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Zappos, Newegg and Columbia Sportswear Avert Phishing Attempts With VeriSign EV SSL

LAS VEGAS, NV (Marketwire) - 2009 Annual Summit -- Today's e-commerce marketplace has virtually any item imaginable for purchase. However, as consumers shop online for laptops, cell phones, shoes, sportswear and other apparel, they want to be sure that they are shopping on authentic Web sites they can trust.

Leading online merchants, Newegg and Columbia Sportswear ensure they deliver on that expectation by joining more than 12,000 online businesses in deploying advanced security solutions from VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world.

By adding VeriSign® EV SSL to their Web sites, online businesses are relying on a proven 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.

"It is not enough to just provide your customers with great selection and outstanding customer service, which is why we also offer our customers a pleasant and secure online shopping experience that they can trust," said Saffet Ozdemir, Information Security Officer at "Our customers' privacy and security are very important to us and part of the customer service experience; hence the reason we selected VeriSign EV SSL Certificates."

More than 65% of the browsers in the world can display the green EV SSL security address bar, including high security browsers such as the latest beta version of Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), Internet Explorer 7 (IE7), Firefox 3.0, Google Chrome, Safari 4 and Opera 9.X. When Internet users equipped with these browsers visit a site protected by EV SSL Certificates, the top of the browser lights up in green and displays the name of the company operating the Web site. This green glow offers immediate reassurance that they've reached a site whose authenticity has been verified by a certificate authority such as VeriSign, the world's leading SSL certificate authority.

VeriSign will be co-presenting with at, 'How to Improve Sales by Maximizing Consumer Confidence' on Tuesday, September 22nd at 3:45 p.m. PDT. VeriSign will also be demonstrating the proven protection of its EV SSL Certificates in Booth 430 of the Exhibit Hall.

"VeriSign EV SSL assists online retailers by providing them with security and a globally recognized certificate that builds consumer confidence," said Tim Callan, vice president of product marketing at VeriSign. "Security and customer satisfaction are key components to build trust with your customers and keep them coming back."

As the most respected and trusted SSL authority on the Web, VeriSign is the EV SSL certificate provider of choice for more than 12,000 online businesses. In fact, more than 95% of the Fortune 500 -- and the world's 97 largest SSL-using banks -- rely on some form of SSL Certificate from VeriSign (including VeriSign and its subsidiaries, affiliates and resellers) to meet their security needs. To learn more about VeriSign EV SSL, visit

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

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, 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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