Symantec sells its problem SSL unit to DigiCert for $1B

Symantec has found a way to make a dispute with Google over the validity of its TLS and SSL certificates go away — and get paid almost US$1 billion in the process. Browser developers including Google had raised questions about way Symantec issued SSL certificates, and have threatened to stop recognizing them, a move that could hurt Symantec’s customers and worry visitors to the websites using the affected certificates.

Source: Symantec sells its problem SSL unit to DigiCert for $1B