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VeriSign(R) Identity Protection Access for Mobile Wins Network Products Guide Reader Trust Award for Best in Multi- and Second-Factor Authentication

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (Marketwire) - VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world announced today that Network Products Guide, the industry's leading publication on information technologies and solutions has named VIP Access for Mobile a winner of the 2009 Best Products and Services Award for "Best in Multi- and Second-Factor Authentication." The annual award honors products and services that represent the rapidly changing needs and interests of the end-users of technology worldwide. As part of the tech-industry's leading global awards program, this year's Best Products and Services were nominated from all over the world. The VIP Authentication Service won this prestigious award last year.

With VIP Access for Mobile, tens of millions of mobile phone users can enjoy strong authentication with a single credential when they log into eBay, PayPal and more than 45 other sites that are part of the VIP Network. VIP Access for Mobile is a free, easy-to-install application available now to consumers at http://m.verisign.com and the iTunes® application store for iPhone™ users. VIP Access for Mobile transforms leading mobile phones into strong authentication credentials capable of generating a unique one-time password (OTP) every time a consumer signs on to Web sites protected by the VIP Authentication Service. Users can strengthen the security of their online identities when logging into their online accounts within the VIP Network by adding this dynamic credential which provides additional security protection to mitigate phishing attacks and account takeover fraud.

"Increased end-user awareness and ongoing advances in technology are helping shape better products and services," says Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Network Products Guide. "VIP Access for Mobile is bringing the convenience of second-factor authentication to everyone."

"These awards go to the best technology products every year and we are honored that VIP Access for Mobile has gained the Network Products Guide Reader Trust award," says Kerry Loftus, vice president of user authentication at VeriSign. "VeriSign recognizes the importance of facilitating trust for online transactions and is pleased to offer a range of strong security solutions that help organizations protect their online business and their customers."

About Network Products Guide Awards

Network Products Guide is a media sponsor of Interop Las Vegas and New York and Technosium Executive Forums engaging Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). As industry's leading technology research and advisory publication, it plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit www.networkproductsguide.com

About VeriSign

As one of the original stewards of the Internet, VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) has been bringing trust to the Internet since 1995. Our infrastructure enables up to 50 billion web connections a day and our services help protect millions of online identities and secure more than a billion transactions a day. The VeriSign brand is featured on more than 100,000 web sites in more than 145 countries, making it easier for people to identify sites they can trust. 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 Identity Protection services; 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, 2008 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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