Brief Overview

Verisign provides Internet top-level domain services, as well as critical infrastructure protection including DDOS security.


Verisign Worldwide Headquarters
12061 Bluemont Way
Reston, Virginia 20190
Tel: (703) 948 – 3200


D. Jim Bidzos, President, CEO, and Chairman of Verisign, founded the company in 1995, and returned in President and CEO in 2011.


Founded in 1995 as a spin-off of RSA, Verisign originally focused on the cryptography market. The company is headquartered in Reston with offices in India, China, Switzerland, UK, and Australia. The company sold its identity and authentication business to Symantec in 2010, as well as its security consulting division to AT&T in 2009. Verisign trades on the NASDAQ.

Key Acquisitions

Network Solutions (2000) – Domain Management
iDefense (2005) – Intelligence

Key Competitors

Akamai, FireEye

Products and Services

Verisign provides Internet infrastructure solutions in the following three areas:

• Verisign Managed DNS – Includes Top Level domain services and managed DNS services based on the Network Solutions acquisition
• Verisign DDOS Protection Services – Includes ISP agnostic DDOS defense services
• iDefense Security Intelligence Services – Includes real-time cyber security intelligence based on the iDefense acquisition