Conjur Named a “Cool Vendor” in DevOps by Gartner


May 11, 2017 | DevOps | Ranjeet Vidwans

Newton, MA – May 9th, 2017 – Conjur, a leading enterprise secrets management provider for the modern era of clouds, containers, and DevOps, today announced that it has been designated as a “Cool Vendor” based on the May 2017 “Cool Vendors in DevOps, 2017” report published by leading analyst firm Gartner, Inc. The report states that “This year’s Cool Vendors recognize that the scope of DevOps tools must evolve and innovate. In many enterprises, growth in DevOps adoption is frenetic, fueled by rising business demands for speed and agility.”

This frenetic growth frequently leaves security as an afterthought. An earlier Gartner report entitled “Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017: Adaptive Security Architecture” (March 2017) highlights the importance of security in DevOps. The report states that “a Gartner survey in mid-2016 found that 50% of enterprises would be using DevOps by the end of 2016.” It continues, “However, we estimate that fewer than 20% of enterprise security architects have engaged to systematically incorporate information security into their organizations’ DevOps initiatives. Fewer still have achieved the high degrees of security automation required to qualify as DevSecOps.”

Conjur’s platform addresses this specific gap and helps customers move to a true DevSecOps delivery model. This is driven by Conjur’s unique blend of enterprise-grade capabilities and its ability to provide total automation for security and secrets workflows, resulting in the delivery of “security as code.”

“The market annually looks forward to the listing of Cool Vendors, and we are honored to be selected for what we believe is a rarefied distinction”, said Elizabeth Lawler, founder and CEO of Conjur. “At Conjur we have always had passion and belief that we are solving an important and difficult problem in an elegant manner. We feel this is a tremendous external validation about our market, our approach, and our firm from Gartner, a globally trusted name in the market.”

The report is available to Gartner clients for download at

About Conjur

Conjur delivers an enterprise secrets management platform that enables organizations to balance their goal of adopting cloud computing with their need to ensure security. Conjur automates machine identity provisioning, authorization of privileged access, service account control, and machine-to-machine connectivity in a way that meets the needs of all DevSecOps stakeholders. Conjur is headquartered in Newton, Mass., and is backed by Amplify Partners, Avalon Partners, and Koa Labs. For more information, please visit or follow @conjurinc on Twitter.

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