VeriSign sees business in blogs

Ten years ago VeriSign started as a digital certificate provider. Today the Mountain View, Calif.-based company does all kinds of things, from running information security for large organizations to selling ringtones and other downloads for mobile phones.

As VeriSign moves into its teenage years, the company is eying even more markets. VeriSign wants to provide security and infrastructure products for blogs, CEO Stratton Sclavos announced in a presentation Thursday at his company's annual meeting for financial analysts.

These products should help prevent blogs, and particularly Really Simple Syndication and Atom feeds from being abused for spam, phishing and other common Internet-based threats, VeriSign executives said.

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