Symantec Digital IDs for Secure Email

Protect your digital communications

End of Life Announcement for Symantec Digital IDs for Secure Email

Symantec will be discontinuing the availability of its Digital IDs for Secure Email offering. To ease this transition, we have worked out an arrangement with IdenTrust, another PKI vendor, to make it easier for customers to buy Digital IDs for Secure Email certificates. Customers can purchase these certificates from IdenTrust by following this link.

Symantec EOL schedule is as follows:

August 22, 2016 - End of Sale: Symantec stopped selling the Digital IDs offering. No new certificates will be issued.

August 23, 2017- End of Life & End of Support: All certificates will expire or are revoked. Symantec Digital IDs for Secure Email support and operations will cease.

If customers want to purchase our ENTERPRISE offering (NOT the RETAIL offering), please go to Managed PKI Service product page for more information.

Please refer to this Customer Support page for additional questions.

Digitally Sign and Encrypt Your Email

Compromised email can mean loss of IP and damage to reputation. Symantec Digital IDs allow you to digitally sign and encrypt your digital communications using a certificate, bound to your validated email address. They chain to Symantec Class 1 Primary Certificate Authority, trusted by web browsers and email clients, and comply with Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (S/MIME) standards; working seamlessly with email applications including Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Lotus Notes Mail.

Use Digital IDs to:

  • Digitally sign email: A red ribbon icon on the email indicates it came from a valid email address.
  • Encrypt email: A blue envelope icon on the email indicates it remained private during transmission (only the recipient can securely open it).
  • General signature and encryption: Microsoft Word allows for digital signing of Word documents.

Buy individually or contact your sales representative to buy in bulk.

System Requirements

Symantec Disclaimer Digital ID for Secure Email certificates

Symantec Digital ID Certificates can be enrolled for and installed through Chrome (any version), Mozilla Firefox (2.x+), Internet Explorer (5+), Safari (3.1+) and Netscape (7+). The Certificate can be used on S/MIME compliant email clients such as Outlook, Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird and Apple Mail.