DigiCert Acquires Mocana

DigiCert Acquires Mocana

American technology company DigiCert has announced the acquisition of Mocana, a cybersecurity firm based in California.

Mocana was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale. The focus of the company is on embedded system security for industrial control systems and the internet of things (IoT).

DigiCert said the acquisition will allow it to offer an end-to-end IoT platform and provide customers with a way to manage device identity, secure connections, prevent device tampering, and update firmware and settings remotely and securely.

“IoT security has been a challenge for device manufactures and operators,” said DigiCert chief executive officer John Merrill. 

“With the addition of Mocana, DigiCert is building on its vision for delivering digital trust, a growing necessity in the IoT market as smart devices become ubiquitous in every corner of our personal and professional lives.” 

The deal was executed with the backing of Clearlake Capital Group, Crosspoint Capital, and TA Associates. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Mocana's chief technology officer, Srinivas Kumar, said his colleagues are excited to be joining the DigiCert team.

He added: “Together, our solutions uniquely solve the challenges of IoT security, from embedding security protections on-chip or at device manufacturing to on-device secure communications and firmware

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