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VeriSign, Inc.

February 22, 2010 09:05 ET

VeriSign's Armando Dacal Recognized as a Channel Chief by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine

Dacal Recognized for Creating, Promoting and Executing Effective Channel Partner Programs and Strategies

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - February 22, 2010) - VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure for the networked world, today announced that Armando Dacal, director of global channels, has been named a 2010 Channel Chief by Everything Channel's CRN magazine. CRN recognizes its Channel Chiefs as influential executives who consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.

Last year, Dacal initiated a redesign of VeriSign's SSL partner program, initially launched in 1999. He architected a redesign of the business model to address partners' needs better and allow partners to invest more on driving sales while spending less on holding inventory. The restructure was the result of VeriSign's dedication to providing partners with tailored programs that best fit their business objectives.

For the eighth consecutive year Everything Channel's editorial community chose its Channel Chiefs based on criteria including policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their companies generate through partners, the Chiefs' willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the channel, and the number of years they have dedicated to channel activities.

"I am honored to be recognized by CRN for creating and executing world-class channel partner programs and strategies," said Armando Dacal, director of global channels at VeriSign. "This accolade exemplifies VeriSign's ongoing commitment to creating effective programs that provide full-circle pre- and post-sales support, demand generation support, and market-leading solutions that enable partners to grow their businesses."

"Being named a Channel Chief is one of the most prestigious honors in the IT industry. This year's Channel Chiefs offers tremendous insight into the who's who of the Channel," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "Top channel executives consistently ensure that the Channel's voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships. We applaud the 2010 Channel Chiefs for their successful partner programs and strategies."

Concluded Dacal, "It's a matter of trust. Trust is not just what security solutions deliver, but it's the foundation of our relationship with our partners."

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