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2008 Best Security Company of the Year

Panel of information security experts bestows award at annual gala

San Francisco, CA, April 9, 2008 – Yesterday, VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, was recognised by the 2008 SC Magazine Excellence Award as the Best Security Company of the Year. The announcement, recognising VeriSign’s outstanding achievement in information-technology (IT) security, was made at the exclusive SC Magazine Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the annual RSA Conference.

“We are honored to be recognised by SC Magazine with this prestigious award,” said Bill Roper, chief executive officer, VeriSign.  “At VeriSign, we have a renewed focus on providing services that leverage our core strengths – scale and trust – to provide a secure Internet experience for businesses and consumers alike.”

VeriSign and other 2008 SC Magazine Excellence Award winners were marked for distinction by a panel of 17 leading chief security officers from major corporations and large public sector organisations. The awards highlight and showcase the best solutions, services and professionals while recognising achievement and technical excellence in the information security industry. With more than 600 entries submitted in thirty categories, the 2008 SC Magazine Awards proved to be the most competitive in the programme’s eleven-year history.

“VeriSign represents one of the industry’s leading lights,” said SC Magazine Editor Illena Armstrong. “Moving into 2008, our judges recognise that companies such as VeriSign are helping them meet evolving security challenges.”

More information and a detailed list of categories and winners can be found at www.scmagazineus.com/awards.

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.  The brand’s portfolio includes the SC Magazine Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executives Forums.

About VeriSign, Inc. 
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 www.VeriSign.co.uk.

VeriSign Media Relations: Stefani Carver scarver@verisign.com +1 650-426-5028 
VeriSign Analyst Relations: Katie Hammler khammler@verisign.com +1 703-948-4367 
VeriSign Investor Relations: Nancy Fazioli nfazioli@verisign.com +1 650-426-5146 

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; potential fluctuations in quarterly operating results due to such factors as the risk that VeriSign's announcements may not result in additional products, services, 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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