Chrome distrust of Symantec
29 September 2017: After a long dispute between Google and Symantec regarding certificate issues, the details for the planned distrust have now been announced.
Certificates from Symantec and its sub-brands Thawte, GeoTrust und RapidSSL are going to lose their trust in the Chrome-browser as follows:
- Starting March/April 2018 SSL certificates issued before 1. June 2016 are going to be distrusted under Chrome (version 66).
- Starting September/October 2018 SSL certificates issued before December 2017 are going to be distrusted under Chrome (Version 70).
GlobalProtec recommends to its customers to replace their older certificates for free during the first quarter of 2018 according to the above schedule. This can be done with a few clicks in the SSL Management Interface or by contacting GlobalProtec.
Symantec’s certificate business was recently sold to Digicert, a certificate provider with excellent reputation. With this, existing customers can continue ordering certificates from the same brands as usual.