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Layered security and rise of “Social Authentication” and “Social Protection”

From providing certificates that put the trusted padlock on websites to patented technologies that lets internet users verify legitimate web content from faked content, Comodo empowers businesses and consumers to authenticate each other and protect their digital identities. Comodo provides a growing range of Identity and Trust Assurance encryption, verification and authentication services and security applications for business users, as well as for consumers. Comdo's solutions work across all platforms, including Linux. In addition, Comodo offers the only free online website identity assurance database (idAuthority) - maintained by a worldwide dedicated team of engineers at Comodo's Digital Trust Lab. Users can research any online business through Comodo. Comodo's range of solutions gives businesses the ability to create online trust through proprietary technology that help e-businesses convert more customers, retain more customers and increase lifetime value.

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Melih Abdulhayoglu
Position: Chief Executive Officer
Education:  BS, Electrical Engineering, Bradford University, 1991 University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Family: Married, two boys 6 and 3
Montclair, NJ

Melih Abdulhayoglu

In the following interview, Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO of Comodo discusses 1:1 with Network Products Guide, Editor-n-chief of Network Products Guide, layered security and rise of “Social Authentication” and “Social Protection”.

Network Products Guide, Editor-n-Chief - Network Products Guide: What are the key threats today and how do Comodo’s portfolio of solutions help enhance security?

Melih Abdulhayoglu, Chief Executive Officer - Comodo:
Today, billions of dollars spent building a computing infrastructure for us humans to utilize! However this very powerful asset could be turned against us if not protected. Using a holistic approach Comodo not only secures the endpoints for consumers for free, but also enables authentication of online content so that a trusted transaction could take place on the internet.

Network Products Guide:
What are the latest products and services provided by Comodo? How are Comodo solutions different from others?

Melih Abdulhayoglu:
Layered security is a good best practice to follow. Prevention, Detection, Cure. But today we only follow “Detection” as our first line of defense when protecting our computing platform (eg: AVs). Comodo changes the model by introducing “Prevention” as the first line of defense.

Network Products Guide: With economic uncertainties worldwide should enterprises be more concerned about security issues? How do you see the security products and services evolving 2-3 years from today?

Melih Abdulhayoglu:
Most definitely. Fraud loves chaos! You don’t know who that email is from (is this email from your new bank?). We will see the rise of “Social Authentication” and “Social Protection”!

All About Comodo

Head Office Address: 525 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07310
Founded in: 1998
CEO: Melih Abdulhayoglu
Public or Private: Private
Investors: Yes
Number of Employees: 450
Products: Computer security products including digital certificates and endpoint security products for enterprises and individuals
Company’s Goals: To create a Trusted Internet, where every digital interaction, every online interaction will include a new layer of security and trust enabled by an entire infrastructure designed to help us create mutual and real time trust
Recent Awards Won: Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2008 Award in the Information Technology Software Category for New Jersey

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