Verisign® Security Business

Aquired By Symantec®

Symantec® has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VeriSign’s security business, which includes the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate Services, the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Services, the VeriSign® Trust Services and the VeriSign® Identity Protection (VIP) Authentication Service.

The combination of VeriSign’s security products, services and recognition as the most trusted brand online and Symantec’s leading security solutions and widespread distribution will enable Symantec® to deliver on its vision of a world where people have simple and secure access to their information from anywhere.

“With the combined products and reach from Symantec® and VeriSign®, we are poised to drive adoption of identity security as the means to provide simple and secure access to anything from anywhere, to prevent identity fraud and to make online experiences more user-friendly and hassle-free.” (Enrique Salem, President and Chief Executive Officer, Symantec)

With this acquisition, we extend our strategy to create the most trusted brand for protecting information and identities online. The VeriSign® check mark is the most recognized symbol of trust online with more than 175 million impressions every day on more than 90,000 websites in 160 countries.

Symantec’s security solutions and the company’s Norton-branded suites protect more than one billion systems and users around the world. By bringing these security assets together, Symantec® will become the leading source of trust online.

Following the close of the transaction, Symantec® plans to incorporate the VeriSign® check mark into a new logo to convey that it is safe to communicate, transact commerce and exchange information online.