SOURCE: VeriSign, Inc.

November 27, 2007 09:00 ET

VeriSign and BSI Management Systems Join to Help Organizations Achieve ISO 27002 Compliance

VeriSign's Global Security Consulting Practice Now Can Provide Assessment Services Leading to Compliance With ISO Standard for IT Security

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - Organizations aiming to achieve IT security compliance using the ISO 27002 International Standards Organization (ISO) controls for information security can now get there with help from VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the leading provider of digital infrastructure for the networked world.

Through a new and exclusive alliance with BSI Management Systems, the world's leading international standards, testing, registration and certification organization, the VeriSign® Global Security Consulting Services group can help prepare organizations to acquire an official ISO 27002 Certificate of Compliance, which is granted by BSI.

The ISO 27002 Certificate of Compliance allows an organization to demonstrate to customers and partners that it meets and maintains a high standard of information security. By engaging VeriSign's ISO 27002 assessment service, enterprises can successfully complete the compliance procedures necessary to be awarded the certificate of compliance by BSI. VeriSign's Global Security Consulting Services group can also help these organizations implement best practices that conform to the ISO standard.

These services are exclusive to clients that use the unique branded offerings provided by VeriSign's Global Security Consulting Services. VeriSign earned the exclusive role after passing BSI's arduous evaluation process, which scrutinized how VeriSign's consulting practice applies its detailed methodologies and expertise to assess enterprise security processes and policies.

"Companies and institutions face mounting pressure to demonstrate that they are doing all they can to secure information within their enterprise, and ISO 27002 Certificate of Compliance is unquestionably a powerful way to show that commitment," said Gary Pearsons, president of BSI Management Systems America Inc. "Because of VeriSign's disciplined methodologies and extensive security experience, we are excited to service VeriSign's Global Security Consulting Services and their clients through this important alliance."

"Though many organizations base their IT security efforts on the ISO 27002 standard, they lack the independent analysis that validates their compliance, and that can enhance confidence among customers and partners," said Todd Waskelis, vice president, Global Security Consulting, VeriSign, Inc. "With this new exclusive alliance, these organizations can turn to VeriSign for the assessment necessary to earn the official ISO 27002 Certificate of Compliance from BSI. We look forward to working with BSI as we provide this vital service to enterprises around the globe."

The VeriSign Global Consulting Services organization enables companies to scope, define, and implement digital infrastructure solutions that help drive new revenue streams quickly and improve customer loyalty. With expertise in media and entertainment, wireless and mobility, telecommunications, supply chain, and security, VeriSign's consulting services offer an unmatched combination of vision, technology, and intelligence -- combined with an unparalleled ability to execute.

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