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12061 Bluemont Way

Reston, VA 20190

United States

Phone: 703-948-3200


ode, and global threats. The company’s teams enable companies to improve vulnerability management, incident response, fraud mitigation, and proactive mitigation of the particular threats targeting their industry or global operations. Customers include financial institutions, large corporations, and governmental and quasi-governmental organizations. Managed DNS Services is a hosting service that delivers DNS resolution, improving the availability of Web-based systems. It provides DNS availability through a globally distributed, securely managed, cloud-based DNS infrastructure. Managed DNS service provides full support for DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) compliance features and Geo Location traffic routing capabilities. DNSSEC is designed to protect the DNS infrastructure from man-in-the-middle attacks that corrupt, or poison, DNS data. Geo Location allows Website owners to customize responses for end-users based on their physical location or IP address, giving them the ability to deliver location-specific content. Customers include financial institutions, e-commerce, and software-as-a-service providers. Marketing, Sales and Distribution The company markets its Security Services worldwide through multiple distribution channels, including direct sales and indirect channels. The company has marketing and sales offices throughout the world. Research and Development During 2015, the company’s research and development expenses were $63.7 million. Intellectual Property The company has obtained trademark registrations for the VERISIGN mark and VERISIGN logo in the U.S. and certain countries, and has pending trademark applications for the VERISIGN logo in various other countries. Competition The company’s Security Services business faces competition from companies, such as International Business Machines Corporation; Secunia ApS; Dell SecureWorks; McAfee, Inc.; Akamai Technologies, Inc.; AT&T Inc.; Verizon Communications Inc.; Dynamic Network Services, Inc.; Neustar, Inc.; BlueCat Networks; Infoblox Inc.; Nominum, Inc.; FireEye, Inc.; Cyveillance, Inc.; ThreatConnect, Inc.; ThreatStream, Inc.; RiskIQ, Inc.; Level 3 Communications, Inc.; and Imperva, Inc. History VeriSign, Inc. was founded in 1995. The company was incorporated in Delaware in 1995.


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