Apparently, between being asked to behave responsibly by Google and the Certificate Transparency project, and LetsEncrypt eating into the profit margins in the Cert market in general, Symantec are reconsidering their presence in the CA market completely.
Cybersecurity firm Symantec Corp is considering selling its website certification business, in a deal that could fetch more than $1 billion and extricate it from a feud with Alphabet Inc’s Google, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
We remember that Symantec have proven themselves to be unable to run a CA properly earlier. The Reuters article also nicely reminds us which other toxic snake oil assets are still part of Symantec (i.e. Blue Coat) and which are possibly recovering after having been sold off (i.e. Veritas).