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Symantec to acquire VeriSign's SSL and related businesses

Created: 19 May 2010 • Updated: 18 Dec 2012 • 5 comments
Tim Callan's picture
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In case you haven't been paying attention, today VeriSign and Symantec each announced that Symantec will acquire VeriSign's Authentication business, including SSL, PKI, and VIP. Here is VeriSign's press release. Here is Symantec's.

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Rob Mangiafico's picture

Good luck with the transition. I hope Symantec thinks about the impact of altering the great branding VeriSign has done over the past 15 years.

The VeriSign name and logo is synonymous with safety and security. Many large websites choose VeriSign for this very reason. Rock the boat too much, and they will look at the alternatives out there...

Hopefully things go well, and the process is smooth and works for the customers of VeriSign that chose them over less costly solutions for that brand name recognition.

Only time will tell I guess.

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Allen Kelly's picture

Thanks for the kind words, Rob. We worked hard on that, and it's gratifying to see others noticing as well. I'm optimistic that the folks at Symantec will be eager to see their investment of more than a billion dollars pay off and therefore that we'll be able to continue our services in the same trustworthy manner that we've aspired to so far.

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troy kitch's picture

Hey buddy, did you see google's new ssl search? I was surprised to see you hadn't blogged on it yet.
https://www.google.com/

Maybe this is old news and I'm now just seeing it.
I hope you're doing well.
Troy

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troy kitch's picture

So, I did hear a while ago. It's interesting to see that it includes the SSL group though. What does this mean for you and the team? Wait and see?

I just saw Google's new ssl search? I was surprised to see you hadn't blogged on it yet.
https://www.google.com/

Maybe this is old news and I'm now just seeing it.
I hope you're doing well.
Troy

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Allen Kelly's picture

Thanks, Troy. For everyone else's information, Troy sent me this comment before I had posted my entry on Google offering SSL in its search.

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