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Alert ID : INFO2823

Last Modified : 05/03/2018

End of Life Symantec Safe Site


What is happening?
As part of a long-term effort to simplify our product range and ensure our offerings are relevant to the latest security needs, we are discontinuing (End of Life) our Symantec Safe Site product as of March 2016.

Symantec Safe Site (formally the VeriSign Trust Seal) is the stand-alone seal product which allows a user to display the seal without having to purchase an SSL cert.

Note: There will be no impact on the Norton Secured Seal included in our SSL products.


What should I do?
In order to continue displaying the Norton Secured Seal on their website, you will need to purchase one of our SSL products. Any Symantec Safe Site customer who chooses not to upgrade will lose their existing Symantec Safe Site at the end of their current product's current term.


Why is Symantec discontinuing Symantec Safe Site?
We want to simplify our product range, so we plan to eliminate smaller products that essentially have become redundant. Symantec Safe Site has been marked as a product that is not essential in our range and can be discontinued. Symantec SSL offers the same Norton Secured Seal, plus additional features that more comprehensively protect websites and simultaneously project trust.


Does this affect the seal on any other products?
No, the seal for all other products will still be available. No changes will be made.


What will happen if I don't want another product?
Customers will not be able to renew their Symantec Safe Site product once their term is complete, so at that time they will no longer have access to the Norton Secured Seal nor Malware Scanning.

We suggest you upgrade to Symantec SSL to continue reaping the benefits you clearly value from the Norton Secured Seal, in addition to the added website security that comes with an SSL certificate.