Symantec to take over Verisign’s security division

by bold-lichterman

According to the Wall Street Journal, Symantec is taking a keen interest in Verisign’s security division, which brings together strong authentication (private and dedicated to the government), PKI and fraud detection activities and is preparing to acquire it. for $ 1.3 billion.

This acquisition would allow Symantec to complete its encryption business after the acquisition of PGP and GuardianEdge,

Symantec is continuing its development after the acquisition of Veritas in 2005 for more than 13 billion dollars, Altiris in 2007 for more than 1 billion, then MessageLabs in 2008 and finally PGP.