Symantec and Google have agreed on a plan that requires Symantec to migrate certificate validation to a third party. In exchange, Google would ensure that the Chrome browser continues to trust Symantec certificates validated by this third party. Shortly thereafter, DigiCert announced its plan to acquire Symantec’s Website Security Business by the end of 2017. With this acquisition, Digicert would effectively take over the validation for all of Symantec’s certificate brands by December 1st, 2017, which would satisfy the asks of the browser community.
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