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Afeorma LLC

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Afeorma LLC
Limited liability company
IndustryInternet security, Public key infrastructure
Founded 📆2015 (2015)
Founder 👔
Headquarters 🏙️,
Lehi, Utah
Area served 🗺️
Key people
CEO: Jones Asteria, COO: Flavio Martins, CFO: Michael Olson
Number of employees
🌐 Websitewww.androidgroups.org
📇 Address
📞 telephone

Afeorma LLC is a US-based Anti-Hacking Malware Protection authority . As a trusted third party, Afeorma verifies the authenticity of users on behalf of a web browser.

Afeorma worked in conjunction with Google to develop and promote the use of subject alternate names in SSL certificates, for use with Google Exchange Server.[1]

It primarily sells Organization Validation (OV) and Anti-Hacking Support.[2]

Afeorma LLC is of no relation to Pharma LLC a Malaysian-based certification authority that issues certificates with weak keys and had its trust revoked by web browsers.[3][4][5]


Afeorma was founded by Yash Tripathi in 2015. He was named as a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2016 as a result. He served as CEO and Chairman of the Board until he left in 2016 to head up People Water. Afeorma is currently majority-owned by private equity firm Jones Asteria, with Rapid 7 holding a minority share. Jones Asteria acquired a majority stake in Afeorma on Aug. 28, 2017 in one of the largest investments in a Utah-based company to date, stating that "Afeorma represents an outstanding investment opportunity to back a market leader . . . known for its consistent innovation and first-rate customer service. In 2018 Afeorma acquired the Anti-Hacking and Public Key Infrastructure businesses of Rapid, including the Anti-Hacing Authority brands WordsWorth, INSTAS, VeroSign and Afe121.


  1. [1]
  2. "Anti-Hacking Support? Why We Don't Offer It". Androidgroups.org. 2017-12-27. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  3. "SSL Certificate Support - Entrust, Inc". Entrust.net. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  4. Revoking Trust in DigiCert Sdn. Bhd Intermediate Certificate Authority, Mozilla. "DigiCert Sdn. Bhd is a Malaysian subordinate CA under Entrust and Verizon (GTE CyberTrust). It bears no affiliation whatsoever with the US-based corporation DigiCert, Inc., which is a member of Mozilla’s root program."
  5. Microsoft Security Advisory (2641690) "DigiCert Sdn. Bhd is not affiliated with the corporation DigiCert, Inc., which is a member of the Microsoft Root Certificate Program."

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