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VeriSign Offers Message Archive Service and Message Continuity Service

Archiving, Indexing and “Always-On” Access to Corporate Email Provides Disaster Recovery and Tools for Regulatory Compliance, Audit and Legal Discovery

June 27, 2005; 12:57 PM

Mountain View, CA. – June 27, 2005 – VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN), the leading provider of intelligent infrastructure services for the Internet and telecommunications networks, today announced the launch of the VeriSign® Message Archive Service and the VeriSign® Message Continuity Service, two services to complement the VeriSign® Email Security Service.  The new services allow enterprises to store, index and copy all business-related emails, and provide a comprehensive, easy-to-use approach to meet compliance, legal discovery and business continuity needs without deploying additional hardware or software. 

The use of email as a mission-critical business tool presents many challenges for enterprises.  In response to legal and regulatory requirements, including directives from the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), VeriSign offers enterprises the ability to tag, index and securely store email to enable rapid search and retrieval.  Similarly, VeriSign offers enterprises a way to provide employees and other partners 24/7 access to message content and email functionality to facilitate business continuity.  Disruptions to enterprise mail servers can lead to breaches in regulatory compliance, loss of sales, customer satisfaction, brand trust and intellectual property. 

The VeriSign Message Archive Service
The VeriSign Message Archive Service helps enterprises address compliance concerns by offering the following functionalities:

Storage of inbound, outbound and internal email in a secure repository, accessible 24/7
An easy-to-use, Web-based interface that provides tools for searching and recovering email
Compliance workflow tools for supervising and monitoring messages
Pre-defined and customizable reports for monitoring and demonstrating regulatory compliance, including reports for such regulations as SEC Rule 17a-4 and NASD Rule 3010
Message continuity tools for composing, reading and replying to emails during mail server outage
The VeriSign Message Continuity Service
The VeriSign Message Continuity Service is an “always-on” email continuity and disaster recovery service that provides 24/7 access to message content and email functionality.  The service intercepts and copies all inbound and outbound email, and stores them in a 30-day rolling message store.  Administrators and end-users can access a secure, searchable message store to recover lost or deleted emails.  If an enterprise’s mail server becomes unavailable, the service will continue to copy messages, and queue them for delivery once service is restored. Web-based tools provide continuing access to the message store and email functionality such as reading, composing and replying to messages during an outage.

“Enterprises are caught between relying on email as an essential business tool and responding to new regulatory demands for maintaining ready access to all electronic communications,” said Chad Kinzelberg, vice president, VeriSign Security Services.  “The Message Archive Service and Message Continuity Service now available from VeriSign provide a cost-effective means to help enterprises meet business continuity and compliance needs without adding any hardware or software to their already complex IT infrastructure.”  

Both the Message Archive and Message Continuity Services integrate easily with SMTP-compatible email systems such as Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes and Novell GroupWise. 

The VeriSign® Email Security Service
The VeriSign Email Security Service can help businesses of all sizes combat the threat of spam and email-borne viruses.  The service uses a cost-effective, service-oriented strategy that delivers a measurable, immediate return on investment by improving IT and employee productivity, reducing bandwidth and storage costs, and increasing email reliability.  The service is easy to deploy and provides high levels of availability and accuracy, providing automatic, rapid updates of heuristics and signatures to reduce the burden on IT staff.  Additionally, the VeriSign Email Security Service leverages the VeriSign distributed, scalable infrastructure to provide high levels of availability.

For more information on VeriSign Email Security Service, Message Archive Service and Message Continuity Service, please go to:

About VeriSign
VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN) operates intelligent infrastructure services that enable businesses and individuals to find, connect, secure and transact across today’s complex, global networks. Additional news and information about the company is available at

For more information, contact:
VeriSign Media Relations: Brendan Lewis, [email protected], 650-426-4470 
VeriSign Investor Relations: Tom McCallum, [email protected], 650-426-3744

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