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VeriSign Launches New Online Resource to Help Companies Transition From Small Business to Big Sales

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (Marketwire) - VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, today announced the launch of a resource Web site designed to provide small and early stage businesses with tips on how to be successful online. This new site is tailored to provide businesses with creative ways to sell more, while recognizing the importance of security and trust awareness.

Online trust and security are paramount to all businesses regardless of size. Many people think that online fraud such as phishing only affects large businesses, but small businesses have as much to be concerned about or more since their online reputation is the bulk of what they have to work with to increase customer awareness.

VeriSign's new educational Web site is designed to provide small businesses with the resources needed to successfully impact their online presence and capture customers' trust. Whether it's how to attract site visitors, to turning shoppers into consumers, to selling more online, the new Web site is the premier resource to help small businesses set themselves apart from competitors.

"VeriSign is excited to provide small businesses with an online source of innovative strategies to improve the key performance indicators that drive online success," said Tim Callan, vice president of product marketing at VeriSign. "The launch of the new small business information site will benefit owners of early stage ecommerce sites by supplying them with the essentials to move from small business to big sales."

"We take pride in providing our customers with exceptional service and powerful features with the peace of mind that the site is trustworthy and secure," said Vitaliy Kuznetsov, director of experience and co-founder of Zenfolio. "This is why we chose VeriSign SSL Certificates to ensure that the customer experience is pleasurable and protected."

As the most respected and trusted Certificate Authority on the Web, VeriSign knows what small businesses need to be successful and to increase online sales. VeriSign's SSL Certificates can help small businesses show that they're legitimate and trustworthy, a big advantage to small businesses that lack the brand recognition of their larger competitors.

VeriSign's new information site is the one-stop shop for small business to gain insight on how to better build online activity. To access the new VeriSign small business resource Web site and for additional information on how VeriSign can secure your small business, please visit: https://www.verisign.com/smallbusiness.

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.

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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