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150 Million VeriSign Seals Viewed on Cyber Monday

Mountain View, CA – December 5, 2007 – VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the leading provider of digital infrastructure for the networked world, today announced that online consumers saw over 150 million instances of the VeriSign seal as they shopped on Cyber Monday, one of the busiest Internet shopping days of the year. The one-day total reached on Monday, Nov. 26, is an all-time record and represents a 50 percent increase over last year’s 100 million impression milestone.

The VeriSign Secured Seal, which includes the widely recognized “VeriSign check mark,” is a common fixture on Web pages of leading online merchants, financial services providers and other business. The seal indicates that the Web page is secured by VeriSign Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates and is recognized worldwide as a symbol of trust and online security.

“As online shopping becomes an increasingly essential channel for retailers – not just during the holidays but every day of the year – merchants are under growing pressure to demonstrate that their Web sites are safe and secure,” said Chris Babel, senior vice president, SSL, VeriSign.  “As the most recognized seal on the Web, the VeriSign Secured Seal offers invaluable reassurance to consumers in search of a trusted place to make online purchases. That’s one reason more than 90,000 domains in 145 countries around the world rely on the VeriSign Secured Seal to communicate their commitment to delivering a secure Internet experience.”

Seventy-nine percent of U.S. online shoppers are familiar with the VeriSign Secured Seal, more than any other mark.  The VeriSign Secured Seal signals that a Web site is using an authentic VeriSign Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate. More than 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.  The VeriSign Secured Seal has been tested and proven to increase transactions by approximately 10 percent.2  Learn more about the VeriSign Secured Seal at: http://www.verisign.com/ssl/secured-seal/

About VeriSign  
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), operates digital infrastructure services that enable and protect billions of interactions every day across the world’s voice, video and data networks. Additional news and information about the company is available at www.verisign.com.

Originally posted on Sun Dec 9, 2007

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