Secure E-mail Certificates is a managed service that lets users encrypt and digitally sign e-mails through a browser. Entrust Inc. is selling one version for enterprises and a no-frills version for personal use.
Two media outlets have reported VeriSign Inc. is looking for a buyer for its authentication unit, and one published report quotes sources stating Symantec Corp. is close to a deal. Neither vendor was willing to comment early Wednesday
Last week, VeriSign Inc. had claimed a vulnerability in Adobe Reader appeared to be the cause of attacks against Google and other companies. But the attack was later revealed to be caused by a hole in Microsoft Corp.