Symantec will be discontinuing the availability of its External Certificate Authority (ECA) offering. To ease this transition, Symantec is phasing out this offering as follows:
August 16, 2016 - End of Sale: Symantec will stop selling the ECA offering. No new ECA certificates will be issued.
August 16, 2016 - End of Renewal: Symantec will stop renewals for all the existing certificates.
August 17, 2017 - End of Life: All certificates will expire or are revoked. Symantec ECA operations will cease.
Symantec has worked out an arrangement with IdenTrust, another ECA vendor, to make it easier for Customers to buy ECA certificates from IdenTrust. Customers can purchase ECA certificates from IdenTrust by following this link
IdenTrust has a comparable Trusted Agent offering. Trusted Agents will need to apply and be verified by IdenTrust at https://www.identrust.com/trustedagent/ .