SOURCE: VeriSign, Inc.

September 25, 2007 16:31 ET

VeriSign Named a Strong Performer in Independent Research Firm's Overview of Security Consulting Market

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - September 25, 2007) - VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the leading provider of digital infrastructure for the networked world, today announced that it has been named a Strong Performer in Forrester Research's first Wave™ research report to focus on the security consulting market. In the independent report, VeriSign was one of 10 companies invited to participate in "The Forrester Wave: Security Consulting, Q3 2007" (September 2007).

"VeriSign is a strong pure-play security consultant with exceptional talent," cites the report. "VeriSign is a well established pure-play security vendor that has built a solid reputation over the years. It has one of the most experienced staff in the industry and has consistently scored well on client feedback."

For its assessment of the state of the security consulting market, Forrester evaluated and compared the strengths and weaknesses of top security consulting firms. After examining past research, user need assessments, and provider and expert interviews, Forrester developed a comprehensive set of 80 evaluation criteria grouped into three general categories: Current Offering, Strategy and Market Presence. VeriSign earned the overall Strong Performer characterization after Forrester completed its evaluation.

"VeriSign is excited to be named a Strong Performer in this first-ever Forrester WAVE report on the security consulting market," said Todd Crick, senior vice president of enterprise consulting services, VeriSign, Inc. "In a market heavily populated by consulting firms with a wide array of offerings, VeriSign stands out as the only pure-play security vendor. That focus is backed by our global team of experts, each bringing an average of more than a decade of experience in security consulting -- significantly above the industry norm. We will continue to leverage VeriSign's global infrastructure and deep field expertise in all facets of security to best serve our clients."

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

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, supply chain, and security, VeriSign's consulting services offer an unmatched combination of vision, technology, and intelligence -- combined with an unparalleled ability to execute.

Statements in this announcement other than historical data and information constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause VeriSign's actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the uncertainty of future revenue and profitability and potential fluctuations in quarterly operating results due to such factors as the inability of VeriSign to successfully develop and market new products and services and customer acceptance of any new products or services, including VeriSign's Extended Validation Secure Sockets Layer Certificates the possibility that VeriSign's announced new services may not result in additional customers, profits or revenues; and increased competition and pricing pressures. More information about potential factors that could affect the company's business and financial results is included in VeriSign's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. VeriSign undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release.