VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN)

CAPS Rating: 3 out of 5

The Company operates intelligent infrastructure services that enable and protect billions of interactions every day across the world's voice and data networks.

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Player Avatar baselineace (81.63) Submitted: 2/16/2013 1:07:40 AM : Outperform Start Price: $43.38 VRSN Score: +5.45

Without VeriSign there is no Internet.

Member Avatar Bradten (< 20) Submitted: 2/16/2013 5:36:19 AM
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That's like saying "Without Microsoft, there are no business-friendly operating systems." Not immediately, but that doesn't mean there aren't companies who couldn't replicate the feat if Microsoft was ever gone. Given a recent rash of accidentally-signed and, in some cases, purposefully badly signed certificates, there is a call within the IT community to re-think how we do large-scale trust. VeriSign looks great now, but watch out for changes in Internet infrastructure. Remember, the Flame virus propagated because the US Government beat a company just like VeriSign.

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