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|Founded||United Kingdom (1998 )|
|Headquarters||1255 Broad Street, Clifton, New Jersey, United States|
|Melih Abdulhayoğlu (President and CEO)|
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|Slogan||Creating Trust Online|
Comodo Group, Inc. is a privately held group of companies providing computer software and SSL digital certificates, based in Clifton, New Jersey in the United States. It has offices in the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Romania, China, India, Turkey and Clifton, NJ.
The company was founded in 1998 in the United Kingdom, by Melih Abdulhayoğlu, who remains its CEO. The company relocated to the United States in 2004. Its product line is focused on computer and internet security. The firm operates a Certificate Authority that issues SSL certificates, offers a computer security suite that includes antivirus and firewall protection and offers other web and network protection services.
- Comodo CA Lmtd: Based in Manchester UK, is a digital certificate authority that issues SSL and other digital certificates. According to W3Techs.com, Comodo is the largest digital certificate provider.
- Comodo Security Solutions, Inc: Based in Clifton, NJ, develops and markets security software for commercial and consumer use. This includes web site vulnerability and penetration scannng, corporate and consumer pc security systems and other networks security products. Comodo AntiVirus Labs support all versions of their security systems.
- DNS.com: Based in Louisville Ky, provides managed DNS services.
- Comodo SSL - Comodo was founded as a Certificate Authority selling Comodo SSL and digital certificates. Its primary source of revenue comes from related products to business and enterprises. Related E-Commerce products include PCI Compliance Scanning and Web Site Vulnerability Scanning.
Comodo offers the following security products and tools
- Comodo Internet Security (CIS) is a suite of security products for the desktop, provided free, with additional features available for a fee. Support requires a subscription. It includes a personal firewall, Host-based intrusion detection system and antivirus program.
- Comodo Antivirus- A Free Antivirus products that support all major OS includes Mac (from OS X 10.4), Linux (from Ubuntu 12.04) and Windows (from XP S2, including Windows 10).
- Comodo Mobile Security - A free Android application that protects mobile devices against viruses, worms and scripts. In addition, it also features SMS & Call Blocking, a software & process manager, data and apps backup and data traffic Monitor.
- Comodo Browsers
- Comodo Dragon - A Chromium-based browser and Comodo IceDragon - a Firefox-based browser, both with enhanced privacy and security features.
- Other Comodo Products
- Comodo Endpoint Security Manager (CESM)- CESM is a centralized device management system that includes the ability to distribute PC security software. The software used includes a version of the same firewall, antivirus systems and sandbox containment technology that comprise Comodo Internet Security. 
- Comodo Securebox was released in July 2014 and was jointly developed with Western Union with the intention of solving the problem of an application needing to conduct sensitive activities such as financial transactions from an already compromised system. Securebox containment technology protects the application and its activities even if the computer is infected with malware
- Comodo System Utilities - PC Magazine reviewed the product concluding "it is an effective system-enhancing utility that is as potent, if not more so in certain cases, as paid apps".
- MyDLP - In May 2014, the Comodo Group had acquired MyDLP, an open source data loss prevention system. Comodo has begun marketing the Enterprise version through its Comodo Security Solutions subsidiary.
- SurGate Labs - In 2014 Comodo acquired SurGate Labs, a Turkish Software company that specializes in secure email an messaging systems. SurGate only recently began marketing its products outside of Turkey and Eastern Europe.
- Comodo Korugan - In 2014 Comodo introduced the Korugan line of Unified Threat Management Appliances that provide a bundle of network security solutions such as firewall, gateway antivirus and end security management.
- Comodo Backup - In 2014 Comodo introduced Secured backup for Online Storage.
Comodo is a member of the following industry organizations:
- Certificate Authority Security Council (CASC): In February 2013, Comodo became a founding member of this industry advocacy organization dedicated to addressing industry issues and educating the public on internet security.
- Common Computing Security Standards Forum(CCSF): In 2009 Comodo was a founding member of the CCSF, an industry organization that promotes industry standards that protect end users. Comodo CEO Melih Abdulhayoğlu is considered the founder of the CCSF.
- CA/Browser Forum: In 2005, Comodo was a founding member of a new consortium of Certificate Authorities and web browser vendors dedicated to promoting industry standards and baseline requirements for internet security.
In response to Symantec's comment over the effectiveness of free Antivirus software, on September 18, 2010, the CEO of Comodo Group challenged Symantec to see which products can defend the consumer better against malware. Symantec responded saying that if Comodo is interested they should have their product included in tests by independent reviewers.
On 29 September 2010, Neil J. Rubenking, the lead analyst for security of PC Magazine, published an article on Comodo Antivirus 5.0 that concluded that Comodo Antivirus 5.0 blocked a higher percentage of malware than Norton AntiVirus, but was less effective than the Norton solution when it came to malware removal. Rubenking's review also noted that the Comodo malware blocking gave a number of false positives which he felt tarnished Comodo's results.
Certificate hacking 
On March 15, 2011, Comodo reported that a user account with an affiliate registration authority had been compromised which was used to create a new user account that issued nine certificate signing requests. Nine certificates for seven domains were issued. The attack was traced to IP address 188.8.131.52, which originates in Tehran, Iran. Though the firm initially reported that the breach was the result of a "state-driven attack", it subsequently stated that the origin of the attack may be the "result of an attacker attempting to lay a false trail.". Such issues have been widely reported, and has led to criticism of how certificates are issued and revoked. As of 2015, all of the certificates have been revoked. Microsoft has issued a security advisory and update to address the issue.
In February 2015, Comodo was involved with a man-in-the-middle enabling tool known as PrivDog, which claims to protect users against malicious advertising.
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