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Symantec: a quarter-billion security certificates

August 2, 2011 • Security

Symantec Corp has issued more than a quarter-billion certificates verifying user and device identity.

Symantec Corp has issued more than a quarter-billion security certificates (image source: file photo)

The certificates are a critical foundation for protecting sensitive customer data, including IT, mobile and cloud security solutions.

“Hitting a quarter-billion user and device certificates is a huge milestone that reflects the success we’ve had enabling large commercial and government organisations to improve their security through certificate-based PKI,” Adam Geller, Symantec user authentication Senior Director.

Symantec Managed PKI Service will only accelerate the adoption of cloud-based certificate solutions to power the next generation of security applications and the organisations that will increasingly rely on them,” says Geller.

Certificates enable the strong authentication, email encryption and digital signature applications essential to secure sensitive data against increasingly frequent, targeted and severe cyber attacks.

Managing certificates through Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is critically important, especially on the high number of mobile and cloud-based applications and devices worldwide. The global explosion of mobile and cloud deployments – as well as the emergence of nontraditional PKI applications like securing smart grids – are among many reasons that certificate-based PKI is more important than ever.

Existing Symantec PKI customers with a valid maintenance contract are entitled to perform a simple upgrade to Symantec Managed PKI Service at no additional cost.

Staff Writer

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