• U.S. claims right to shut down any site, arrest any owner, shut down any .com domain

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 5:31 pm

    The Dept. of Justice has completely given up the idea of jurisdiction in prosecuting web sites and services. Any site visible to or usable by Americans is apparently a target for prosecutors even if the site has no U.S. presence and is perfectly legal in its own country.
  • Tighter security available to .com sites, only with upgrades

    Posted March 31, 2011 - 8:38 pm

    VeriSign has added an extra layer of security to the Internet's .com domain, but e-retailers, banks and other Web site operators will need to upgrade their DNS hardware, software or services to take advantage of .com's new cryptographic features.
  • Verisign signs on for upcoming 24-hour IPv6 trial

    Posted March 21, 2011 - 10:39 am

    Verisign is the latest major Internet player to sign up for World IPv6 Day, a 24-hour trial of the next-generation Internet Protocol that is scheduled for June 8.
  • Verisign service shields small e-tailers from DDOS attacks

    Posted November 5, 2010 - 12:17 pm

    Aimed at smaller companies the DNS-server failover service is more of an insurance policy than for big companies, which expect to be hit with big, expensive attacks.
  • Verisign offers holiday present to online retailers

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 12:18 pm

    It's still a little early for Christmas specials and discounts, but Verisign is getting out ahead of the season a bit by offering a bundle of three services designed to keep retailers online during their b
  • VeriSign takes new tack with malware scanning and SSL certificates

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 4:53 pm

    VeriSign has begun offering free malware scanning services to customers that use its SSL certificates. The goal is to make sure those customers' Web sites aren't inadvertently hosting malware that could infect visitors.
  • Symantec's $1.28B VeriSign gambit draws mixed reviews

    Posted May 20, 2010 - 1:41 pm

    Symantec's stunning decision to put $1.28 billion in cash on the table to buy most of the security services within VeriSign is a gambit that is drawing mixed reactions in the analyst community, but Symantec insists the VeriSign certificate and authentication services are key elements in what's shaping up to be one of the biggest self-transformations ever in the security industry.
  • Symantec to buy VeriSign's authentication business

    Posted May 20, 2010 - 9:33 am

    Symantec will pay US$1.28 billion to acquire VeriSign's security business.
  • Symantec to buy VeriSign's security unit for $1.3B, reports say

    Posted May 18, 2010 - 8:42 pm

    Security vendor Symantec Corp. is reported to be close to buying Internet infrastructure services vendor VeriSign Inc.s security business for $1.3 billion.
  • VeriSign: DNSSEC is on track

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 10:41 pm

    VeriSign is reporting no serious problems with its ongoing deployment of DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) on the Internet's root servers and on the top-level domain servers that it operates, including the systems that power the popular .com and .net domains.
  • VeriSign Announces DNSSEC Deployment Support Plans

    Posted November 18, 2009 - 6:40 pm

    VeriSign has announced its strategic approach for working with the Internet community to deploy DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) in the .com and .net Top Level Domain Names (TLDs).
  • RSA and Verisign Partner for Cloud-Based Offering

    Posted October 15, 2009 - 2:19 pm

    RSA and VeriSign are working together to provide organizations with the mutual benefit of an expanded VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) Service through the availability of RSA SecurID two-factor authentication technology for more choice in one-time password (OTP) authentication. VIP is a managed, shared authentication solution that provides its users with a single one-time password (OTP) authentication device to securely access multiple Web sites.
  • VeriSign buys Certicom after RIM withdraws bid

    Posted January 24, 2009 - 9:48 pm

    After RIM abandoned its hostile bid for Certicom, VeriSign announced it plans to buy the security company.
  • VeriSign buys Certicom after RIM withdraws bid

    Posted January 24, 2009 - 3:55 pm

    After RIM abandoned its hostile bid for Certicom, VeriSign announced it plans to buy the security company.
  • At the front lines of protecting the Internet

    Posted September 2, 2008 - 3:59 pm

    VeriSign is in many ways synonymous with managing the Web, thanks to its handling of key DNS root servers and of name resolution for .com, .net, and other domains. In recent years, it's had both strong ups and strong downs. In this interview, VeriSign CTO Ken Silva discusses the company's current and past challenges.
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