Comodo has Become a Leading Cyber Security Company in Turkey

The Vice President of Comodo- EMEA Region- Mr. Erdem Eriş Clarified the structure of Comodo, cyber security solutions, Turkey activities and much more for Defence Turkey Magazine.

Issue 71 - November 2016

The Comodo organization is a global innovator and developer of cyber security solutions, founded on the belief that every single digital transaction deserves and requires a unique layer of trust and security. With U.S. headquarters in New Jersey and global resources in Turkey, UK, China, India, Philippines, Ukraine, and Romania, Comodo provides businesses and consumers worldwide with security services, including SSL Certificate, PCI scanning, desktop security, and remote PC support. 

Comodo secures online transactions for thousands of businesses, with more than 85 million desktop security software installations, including an award-winning firewall and antivirus software. 

The rapid acceptance and deployment of the Internet has transformed how they build and share information today. Financial transactions, healthcare records, personal information, and government data all pass instantly through technology systems at record pace. Internet technologies have revolutionized the way people communicate, governments manage, businesses operate and society functions. But with innovation always comes risk. Security is always the last layer to be added in any transformational idea, and malware and cyber attacks now threaten the economic and societal progress that these technology tools provide. They have created an environment of vulnerability and exposure, where individuals and corporations can’t feel they trust the experience of being online, of collaborating across geographies, of exchanging information safely.

 From the individual to the corporation, everyone has the right to a trustworthy and secure environment and it is the job of Comodo to provide the technology solutions that secure and preserve that experience.  Building on its deep history in SSL certificates, antivirus and endpoint security leadership, and true containment technology, individuals and enterprises rely on Comodo’s proven solutions to authenticate, validate and secure their most critical information. With data protection covering endpoint, network and mobile security, plus identity and access management, Comodo’s proprietary technologies help solve the malware and cyber-attack challenges of today.

Comodo has redefined the way security products deal with zero-day attacks by implementing threat and application containerization throughout their range. Untrusted processes and applications are automatically isolated in a secure, virtual environment so they cannot harm client endpoints or networks. This gives untrusted (but harmless) applications the freedom to operate whilst untrusted (and potentially malicious) applications are prevented from damaging PC or data.  They have two sections for their solutions; - bad in good and - good in bad.

Bad in good – solutions designed to prevent, discover, contain and threats in corporate environments. 

Comodo Endpoint Security – 360 protections for Windows based desktop and laptop computers. Features automatic containerization of untrusted files, powerful antivirus, award winning firewall, website filtering, real-time file ratings and host intrusion prevention.

Comodo Endpoint Security Manager – Deploy, manage and monitor Comodo Endpoint Security on corporate networks.

Good in bad – solutions designed to protect customer-specific applications against internal and external threats

Comodo SecureBox inverts the traditional ‘Protect the host’ approach by assuming the host is vulnerable and protecting the application itself. Once setup is complete, client applications run inside an exclusive, security hardened container on the host computer which cannot be modified by any other processes or threats which are running locally. Comodo’s Secure Box containerization technology was named the Gold Winner in the “Intrusion Detection, Prevention” category in InfoSecurity’s 2015 Global Excellence awards.

Comodo, established by Mr. Melih Abdulhayoğlu, has a lot of confidence and is of great importance to the Turkish market. The Comodo R&D Center in Ankara opened in 2013. They made a$ 6-7 million USD initial investment when entering the market. Comodo started the operations with an R&D center and followed with a sales organization the following year. Comodo is not in the Turkish market for sales only, but also to invest and produce from Turkey. Korugan, cyber security hardware was produced at the end of 18 months as a result of the hard work of Turkish engineers. They also formed Cyber Security Lab, CYDES together with METU.  They plan to increase awareness by organizing educational content and improve university and private sector cooperation. In order to be successful and to produce, they believe that an ecosystem of private sector, academy and government is essential.  In the past three years Comodo has become a leading cyber security company with over 200 people working in Turkey offices.

Comodo is a true g-local company; with 10 offices and R&D centers all over the world, they are a global producer, yet with our local presence in Turkey they also understand the needs of the local market.  They make innovations in technology and in business model. The two-way information and knowledge transfer is a must for the defense industry.  Comodo is collaborating with defense sector for joint projects.