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VeriSign Enhances Strong Authentication Platform with VeriSign Unified Authentication – Smart Cards

  • 25 January, 2006 10:54

<p>VeriSign, Inc., (NASDAQ: VRSN), the leading provider of intelligent infrastructure services for Internet and telecommunications networks, today announced it will enhance its strong authentication service with the introduction of VeriSign® Unified Authentication – Smart Cards, in the second quarter of 2006.</p>
<p>VeriSign Unified Authentication – Smart Cards will provide enterprises and government agencies with an integrated, easy-to-use suite of management tools for smart card and PKI deployments, supporting a wide range of smart card types, workflows and deployments options.</p>
<p>Large enterprises are starting to use unified physical and logical access smart card credentials as a way to reduce the cost, while increasing the security of their authentication infrastructures.</p>
<p>VeriSign Unified Authentication – Smart Cards will provide a complete authentication solution by extending VeriSign’s strong authentication platform with tightly integrated smart cards and PKI components, allowing faster implementation and a lower cost of ownership.</p>
<p>“The extension of the VeriSign Unified Authentication platform to support Smart Cards represents the next logical step in providing a complete, open-standards based authentication service for government agencies and enterprises alike,” said Nico Popp, vice president, Authentication Services, VeriSign Security Services.</p>
<p>“VeriSign Unified Authentication – Smart Cards will integrate smart card and PKI management components under the same intuitive interface, providing the most comprehensive, easy-to-use suite of management tools that will enable any agency or enterprise to quickly provision, deploy and manage smart card based strong authentication.”</p>
<p>VeriSign Unified Authentication provides a single, integrated platform for provisioning and managing all types of two-factor authentication credentials. It reduces the cost of deployment by leveraging an enterprise's existing infrastructure and delivering a flexible, future proof solution built on known, open standards.</p>
<p>For more information about VeriSign Unified Authentication – Smart Cards, please go to:</p>
<p>About VeriSign</p>
<p>VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN), operates intelligent infrastructure services that enable and protect billions of interactions every day across the world’s voice and data networks. Additional news and information about the company is available at</p>
<p>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 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 products or services, including VeriSign Unified Authentication – Smart Cards; 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, 2004 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.</p>

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