Profile: Verisign Inc (VRSN.O)
17 May 2019
VeriSign, Inc., incorporated on April 12, 1995, is a provider of domain name registry services and Internet security, enabling Internet navigation for various domain names and providing protection for Websites and enterprises around the world. The Company operates through Registry Services and Security Services segment. Registry Services ensure the security, stability and resiliency of Internet infrastructure and services, including the .com and .net domains, and operation of the root-zone maintainer functions for the core of the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS). Security Services provides infrastructure assurance services consisting of Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) Protection Services and Managed DNS Services.
Registry Services operates the authoritative directory of all .com, .net, .cc, .tv and .name domain names, among others and the back-end systems for all .gov, .jobs and .edu domain names, among others. Registry Services allows individuals and organizations to establish their online identities. Its global constellation of domain name servers provides Internet protocol (IP) address information in response to queries, enabling the use of browsers, e-mail systems and other systems on the Internet. In addition, it owns and maintains the shared registration system that allows all registrars to enter new second-level domain names into the master directory and to submit modifications, transfers, re-registrations and deletions for existing second-level domain names (Shared Registration System). It also provides internationalized domain name (IDN) services that enable Internet users to access Websites in characters representing their local language. As of December 31, 2016, its top-level domains (TLDs) and country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) had supported registrations in as many as 350 different native languages and scripts.
Security Services provides infrastructure assurance to organizations and consists of DDoS Protection Services and Managed DNS Services. DDoS Protection Services supports online business continuity by providing monitoring and mitigation services against DDoS attacks. It helps companies stay online without needing to make investments in infrastructure or establish internal DDoS capability. It serves various customers, including financial institutions, software-as-a-service providers, e-commerce providers and media companies.
Managed DNS Services is a hosting service that delivers DNS resolution for the availability of Web-based systems. It provides DNS availability through a globally distributed, securely managed, cloud-based DNS infrastructure. Managed DNS service provides 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. It serves various customers, including financial institutions, e-commerce and software-as-a-service providers.
The Company competes with Neustar, Inc., Afilias plc, Donuts Inc., RightSide Group, Ltd., CentralNic Ltd., Akamai Technologies, Inc., Amazon, AT&T Inc., BlueCat Networks, Cloudflare, Cisco OpenDNS, Cyveillance, Inc., Dynamic Network Services, Inc., FireEye, Inc., Imperva, Inc., Infoblox Inc., International Business Machines Corporation, Level 3 Communications, Inc., Nominum, Inc., RiskIQ, Inc., SecureWorks, ThreatConnect, Inc., ThreatStream, Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc.
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