Symantec Update on SubCA Proposal

Alerts ID:    ALERT2259    Updated:    07/18/2017

Severity

Urgent

Description

Today, Symantec posted an update sharing revised dates with the browser community for implementing a SubCA approach, as suggested by Google and Mozilla. You can find the details here. The dates we have outlined are aggressive and are designed to ensure a smooth transition for our customers given the enormous scope of the project. By making the necessary adjustments based on input from our own internal planning and after discussions with bidders interested in taking on the SubCA work we believe we will achieve an orderly roll out that is as close to the original dates as possible.

Our goal has been and continues to be ensuring business continuity for our CA customers and complying with the browser community, so that we can reach a solution that is in the best interest of all stakeholders. We welcome feedback from the Internet community.