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VeriSign Seal Sets Staggering New Record with More than Half a Billion Views in a Single Day

More Than 100,000 Sites Displaying the VeriSign® Seal and VeriSign Seal-in-Search™ Continue to Broaden Internet's No. 1 Trust Mark's Reach and Visibility

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – November 18, 2010 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that its VeriSign seal is seen more than a half billion times in a single day by Internet users. Additionally, another milestone was recently surpassed with more than 100,000 websites now displaying the VeriSign seal— more than six times that of the second most popular security mark.


Chosen for display by more than 100,000 authorized sites, the VeriSign seal is far and away the No. 1 trust mark on the Internet. The new high water mark for the VeriSign seal views was lead by organic growth coupled with the growing impact of VeriSign® Seal-in-Search™, in which the VeriSign seal appears next to search results for VeriSign Trust Services customers indicating to consumers that the sites are free of malware and use VeriSign’s superior Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates.


“More Internet businesses than ever before now display the VeriSign seal, which shows that the Internet’s most recognized trust mark is broadening its reach,” said Fran Rosch, vice president of Trust Services at Symantec. “These dramatic gains in VeriSign seal views reveal the persistent advantage VeriSign customers can have over competitors. With features like VeriSign Seal-in-Search, businesses begin building trust even before consumers visit their sites. More than 100,000 online businesses recognize how valuable that is.”


Businesses can display the VeriSign seal by deploying VeriSign SSL or Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates, which provide full business authentication and up to 256-bit encryption of online transactions and communications. For sites that don’t require SSL encryption but need to reassure visitors that they have reached a trustworthy site, a standalone version of the VeriSign Trust Seal is also available.


All VeriSign seals further build confidence among site visitors by communicating that the identity of the site’s operators has been authenticated by Symantec and that the site is scanned daily for malware. VeriSign seal customers also benefit from VeriSign Seal-in-Search, a service the company launched in early 2010. Through VeriSign Seal-in-Search, participating search engines, partners and security tools display the VeriSign Trust Seal next to a website’s link within search results. VeriSign Seal-in-Search gives VeriSign customers an instant competitive advantage over sites whose search results lack a trust indicator.


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