I’m very pleased to announce that as of today Symantec has wholly acquired VeriSign Japan, a long time business partner, solidifying our investment and commitment to growing our business in Japan. This acquisition achieves three key goals that help benefit customers in the local Japanese market:
- We will expand VeriSign Japan’s current SSL offerings by providing full website security solutions, including Website Malware Scan, Vulnerability Assessment and Seal-in-Search functionality.
- VeriSign Japan customers now benefit from the combined resources of the existing local team and Symantec’s global expertise.
- Organizations in Japan are now able to acquire identity and authentication security and website security solutions through a single vendor.
By bringing our two teams together, Symantec will help enable IT to confidently and securely adopt new computing models – from cloud computing to social networking to mobile computing to user-owned devices – that promise tremendous operational efficiencies and freedom of choice for their employees and customers. Employees and partners will also benefit from the additional investment and larger pool of resources and a global team of over 20,000 security experts.
We’re all excited to have the VeriSign Japan team on board. Personally, I am quite happy about the news, as having had the pleasure of working with the folks at VeriSign Japan for over 10 years. Two of the best authentication security teams have joined up to ensure that Symantec continues to provide the highest quality, most secure authentication and SSL solutions in the world.
Visit the Symantec website for more information on the acquisition of VeriSign Japan.