Announcement of Retirement and
New Partnership with PKI Solutions

Dear Valued Clients and Partners,


I am writing to share an important personal update with you all. After many rewarding years dedicated to serving your Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) needs, I have decided to retire on August 31, 2024. This decision marks a significant milestone in my career and life, one that I approach with deep gratitude for the trust and confidence you have placed in my services over the years.


As I prepare for this transition, it is crucial to me that you continue to receive the highest level of support and expertise in PKI. With this in mind, I am thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with PKI Solutions. Having been a respected competitor, I have always admired PKI Solutions for their expertise, professionalism, and commitment to service excellence. Led by Mark B Cooper, their team is exceptionally well-equipped to support your ongoing and future PKI and digital certificate needs.


PKI Solutions has a proven track record of delivering top-tier PKI consulting services, including its innovative PKI Spotlight real-time monitoring and alerting system. I am confident in their ability to provide you with the same high standards of service and support you have come to expect.


I want to express my heartfelt thanks to all of my past and current customers and partners for your positive impact on my career. It brings me great peace of mind to leave you in the capable hands of PKI Solutions, knowing they will continue to uphold the values and quality I have strived for.


Thank you once again for being such an invaluable part of my journey. I look forward to seeing all that you will accomplish with the support of PKI Solutions.


Warmest regards,

Brian Komar
Komar Consulting

About PKI Solutions

Mark B. Cooper is a former Microsoft Senior Engineer and subject matter expert for Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS). Known as “The PKI Guy” at Microsoft for ten years, he traveled around the world supporting PKI environments for Microsoft’s largest customers. He focused on supporting security solutions for Fortune 500 companies and acted as their Trusted Advisor in all things PKI. He is a Microsoft MCT, a charter member of the Microsoft Certified Master – Directory Services program, Microsoft Security MVP, and has held the MCSE accreditation for over 20 years. Upon leaving Microsoft, Mark founded PKI Solutions, which provides PKI Spotlight, Digital Certificate, and PKI consulting, support, and training services.

Many of the online services we enjoy today are made possible through public key infrastructure (PKI). A well-designed PKI combines roles, policies, software, and hardware elements to enable secure electronic transfer of information—far more securely than what’s possible with simple password authentication.

Designing and deploying a PKI is a complex process. Ensuring the security and processes to protect your information and identities requires careful consideration of the system's underlying cryptography and operational processes. That’s where we come in.

We offer PKI Spotlight, a revolutionary new cybersecurity monitoring software that gives organizations confidence in their identity and encryption systems. Our professional services include PKI Consulting Services, PKI Assessments, and PKI Training to help keep your organization secure at all times.

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