SOURCE: VeriSign, Inc.

December 14, 2007 13:07 ET

VeriSign Named Excellence Award Finalist in 2008 SC Magazine Awards Program

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - December 14, 2007) - VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the leading provider of Internet infrastructure for the networked world, has been named a finalist in SC Magazine Awards program for outstanding achievement in information-technology (IT) security. VeriSign has been named a finalist in the Excellence Award "Best Security Company" category.

IT-security vendor companies nominate their solutions for consideration in SC Magazine's Awards program, and entries are judged by a panel of 18 leading chief security officers from major corporations and large public sector organizations.

"SC Magazine's distinguished panel of award judges have recognized VeriSign's leadership and contributions to the world of IT security," said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. "VeriSign's contributions demonstrate the vibrancy and vitality of the IT security industry. They benefit our readers and, in turn, corporate users of technology."

The annual SC Magazine Awards have recognized key contributors and outstanding products in security for more than a decade. As the industry's preeminent award program, individuals, brands and products shortlisted address not only the challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow.

"VeriSign is pleased to be named a finalist for the 'Best Security Company' category," said Ken Silva, chief technology officer, VeriSign. "Not only do we protect the core DNS infrastructure of the Internet, our security service portfolio addresses a broad range of security concerns, helping corporations protect their customers, brand, Web site, and network. With a great product portfolio, strong revenue growth, and a strong balance sheet, VeriSign is poised to continue to be a leader in securing the world's IP based network interactions."

Winners will be announced at an exclusive awards event to be held in San Francisco on April 8, 2008.

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. The brand's portfolio includes the SC Magazine Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executives Forums.

About VeriSign

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

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