What’s Next for Melih?

Melih took on the giants of the PKI certificate business and bested them, by creating the world’s leading certificate authority. Now that he has “sent his kid to college,” as he wittily describes the recent sale of a majority stake in Comodo CA Ltd. to tech-focused private equity firm Francisco Partners, many people wrote to us asking, “What will Melih do next?” No one imagines that Melih will kick back, sit on a beach and enjoy himself. Anyone who knows his history understands he will continue to innovate and disrupt in pursuit of his lifelong ambition to create trust online. The only question is how? So here is a tiny peek into what Melih will be pursuing next.

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Francisco Partners Acquires Comodo CA business

Comodo Group has announced that the Comodo Certificate Authority (Comodo CA) business has been acquired by Francisco Partners. The news came on the same day that DigiCert announced the completion of its acquisition of Symantec’s CA assets. Both deals happening on the same day caused some surprise around the security markets. The Symantec deal was expected after its problems over the last year with this business. What wasn’t expected was Comodo also divesting itself of its CA assets. Comodo CA is the market leader by some distance.

World's No. 1 Certificate Authority Comodo Announces Upgrade Program for Symantec, Thawte and GeoTrust Certificates

CLIFTON, N.J., July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Comodo, a global innovator and developer of cybersecurity solutions and the world's No. 1 certificate authority, today announced a competitive upgrade program exclusively for owners of Symantec, Thawte and GeoTrust digital certificates seeking greater relations and longer life for their extended validation (EV) certificates. Under the program, Comodo and its partners will provide an equivalent certificate that includes one year free for all existing Symantec, Thawte and GeoTrust certificates.

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