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VeriSign Wins Two 2010 SC Magazine Reader Trust Awards

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (Marketwire) - VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure for the networked world, has been recognized with SC Magazine's 2010 Reader Trust Awards as the company with the best security software development solution and best identity management solution. The announcement was made on March 2nd at the exclusive SC Awards Gala in San Francisco.

SC Magazine readers representing IT's most knowledgeable security professionals selected VeriSign's Code Signing and Personal Identity Portal from among the industry's leading solutions. VeriSign® Code Signing creates a digital "shrink-wrap" for code and content to protect software publishers and users when they download code and content over the Internet and mobile networks. VeriSign Personal Identity Portal grants users access to multiple services using only one password. Winning awards for both Code Signing and Personal Identity Portal demonstrates VeriSign's industry leadership and innovation.

"VeriSign works hard to provide its customers best-in-class security solutions that help bring trust to the Internet, and these two Reader Trust Awards are validation of this endeavor," said Tim Callan, vice president of marketing at VeriSign. "We are honored that SC Magazine readers recognize the value and innovation of VeriSign products, and we will continue to lead the way in the development of trusted security solutions."

The annual SC Awards highlight and showcase the best solutions, services and professionals while recognizing achievement and technical excellence in the information security industry. As the industry's preeminent awards program, the annual SC Awards has acclaimed security's key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. Individuals, brands and solutions recognized in the program address not only the security challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow. For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit www.scmagazineus.com/awards.

"SC Magazine readers have voted for VeriSign as best security software development solution and best identity management solution from among hundreds of high quality, competitive entries," said Illena Armstrong, editor in chief, SC Magazine. "The Reader Trust Award is a true recognition of the leadership and success of VeriSign in IT security."

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.

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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, SC World Congress, and SC Congress Canada.

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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, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. 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 or current products or services, including VeriSign Code Signing and VeriSign Personal Identity Portal; 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, 2009 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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