unprotected machine identities is growing rapidly in South Africa, as it is in the rest of the world,” said Jeff Hudson, CEO of Venafi. “We’re delighted to have Sean’s extensive experience to help us strengthen our partnerships and build on the momentum we have in this important and expanding market.”

With more than 25 years of experience in sales and new business development, Wainer brings a wealth of leadership knowledge to Venafi. He has an impressive record of accomplishments driving multimillion-dollar businesses, building multichannel organizations and creating diverse business opportunities. He previously held senior positions at Citrix Systems, Check Point Software Technologies, Oracle, Dell and more.

As the inventor of machine identity protection, Venafi secures machine-to-machine connections and communications. Venafi protects machine identity types by orchestrating cryptographic keys and digital certificates for SSL/TLS, IoT, code signing, mobile and SSH. Venafi is the only platform that provides the visibility, intelligence and automation required to deliver comprehensive machine identity protection across complex enterprise networks.

Venafi delivers innovative machine identity protection solutions for the world's most demanding, security-conscious Global 5000 organizations and government agencies, including four of the top five banks in South Africa, the U.S., the U.K., and Australia. In addition, Venafi protects the top five U.S. health insurers; the top five U.S. airlines; the top four credit card issuers; and three out of the top four accounting and consulting firms.