Comodo Security Solutions, Inc announces the appointment of Ken Levine as its new Chief Executive Officer and Dave Karp, Chief Strategy Officer, to its senior management team to fast-track the company’s continued growth.
In 2018 Comodo recognized the importance of endpoint protection as a means to address the onslaught of new attacks. The company developed an array of products that work together to prevent attacks from propagating throughout a network. What’s more, the company also created the means to orchestrate them from a cloud-hosted, unified management console. The technology suite delivers full security lifecycle capability, including detection, prevention, and managed services allowing a seamless layer of security across endpoints, servers, and the cloud.
Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP) is a formidable collection of multiple security technologies wrapped in an easy-to-deploy and managed package. AEP unifies zero-day prevention with an integrated endpoint management console and its cloud-based malware analysis platform, Valkyrie, to create a security platform applicable to enterprises of any size.
“I’m delighted to welcome the newest members of our leadership team,” says Melih Abdulhayoglu, Chairman and Founder of Comodo Security Solutions, Inc. “Over the past 20 years, Comodo has built a plethora of solutions across the cybersecurity technology stack for both consumers and mid-market businesses. In 2018, we embarked on a journey to prevent the execution of unknown files. We launched our Advanced Endpoint Protection product, followed closely by a host of complementary security technologies and our managed detection and response offering. Now is the time to focus on our customer acquisition expansion, and with the combined talent of our new management team members, I am confident we will have a strong growth trajectory.”
Ken Levine joins Comodo as a fifteen-year cybersecurity industry veteran and brings a wealth of knowledge to Comodo. Ken was CEO of then start-up NitroSecurity, a SIEM platform, before a successful acquisition by McAfee in 2011. After two years at McAfee, Ken became CEO of Digital Guardian. Under his leadership, the organization tripled in size, entered adjacent markets, and became a leader in the DLP and EDR markets. Most recently, Ken was the Chief Executive Officer for microsegmentation company, ShieldX, newly acquired by Fortinet. Ken is the founder of Brookline Venture Partners and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
“With Comodo, we quickly saw the opportunity to offer enterprise-scale solutions, consumable and affordable to the mid-market and SMB,” says Ken Levine. “Our unique advanced endpoint protection ensures no unknown file can cause harm. Which uniquely positions us to help in the ongoing battle against ransomware, while our world-class Security Operations Center helps augment information technology teams via our Managed Detection and Response service”.
Joining the leadership team with Ken is Dave Karp. Dave joins as Chief Strategy Officer responsible for developing, sustaining, and leading strategic initiatives and managing the CEO’s strategic planning process. Dave has over 20 years of experience in information security and has excelled in diverse roles within sales, product management, marketing, consulting, and managed services. This is Dave’s third endeavor with Ken. He is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, and a United States Marine Corps veteran.
Comodo is poised to continue disrupting and revolutionizing the security industry. “We are excited to begin the next phase of Comodo, with emphasis on the customer experience and leaning into product-led growth,” says Dave Karp. “We are committed to leading the way with a combination of freemium products, such as our Open EDR, Valkyrie threat intelligence, and free access to our endpoint for the consumer. All of this balanced by cloud-delivered security offerings that provide the best technology, managed delivery and at affordable prices – which has been lacking in the security industry”.