VeriSign(R) NetDiscovery(TM) Services Selected by Vonage(R)

VeriSign's Solution Will Enable Vonage to Become CALEA Compliant by Q3 2005

Mar 08, 2005, 00:00 ET from VeriSign, Inc.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Spring VON 2005, March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq:   VRSN), the leading provider of intelligent
 infrastructure services for the Internet and telecommunications networks, and
 Vonage Holdings Corp., the leading provider of broadband phone services, today
 announced that Vonage has selected VeriSign NetDiscovery(TM) Services to help
 develop the capability for law enforcement to legally intercept calls on its
 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)-based digital phone services. Vonage is
 not presently subject to the requirements of the Communications Assistance for
 Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), but is voluntarily complying with its provisions
 through this relationship.
     VeriSign NetDiscovery Services were selected by Vonage to support their
 network infrastructure used in VoIP deployments, and to assist Vonage in
 meeting CALEA compliance through a managed service model, significantly
 minimizing the capital and operational expenditure. By leveraging VeriSign's
 proven managed service model, once implemented, Vonage can continue to focus
 on growing their core business without diverting critical resources to
 non-revenue generating functions.
     Vonage's selection of NetDiscovery Services underscores VeriSign's ability
 to provide next-generation communications service providers with the vital
 services they need to quickly introduce their innovative offerings while
 having the benefit of compliance. VeriSign's NetDiscovery Services comply with
 legal, regulatory, technical, and operational aspects of CALEA and other
 mandates to provide assistance to law enforcement agencies.
     "VeriSign provides considerable industry expertise in matters of CALEA
 compliance with their NetDiscovery service which we will leverage through our
 agreement -- the first of its kind in the industry," said Louis Mamakos, chief
 technology officer at Vonage. "Vonage considers CALEA compliance and
 cooperation with law enforcement a priority in our VoIP-based telephone
 service.  VeriSign came in with a solution which considerably reduced the
 complexity and cost for our CALEA implementation, cutting time to market down
     "VeriSign's goal is to continue to deliver a comprehensive solution
 portfolio that addresses the growing demands for compliance and security
 services for carriers and service providers," said Vernon Irvin, executive
 vice president, VeriSign Communications Services. "VeriSign already supports
 top cable MSOs, CLECs, and wireless carriers with their legal assistance and
 CALEA compliance needs, and we are pleased to add Vonage to our list of top
 customers, and assist them in meeting their legal obligations both securely
 and at a low cost."
     CALEA requires service providers to assist Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs)
 in lawfully authorized electronic surveillance. To comply, service providers
 often have to purchase dedicated hardware, have trained operation staff and
 maintain connectivity with a variety of LEAs. VeriSign's NetDiscovery Service
 greatly streamlines the CALEA compliance requirements, and eliminates the need
 to purchase costly equipment, and requires only a single connection to the
 VeriSign network.
     VeriSign's NetDiscovery Services provide telecom network operators, cable
 operators, and Internet service providers with a streamlined service to help
 meet requirements for assisting government agencies with lawful intercept and
 subpoena requests for subscriber records.  VeriSign's NetDiscovery Services
 are the premier turnkey service for provisioning, access, delivery, and
 collection of call information from operators to LEAs. By outsourcing the
 service to VeriSign, service providers maintain continuous, hassle-free
     For more information on VeriSign's NetDiscovery Services: .
     About VeriSign
     VeriSign, Inc., operates intelligent infrastructure services that enable
 businesses and individuals to find, connect, secure, and transact across
 today's complex, global networks. Additional news and information about the
 company is available at
     About Vonage(R)
     The fastest growing telephony company in North America, Vonage is
 redefining communications by offering consumers and small businesses an
 affordable alternative to traditional telephone service. Vonage has pioneered
 the broadband phone industry setting the standard for pricing, features, call
 quality and reliability for the entire VoIP category. With more than
 500,000 lines in service, Vonage continues to add more than 15,000 lines per
 week to its network. Over 25 million calls per week are made using Vonage, the
 easy-to-use, feature-rich, flat rate phone service.  Vonage's award winning
 service is sold on the web and through national retailers like SAM's Club,
 RadioShack, Best Buy, Circuit City, Staples, Fry's Electronics, Office Depot
 and CompUSA. Vonage Holdings Corporation is headquartered in Edison, New
 Jersey. For more information about Vonage's products and services, please
 visit or call 1-VONAGE-HELP. Vonage(R) is a trademark of Vonage
 Holdings Corp.
     Statements in this announcement other than historical data and information
 constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the
 Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
 These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause VeriSign's
 actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by such
 forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include,
 among others; the ability of VeriSign to successfully develop and market new
 services and customer acceptance of any new services; the risk that VeriSign's
 announced strategic relationships may not result in additional customers and
 revenues; increased competition and pricing pressures. More information about
 potential factors that could affect the company's business and financial
 results is included in VeriSign's filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission, including in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year
 ended December 31, 2003 and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. VeriSign
 undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after
 the date of this press release.

SOURCE VeriSign, Inc.