Deprecating TLS 1.0 & 1.1

There are currently three versions of the TLS protocol in use today: TLS 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2. TLS 1.0 was released in 1999, making it a nearly two-decade-old protocol. It has been known to be vulnerable to attacks—such as BEAST and POODLE—for years, in addition to supporting weak cryptography, which doesn’t keep modern-day connections sufficiently […]

Replace Your Symantec-Issued Certificates Ahead of Chrome 66 Beta (March 15)

Free replacement certificates are available—visit your existing Symantec, Thawte, GeoTrust, and RapidSSL portals. With the Google Chrome 66 beta release scheduled for March 15th—to be followed by the Chrome 66 stable version on April 17th of this year—we’re continuing to communicate with you, our customers, through multiple channels about how to replace affected Symantec-issued certificates […]

Chrome Will Label All HTTP Pages as “Not Secure” in Just a Few Months

In just a few months, the most widely used web browser will label every single HTTP page as “Not Secure.” Google set a major precedent last week when they announced that starting in Chrome version 68, due out in July 2018, every HTTP web page would receive a negative indicator. You may already be familiar […]

3-Year Certificates to Be Eliminated in Industry-Wide Change

Last year, Certificate Authorities and web browser vendors voted to get rid of three-year SSL certificates in the CA/B Forum, an industry body which sets standards for publicly trusted SSL certificates. That change will now take effect on March 1, 2018. After that date, the new maximum validity period for publicly trusted SSL certificates will […]

DigiCert Certificates Will Be Publicly Logged Starting Feb. 1

Starting February 1, 2018 DigiCert will submit all newly issued and publicly trusted SSL certificates to Certificate Transparency (CT) logs by default. In the interest of improving our customer’s security and encouraging adoption, we are making this change ahead of Google’s industry-wide requirement that goes into effect in April 2018. CT logging has only been required […]

DigiCert Now Validating & Issuing SSL/TLS Certificates for Symantec Customers

Symantec-issued certificates do not need to be reissued now, during the busy holiday season, but will need to be reissued starting in 2018. DigiCert has met the December 1 deadline of integrating with Symantec systems, and all validation and issuance of TLS certificates is being handled by DigiCert’s backend. Initial results appear generally positive, with […]

What to Expect with the New DigiCert: Welcoming Symantec Customers, Partners, & Employees

After much anticipation, I’m happy to share the news that we completed our acquisition of Symantec’s Website Security and related PKI solutions, becoming the premier provider of SSL/TLS and PKI solutions. We enthusiastically welcome our new Symantec customers, partners, and employees. Now that the deal is complete, our two organizations can start working to build […]

DigiCert to Acquire Symantec’s Website Security Business

Today, we are excited to announce our agreement to acquire Symantec’s Website Security business. The deal is expected to close before the end of the year, pending formal reviews. We will continue to operate from our Lehi, Utah headquarters with support from Symantec’s Mountain View and other global offices. With this deal, we are bringing […]

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