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Distinguished Leader in Digital Certificates Joins Comodo as Advisor to Drive SSL Business

CLIFTON, N.J.– Jan. 18, 2017 — Distinguished leader in digital certificates Neal Creighton has joined Comodo, a global innovator and developer of cybersecurity solutions and the worldwide leader in digital certificates, the company announced today. He will serve as a key advisor, providing insight into the digital certificate industry, engaging with industry leaders and sharing his knowledge of the cybersecurity space.

Creighton has more than a decade of experience in the cybersecurity industry. As the previous co–founder, president and CEO at GeoTrust, another leading certificate authority, he led a $24 million financing round and sold GeoTrust to Versign for $125 million. Creighton has also spearheaded ventures, including GeoTrust spin–off ChosenSecurity, acquired by PGP, Corp. (now Symantec), and AffirmTrust LLC, acquired by Trend Micro. He is currently president and CEO of CounterTack, where he has raised more than $72 million to support the company’s rapidly growing endpoint security and threat platform.

Comodo has already achieved massive success in the certificate space, currently owning more than 50 percent of SSL certificate market share worldwide and securing more than 38 million fully qualified domains. Solidifying its expertise in the industry, in 2005, Comodo founded the Certificate Authority/Browser (CA/B) Forum, a consortium of CAs and internet browser providers that develop guidelines that govern the issuance and management of digital certificates. The company is bringing Creighton on to build on this ever-increasing momentum.

“We are fortunate to have such an outstanding industry guru join our team. This underscores Comodo’s commitment to digital certificates and the customers we serve,” said Melih Abdulhayo─člu, CEO, Comodo. “Welcoming Neal as an advisor will expand on our experience as the no. 1 worldwide provider of SSL certificates and help drive our certificate division’s success forward at an even more rapid rate. The fact that Neal comes from GeoTrust shows that competitors can join together for the greater good–creating the safest possible internet environment for all global users. We look forward to hearing his ideas and incorporating his vast digital certificate knowledge into Comodo’s plans to create even more trust online.”

“It’s exciting to be joining the Comodo team,” said Creighton. “Digital certificates are a critical component to the endpoint security landscape, and Comodo offers the industry’s most powerful and effective set of solutions. I am eager to help the company continue its industry momentum in building innovative solutions and online trust.”

Comodo is joining the ranks of highly reputable organizations in Creighton’s cybersecurity advisory portfolio. He serves on advisory boards for OneID and the Army Cyber Institute and serves as chairman of Robly and chairman of Shield Capital Partners’ technology advisory board. He is a go–to expert for speaking engagements at well–known industry events, such as RSA, Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit and America’s Growth Capital.

Creighton is a graduate of the USMA at West Point and holds a JD and an MBA from Northwestern University. He is currently based in Boston.

For more information on Comodo’s certificate business and enterprise cybersecurity offerings, visit enterprise.comodo.com.

About Comodo

The Comodo organization is a global innovator of cybersecurity solutions, protecting critical information across the digital landscape. Building on its unique position as the world's largest certificate authority, Comodo authenticates, validates and secures networks and infrastructures from individuals to mid-sized companies to the world's largest enterprises. Comodo provides complete end-to-end security solutions across the boundary, internal network and endpoint with innovative technologies solving the most advanced malware threats, both known and unknown. With global headquarters in Clifton, New Jersey and branch offices in Silicon Valley, Comodo has international offices in China, India, the Philippines, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit comodo.com.

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