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In Singapore, VeriSign EV SSL Proves Just the Ticket for SISTIC's Enhanced Security

Singapore, 15th April, 2008 - With e-criminals increasingly luring consumers to imposter Web sites designed to steal sensitive personal details, Singapore's No. 1 ticketing agency is making it easier for its customers to shop with confidence, thanks to advanced security solutions from VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world.

SISTIC, which sells tickets for more than 90 percent of Singapore's arts, entertainment and sports events and operates in Malaysia, Indonesia and beyond, is deploying VeriSign® Extended Validation (EV) Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates. By protecting its online ticket sales portal with VeriSign EV SSL, SISTIC can signal to customers that they have arrived at a legitimate SISTIC page, rather than a fraudulent page created by phishers to illegally capture credit card numbers, passwords and other data.

When a Web site uses an EV SSL Certificate to identify itself, certain browsers including Internet Explorer 7 and the latest beta version of Firefox 3 display easily understood visual cues to provide tangible assurance of a site's authenticity. The address bar turns green, a lock icon appears next to the address, and a new field displays to the right of the URL in the browser. This field contains the name of the organisation that owns the site as well as the security provider that issued the certificate, such as VeriSign.

"We work hard to be recognised globally as a reputable and innovative ticketing company, and protecting our customers from credit card theft is an important part of those efforts," said Shawn Quek, Senior IT Services Manager at SISTIC. "VeriSign EV SSL Certificates allow us to provide customers with the much-needed reassurance that they have reached a safe haven for doing business in the Internet. VeriSign is the most trusted and best-known SSL Certificate provider in Asia Pacific, and so was a natural choice for us as a provider of Extended Validation SSL. When our customers see the VeriSign brand before they make a transaction, they know they're in good hands."

"We're excited that SISTIC, Singapore's top ticketing agency, has turned to VeriSign EV SSL to protect its customers," said Tim Callan, vice president of SSL product marketing at VeriSign. "VeriSign EV SSL Certificates offer an additional layer of protection to thwart increasingly sophisticated e-criminals who relentlessly try to use the convenience and anonymity of the Internet to their advantage. Every minute of every day, VeriSign works with online merchants to preserve the trust they have built with their customers."

As the most respected and trusted SSL authority on the Web, VeriSign is the EV SSL Certificate provider of choice for more than 3,000 Internet domains, representing greater than 75 percent of the entire EV SSL Certificate market worldwide. In fact, over 93 percent of the Fortune 500 - and the world's 40 largest banks - rely on some form of VeriSign SSL Certificate to meet their security needs.