SOURCE: VeriSign, Inc.

June 08, 2007 11:00 ET

InfoWorld Names VeriSign's Aristotle Balogh One of Industry's 25 Top CTOs for 2007

VeriSign Executive Lauded for Innovations That Help Keep World's Digital Infrastructure Up and Running

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - June 8, 2007) - VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the leading provider of digital infrastructure for the networked world, today announced that Aristotle Balogh, the company's Chief Technology Officer and head of Global Product Development, is one of InfoWorld magazine's Top 25 CTOs for 2007.

Each year, InfoWorld honors IT executives who have shown leadership both inside and outside their companies. Nominations are reviewed and winners selected by the InfoWorld executive editorial team.

"This year's CTO 25 award winners are true visionaries who believe that leading-edge technology equals leading-edge business," said Steve Fox, InfoWorld editor in chief. "Their constant invention and reinvention of strategic tools, coupled with an eagle eye for business opportunity, provide a blueprint for IT success."

As a member of VeriSign's global leadership team, Balogh leads all areas of product development and technology deployment, driving an overall product strategy based on innovative solutions to large-scale infrastructure problems for the Internet and telecommunications networks. Balogh directs VeriSign's external production services, networks and security, along with all internal VeriSign technology.

During his tenure at VeriSign, Balogh has been responsible for delivering VeriSign production services including the Domain Name System (DNS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates. Balogh has managed VeriSign's global IP networks, security and infrastructure engineering; development and operations of all internal VeriSign technology; and global facilities and physical security. He oversaw development of VeriSign's various registry and DNS services, and he guided the technology and operations strategy through the explosive growth of Internet and DNS usage, leading the development of the ATLAS (Advanced Transaction Look-up and Signaling System) platform that provides VeriSign's highly reliable and scalable directory services, such as DNS, LNP, OCSP and others.

Balogh's influence reaches every corner of the networked world. Today, VeriSign is the authoritative directory provider of all .com, .net, .cc, and .tv domain names. The company processes an average of more than 30 billion DNS queries per day, operates the largest independent SS7 network in the world, monitors more than 1.5 billion security events daily and secures more than 800,000 Web servers worldwide.

About VeriSign

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) operates digital 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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