Private equity firm Francisco Partners announced on Oct. 31 that it has acquired the SSL/TLS Certificate Authority (CA) business from security firm Comodo Group. Financial terms of the deal are not being publicly disclosed. COMODO founder and owner Melih Abdulhayoglu retains a minority stake.

"We plan to add more enterprise capabilities on top of the platform that Melih (Abdulhayoglu) has built over the years," Conner said. "Digital certificates are going to be the lifeblood of the internet for a long time and that's what I'm most excited about."

More details: http://www.eweek.com/security/francisco-partners-acquires-comodo-s-certificate-authority-business


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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