SOURCE: VeriSign, Inc.

November 30, 2006 15:41 ET

100 Million VeriSign Secured™ Seals Viewed on Cyber Monday

The First of Any Online Trust Mark That Has Reached Such a Significant Milestone

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 30, 2006 -- VeriSign, Inc., (NASDAQ: VRSN), the leading provider of intelligent infrastructure for the networked world, announced today that over 100 million instances of the VeriSign Secured Seal were viewed online by Web site visitors on Cyber Monday, one of the busiest online shopping days of the year. The VeriSign Secured Seal -- including the widely recognized "VeriSign check mark" -- appears on Web pages secured by VeriSign SSL Certificates and is recognized worldwide as a symbol of trust and online security.

"As the most recognized sign of trust on the Internet, VeriSign has continually educated consumers about the VeriSign brand, creating consumer preference for sites that display the VeriSign Secured Seal," said Chris Babel, vice president and general manager, SSL, for VeriSign. "By displaying our seal, online retailers are reassuring consumers that they are conducting business on a safe and secure Web site, which is a must for any company that wants to lower shopping cart abandonment and increase sales."

The VeriSign Secured Seal appears on over 65,000 Web sites in 125 countries and includes leaders in every major online industry such as eBay, PayPal, Best Buy, Staples, OfficeMax, Wal-Mart, Orbitz, Citibank, HSBC, E*TRADE, Schwab, and H&R Block.

About VeriSign

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), operates intelligent infrastructure services that enable and protect billions of interactions every day across the world's voice and data networks. Additional news and information about the company is available at

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