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Shop for Mom With Confidence This Year by Turning to Sites That Turn Your Browser Green

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (Marketwire) - This year, as millions of consumers head online to shop for Mother's Day, they'll be able to find a great gift for Mom while protecting themselves from identity theft. That's because thousands of Internet retailers and other businesses have deployed advanced security solutions from VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world.

FragranceX.com, FromYouFlowers.com, PinkRibbonStore.com and other merchants have turned to VeriSign for enhanced protection that enables millions of Internet users to see a green address bar when using high security Web browsers -- an immediately recognizable signal that shoppers have reached a Web site whose authenticity has been verified by VeriSign.

By adding VeriSign® Extended Validation (EV) Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates to their Web sites, online businesses are relying on an effective safeguard against phishing scams that lure unsuspecting consumers to sites designed to appear almost identical to genuine Web pages. Identity thieves use these fraudulent pages to capture credit card numbers, passwords and other valuable personal information.

When a Web site uses an EV SSL Certificate to identify itself, browsers including Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) and the latest beta version of Firefox 3 display easily understood visual cues to provide tangible assurance of a site's authenticity. In addition to the address bar turning green, a lock icon appears next to the address and a new field displays to the right of the URL in the browser. This field contains the name of the organization that owns the site as well as the security provider that issued the certificate, such as VeriSign.

"When guests shop on our site -- for Mother's Day or any other occasion -- the last thing they need is to worry about identity theft," said Michael Chapin, president at FromYouFlowers.com. "As a company devoted to providing the best, most satisfying customer experience in the industry, FromYouFlowers.com will do everything we can to reassure guests that when they provide information on our site, it's going to us and no one else. VeriSign EV SSL Certificates help us provide that reassurance -- immediately, visibly and with a brand known the world over for security and reliability."

"When shopping for a great deal on fragrances, our customers trust us for our quality products, service and security," said Ron Yakuel, president of FraganceX.com. "VeriSign EV SSL assures our customers that their information is safe and secure when shopping at FragranceX.com."

"Retailers the world over spend years establishing trust with consumers, but that trust can be jeopardized in an instant," said Tim Callan, vice president of SSL product marketing at VeriSign. "That's why FragranceX.com, FromYouFlowers.com, PinkRibbonStore.com and a growing list of other retailers have deployed VeriSign EV SSL Certificates. EV SSL protection provides consumers with visual confirmation that they have reached an authentic Web site. In an online environment that seems to present a new threat every day, that kind of reassurance is invaluable -- both to consumers and to retailers themselves."

As the most respected and trusted SSL authority on the Web, VeriSign is the EV SSL Certificate provider of choice for more than 3,000 Internet domains, representing greater than 75 percent of the entire EV SSL Certificate market worldwide, according to Netcraft. In fact, more than 93 percent of the Fortune 500 -- and the world's 40 largest banks -- rely on some form of VeriSign SSL Certificate to meet their security needs. To learn more about VeriSign EV SSL, visit http://www.verisign.com/EV-SSL

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 www.verisign.com.

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 VeriSign EV SSL solutions; 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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