Q&A: Symantec CEO On DigiCert Deal And Partner Growth With Platform Security


Talk about the divestiture of your website security and PKI business to DigiCert.

I think we are very proud of our history in website security. We have a great technology there and a great set of customers and a great brand. Partnering with DigiCert and Thoma Bravo and the acquisition of that technology by DigiCert was something that both allows the focus that that technology needs – it is not a part of our Integrated Cyber Defense platform. The focus it needs can absolutely be delivered by the combination of the Symantec team and global infrastructure and DigiCert. It answers a lot of the questions that the browsers had, from Google and Mozilla. It really moves the needle forward.

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