SOURCE: VeriSign, Inc.

May 13, 2008 09:00 ET

VeriSign Receives Network Products Guide 2008 Product Innovation Award

VeriSign® Identity Protection Authentication Service Named Winner in the Consumer Application or Service Category

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) announced today that Network Products Guide, a Silicon Valley Communications publication and a world leading publication on technologies and solutions, has named the VeriSign® Identity Protection (VIP) Authentication Service a winner of the 2008 Product Innovation Award. This annually venerated award recognizes and honors vendors from all over the world with innovative and ground-breaking products that are bringing essential and incremental changes and are setting the bar higher for others in all areas of information technology.

The VIP Authentication Service is a two-factor authentication solution fully hosted by VeriSign that enables a wide choice of credentials including standalone tokens, credit card sized devices and mobile phones. The VIP Authentication Service is deployed on the VIP Network, which means consumers can use a single security credential to authenticate themselves across any VIP-enabled Web site. By leveraging a shared authentication network, VIP makes it simpler and more cost-effective for companies with extensive online presence to implement stronger authentication. For organizations, membership in the VIP Network helps distribute the costs of strong authentication. To read more about this product innovation, please visit

"The goal of any product innovation must always remain a positive change, making or improving solutions better than before," says Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Network Products Guide. "Innovative products such as VIP are bringing improvements in consumer authentication and identity protection online."

"Network Products Guide's recognition of the VIP Authentication Service further validates our services as excellence-in-class and ahead of the curve," said Fran Rosch, vice president of Identity and Authentication Services at VeriSign. "Product innovation is key to our continued commitment to meeting our customer needs and providing them with solutions that are ground-breaking."

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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

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 the VeriSign Identity Protection Authentication Service, 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, 2007 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.

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