As Sr. Director Infrastructure Operations, Symantec Authentication Services (including SSL, PKI, VIP, FDS), my team is responsible for operating and maintaining the infrastructure, which makes up the Authentication Services business. This is the same role I had while at VeriSign at the time when Symantec acquired the Authentication Services business in 2010.
In light of the recent announcement from VeriSign, Inc. that their corporate network was breached, people are wondering how we can be so certain in our public statements that the authentication networks were not compromised by the breach since the Authentication Services business was a part of VeriSign in 2010.
First, let me underscore that Symantec did not acquire VeriSign, Inc. Symantec and VeriSign, Inc. are separate entities. Symantec acquired assets from VeriSign that include the Trust Services (SSL) and User Authentication (PKI, VIP, FDS) businesses.
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