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VeriSign Named Finalist in Two Categories Within 2009 SC Awards Program

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (Marketwire) - VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, has been named a finalist in two categories within the 2009 SC Awards program for outstanding achievement in information technology (IT) security. VeriSign® Code Signing was named in the Best Security Software Development Solution category and VeriSign® Personal Identity Portal (PIP) was named in the Best Identity Management Solution category of the Reader Trust Award competition, which honors best-in-class security products and services.

VeriSign Code Signing and the VeriSign Personal Identity Portal were selected from more than 600 entries submitted in more than 30 technology categories. Winners will be chosen by a panel of readers that represent the circulation of SC Magazine. The Reader Trust Voting Panel includes a cross-section of SC Magazine readership that is comprised of large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets.

"VeriSign is in an elite group of companies recognized for helping businesses large and small protect themselves from the legion of security threats that loom online every day. Finalists can be very proud of their recognition," said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong.

The annual SC Awards have recognized security's key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. As the industry's preeminent awards program, individuals, brands and products short listed address not only the challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow.

"We are honored to be recognized by SC Magazine as a finalist in the Best Security Software Development Solution and Best Identity Management Solution categories," said Tim Callan, vice president of product marketing for VeriSign. "It's our goal at VeriSign to protect consumers with the latest security innovation that provides the extra layer of trust they are looking for."

Winners of this year's SC Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on April 21, 2009.

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. Besides the monthly print magazine and daily website, the brand's portfolio includes the SC Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and the SC World Congress.

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.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; 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.