Recently, Symantec announced that DigiCert, the leading provider of enterprise PKI encryption solutions, has acquired Symantec's Website Security and related PKI. In response to changes in browser visibility, Symantec provides an option to re-issue SSL certificates with new infrastructure in this area, working with Digicert. Certificates will work the same way, only the backbone of encryption strings is changing.
This is in response to Google's policy on recognizing certificates.
On July 27, 2017, Google published a plan that takes into consideration the time it takes for Symantec to issue SSL / TLS certificates. Two important dates should be included here:
On August 1, 2017, Mozilla announced that it intends to follow the schedule proposed by Google, and Google reaffirmed the plan on September 11, 2017.
Symantec certified under the different brands (RapidSSL, Geotrust, Thawte) before June 1, 2016 must be replaced by March 15, 2018. For each Symantec-certified Web site, new ones must be installed on the server.
In the near future, we will inform our customers which certificates will be re-issued. If you have questions, you can contact our Customer Service.
Sectigo, formerly known as Comodo CA, is entering the next phase of its transition: it’s replacing Comodo CA roots with USERTrust roots on January 14, 2019. Why it happens and what it will mean to Sectigo customers?
According to previous announcements, a year after the acquisition of Comodo Group by Francisco Partners, on November 1 Comodo CA announced that from now on it is changing its brand to Sectigo [pronounced. sec-tee-go]. The goal of rebranding is consistency in company communication and better dedication to what Comodo is doing now.
The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), which is the center of knowledge about cyber security in Europe, organizes as every year in October the European Cyber Security Month. The campaign is starting in a few days. What is its purpose and how can you participate in it?