DigiCert’s acquisition of Symantec’s security business is good news for customers

Last week DigiCert announced it had closed on the billion-dollar acquisition of Symantec’s security business previously announced in August of this year. The deal adds to DigiCert’s capable team some of the industry’s best talent and resources in the area of SSL/TLS certificates and related PKI solutions. As the world becomes more cloud and IoT-centric, these are security technologies that companies need to pay more attention to.

Prior to the close, I had a chance to talk to Flavio Martins, executive vice president of validation and support at DigiCert, about what customers should expect from the company as it rolls in the Symantec assets. This should be of particular interest to Symantec customers that may be concerned that innovation may slow down or their current products will be retired. Martins assured me that this would not be the case. The plan is to provide a smooth transition with faster innovation, which will benefit DigiCert’s current customers but also the Symantec customers that are transitioning over.

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