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VeriSign, Inc.

December 16, 2009 08:00 ET

VeriSign Named 2010 SC Magazine Awards Finalist in Four Categories

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2009) - VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, has been named a finalist in four categories within the Reader Trust Award portion of the 2010 SC Magazine Awards program, which recognizes outstanding achievement in information technology (IT) security.

SC Magazine's Reader Trust Award honors best-in-class security products and services. VeriSign was named a finalist in the following four categories:

-- Best Multi- and Second-factor Solution: VeriSign® Identity Protection (VIP)

-- Best Web Application Security Solution: VeriSign® Extended Validation (EV) Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates

-- Best Security Software Development Solution: VeriSign® Code Signing

-- Best Identity Management Solution: VeriSign® Personal Identity Portal (PIP)

VeriSign's products and services were selected from more than 650 entries submitted in more than 31 technology categories. Winners will be chosen by a panel of readers that represent the circulation of SC Magazine. The Reader Trust Voting Panel includes a cross-section of SC Magazine readership that is comprised of large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets. Voters take into consideration the functionality, manageability, ease-of-use and scalability of the product or service, as well as the customer service and support provided for it.

"VeriSign Code Signing, Personal Identity Portal, VeriSign Identity Protection and VeriSign Extended Validation SSL are among today's most respected security products as chosen by our panel," said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. "Security is a key challenge for IT organizations and businesses worldwide and our readers recognize that companies such as VeriSign are helping them meet their security challenges."

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

"We are pleased to be selected as finalists for four SC Magazine Awards this year," said Tim Callan, vice president of product marketing for VeriSign. "VeriSign remains dedicated to providing protection through the latest security innovations, integrated with that extra layer of trust needed to interact online today."

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. Besides the monthly print magazine and daily website, the brand's portfolio includes the SC Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and the SC World Congress.

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

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