Today, Google put forward a revised proposal regarding our CA business, which we are currently reviewing. Google’s proposal follows collaborative and constructive community discussions. Our goal has been to reach a solution that minimizes disruption for our customers and is in the best interests of the entire Internet community.
While there remain details to be considered, we believe Google has put forth a new proposal that limits business disruption for customers as compared to prior proposals. Notably, Google’s revised proposal would not require Symantec to move to shorter-term validity certificates beyond what was approved by the CA/B forum in Ballot 193 for all CAs and Symantec’s Extended Validation certificates would remain intact. Given the potential impact of any changes that might be implemented, we are carefully reviewing this proposal and will respond shortly with feedback for the community’s consideration.
We thank our customers and the community for their patience and participation in this important discussion.
Executive Vice President & GM, Symantec Website Security