Interesting article about security related to CA’s and private equity. It sounds like this industry is a target for consolidation, or at least a shakeup with the private equity guys getting involved. In addition to this Comodo CA carve out, Symantec is selling off it’s CA business to DigiCert in a ~$1BN deal. The current chairman of the newly formed Comodo CA is also CEO of SonicWall (the dell security hardware spinoff). I wonder what implications this will have for hardware and cert business. Does anyone have experience in this industry? Does certain hardware work better with certain CA’s (Does preferential pricing exist?).