SOURCE: VeriSign, Inc.

VeriSign, Inc.

December 18, 2009 08:00 ET

VeriSign Identity Protection Access for Mobile Wins 2009 Mobile Star Awards™

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - December 18, 2009) - VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, today announced that its VeriSign® Identity Protection (VIP) Access for Mobile received the "Superstar" award in both the "Consumer Application" and "Enterprise Software" product categories in the eighth annual Mobile Star Awards™ program, hosted by mobile technology news portal The Mobile Star Awards are voted by the readers of and nearly 2,000 people voted for this year's winners.

VIP Access for Mobile is a free mobile application that transforms more than 350 different mobile devices into VIP authentication credentials. VIP Access for Mobile is an integral component of the VIP Authentication Service, which provides cloud-based two-factor authentication. Two-factor Authentication is a system where two unique forms of identity are used for the user login process. It works by requiring each user to provide not just a username and password but also a unique one-time six-digit security code generated by the user's VIP authentication credential. The VIP Authentication Service offers an additional layer of protection to any number of employees, partners or customers -- anyone who needs highly secure remote access to an organization's network.

"We are very pleased to again have VIP Access for Mobile recognized as one of the leading two-factor authentication services leveraging millions of mobile handsets available," said Kerry Loftus, vice president of User Authentication at VeriSign. "Since its launch, VIP Access for Mobile has received a tremendous response by consumers and enterprises, and it is very satisfying to see this type of continued support and validation from the end-user community."

As in past years, the Mobile Star Awards program showcases "best of" entries in dozens of categories including mobile apps, enterprise mobile software, wireless network products, enterprise success stories, mobile industry visionaries, and more.

Winners were chosen by subscribers of MobileVillage's "Go Mobile™" -- a free e-newsletter that delivers headlines and links from top mobile technology stories on popular Web sites such as CNET, Engadget, Gizmodo, PC Magazine, Computerworld, AppScout, and others. "Go Mobile" was launched nearly ten years ago and is now published every three weeks for thousands of readers.

For more information about the annual Mobile Star Awards, visit All categories and winners are listed on at

The Mobile Star Awards adds to what has been an exciting year for the VIP Authentication Service. In addition to this latest honor, VIP Access for Mobile has won several global industry awards including the Network World Asia 2009 Readers' Choice Award for Best Identity Management Suite, the Information Security Magazine and 2009 Readers' Choice Gold Award, the eWeek Product to Watch for 2009, and the 2009 Network Products Guide Award in the Best in Multi- and Second-Factor Authentication category. VeriSign was also recently named as a finalist for the 2010 SC Magazine Awards in the categories of: Best Identity Management Solution, Best Multi and Second-Factor Solution, Best Security Software Development Solution and Best Web Application Security Solution.

About VeriSign

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, VeriSign helps companies and consumers all over the world engage in communications and commerce with confidence. Additional news and information about the company is available at

About MobileVillage / PDA Inc.

Founded in 1993, MobileVillage is a market and solution development company dedicated to advancing mobile and wireless technology in a wide range of industries. MobileVillage accomplishes this by fostering education and alliances through "Best of Breed" solution identification, event partnerships, an online industry directory, industry job postings, daily online news, its widely respected Go Mobile™ newsletter, a Mobile Mentors™ program, and popular annual Mobile Star Awards™ program. Visit MobileVillage online at

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