SOURCE: VeriSign, Inc.

October 22, 2007 09:30 ET

VeriSign Wins Streaming Media Award for Top Content Management Platform of 2007

VeriSign® Intelligent Content Delivery Network Recognized as the Top Platform for Helping Multi-Media Users Manage Their Rich Media Content Delivery

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2007) - VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the leading provider of digital infrastructure for the networked world, today announced that the VeriSign® Intelligent Content Delivery Network has been awarded Streaming Media's 2007 Readers' Choice Award for Top Content Management Platform. A total of 92 companies submitted almost 120 products and services or were nominated by customers or others in the industry. More than 3,000 readers of Streaming Media magazine and logged their votes.

"We are honored to receive the award for Top Content Management Platform from Streaming Media's highly knowledgeable readership of industry professionals and streaming media experts who depend on digital media for their business needs," says Jeff Richards, Vice President, Digital Content Services of VeriSign. "We are extremely proud that the VeriSign Intelligent CDN has been recognized as an exceptional product for both managing and delivering rich media content, all within the first year after the original launch of the solution," continued Richards.

The VeriSign Intelligent Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a managed service combining the power of advanced streaming and P2P technology that enables content providers to securely publish, protect, deliver, and track digital video content to consumers. Originally launched in December 2006, the VeriSign Intelligent CDN gives end users on-demand access to high quality video while providing a low cost delivery model for the content provider, providing:

--  a superior end-user experience through DVD/HD quality video delivery
--  content protection using digital rights management (DRM)
--  a highly scalable and low cost delivery model
--  central management and controls supporting legal and legitimate
    publishing activities
--  a fully customizable User Interface (UI) to support brand extension
    and brand equity

VeriSign Intelligent CDN benefits include:

Content Integrity and Security. The VeriSign Intelligent CDN includes copyright protection as well as viewer and content controls which allow only authorized users to receive and view protected content that may not be transferred or copied. The VeriSign Intelligent CDN's integration with leading digital rights management (DRM) solutions such as Microsoft and Adobe allows only authorized content to be delivered through the network and only authorized use to be performed on the content delivered.

Audit and Controls. The VeriSign Intelligent CDN monitors who has viewed the content and for how long. The Intelligent CDN also verifies and confirms content delivery and completed downloads. Its publishing process supports legitimate publishing activities to significantly reduce the possibility of spam.

Delivery. The VeriSign Intelligent CDN offers an efficient download process that is transparent to the consumer and does not impact his or her device's performance. The Intelligent CDN blends bandwidth usage to lower service provider costs and provides efficient grid delivery/P2P delivery putting minimal strain on the existing network.

Customization. The VeriSign Intelligent CDN offers full customization of the UI to fit the context of delivery and the content, and to provide a feature rich experience for the end user. Industry standard XML and Web Services API enables easy standards based integration with consumer media applications and portals.

As part of this year's Streaming Media West show, awards will be presented to the winners at the Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Reception Party at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, at the Grande Ballroom of the St. Clair Hotel in San Jose. The reception will be open to full conference attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and the press, as well as to the winners.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for us to acknowledge not just the winners of these awards but the continued growth and vitality of the streaming media industry," says Streaming Media editor Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen. "The winners exemplify technological and business innovation, as well as outstanding customer service and brand messaging. I think the fact that the winners were chosen by end users makes them all the more meaningful."

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