Tags: SSL

e-Residents exceed Estonia birthrate

Statistics released by the Republic of Estonia show the number of e-Resident applications now exceeds the yearly number of births in the country. According to official data, the total number of 2017 births to November was 10,269. By comparison there were 11,096 e-Residency applications for the same period. Kaspar Korjus, Programme Lead, e-Residency said: “With over…

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…

Comodo and Key-Systems deliver new security offering

Digital certificate and security vendor Comodo has signed a strategic partnership with German domain hosting company Key-Systems  GmbH. The deal will see Key-Systems offering Comodo SSL/TLS certificates to its domain and hosting customers. With over 4 million customers of whom around 2.5% are retail/corporate entities this is a big deal for Comodo. Michael Fowler, Comodo…

Fresh WordPress sites like catnip to hackers

Security vendor Wordfence has reported that hackers are zeroing in on fresh WordPress sites within 30 minutes of their being set up. The details came in a blog from Mark Maunder, CEO, Wordfence on the company site. Maunder references a presentation at Black Hat 2017 which recently took place in Las Vegas. Security researcher Hanno Böck demonstrated…

Symantec sells off digital certificate business

After more than a year of problems in its digital certificate business, Symantec has finally found a buyer. The company has announced that DigiCert will acquire its Website Security and related PKI solutions. The sale will net Symantec $950 million plus a 30% equity in DigiCert’s common stock. As DigiCert is a privately held company…

Comodo targets Symantec certificate business

Comodo has announced an upgrade programme for Symantec, Thawte and GeoTrust certificates. This programme is designed to take advantage of the problems facing Symantec’s certificate business. Over the last three years it has suffered a number of problems at the division with staff issuing improper certificates. Back in 2015 it even fired a number of…

Quick detection of invalid SSL certificates

Gigamon has released an update to its Metadata Engine that speeds up the detection of invalid SSL certificates. Cybercriminals are using fake and fraudulent SSL certificates to impersonate a range of companies. These certificates are deployed on fake websites which are used to install malware on users computers or steal personal data. Detecting fake SSL…

Dell SonicWALL helps BAC hit overdrive

Dell SonicWALL has signed a deal with one of the UK’s high-performance sports car manufacturers Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) who make the iconic Mono sports car. The deal sees BAC deploy SonicWALL appliances to protect access to its network and prevent the loss of Intellectual Property. Like many small organisations who grow quickly BAC realised that…

Does Blue Coat have a blue ocean?

Blue Coat has announced an expansion to its ETM (Encrypted Traffic Management) partnership program with the addition of seven new companies to its ecosystem. eSentire, Gigamon, LogRhythm, ManagedMethods, Symantec, TopSpin Security and Trend Micro join the founding partners and integrate their products with the Blue Coat SSL Visibility Appliance. We spoke to Robert Arandjelovic, Director of…