Bridgewater Systems Enables VeriSign to Support Wireless Data Roaming Solution Across Multiple Broadband Networks




    Proven Network Access Control Plays Critical Role in 1xEV-DO Rev. A and
WiMAX Service Delivery

    ORLANDO, FLA., March 27 /CNW/ - Bridgewater Systems, a leading developer
of subscriber-centric policy management software for IP-based services, today
announced it is providing core network access technology for the VeriSign
Wireless Data Roaming Service (WDRS). The Bridgewater Systems solution
provides a common network access control solution that enables VeriSign to
support the necessary authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA)
functions for data clearing with their roaming partners over multiple networks
including CDMA 1X, 1xEV-DO Rel. 0 and Rev. A, and now WiMAX networks.

    Increasing subscriber reliance on sticky mobile data services is driving
demand for data roaming, enabling subscribers to access their "home" data
services while outside their own network's coverage. Clearinghouse services,
such as those offered by VeriSign, track and negotiate subscriber activity
between rural, national and international carriers to ensure seamless coverage
across multiple networks -- as well as reconciliation of accounting records
and payments between roaming partners. These services allow carriers to bring
advanced data services to market quickly without the logistical complexity and
security concerns of implementing and maintaining multiple data roaming
arrangements.

    Following the establishment of a technology partnership with VeriSign in
2004, Bridgewater has provided proven network access control solutions to
support the VeriSign WDRS. VeriSign can leverage the same proven carrier-grade
Bridgewater solution to support WDRS across multiple networks including CDMA
1X, 1xEV-DO Rel. 0, and now next-generation 1xEV-DO Rev. A and WiMAX services
as VeriSign customers deploy high bandwidth data services such as streaming
media. Because the Bridgewater solution is access technology agnostic, the
VeriSign WDRS will be able to support CDMA and WiMAX data roaming customers
simultaneously with a common Bridgewater network access control
infrastructure.

    "Supporting multiple access technologies and their latest revisions
through a single AAA platform makes for a simpler and more scalable solution
for VeriSign," said Tyler Nelson, vice president of business development and
marketing for Bridgewater Systems. "We've specifically designed our products
to provide the carrier-grade scalability and performance required to serve
multiple network types simultaneously. As a result, VeriSign can provide
industry leading data roaming services across an even broader customer base --
to support 3G and now WiMAX data services."

    To enable its WDRS, VeriSign has implemented the Bridgewater Systems AAA
Service Controller as well as the optional Revenue Collector and Formatter
module. Designed to support networks as they grow, the Bridgewater AAA Service
Controller features proven performance in live deployments ranging from 5,000
to more than 62 million provisioned users and transaction volumes of up to 10
billion per month. The Revenue Collector and Formatter collects, correlates
and aggregates event-based accounting data into single-session records that
identify subscribers and their usage. It then filters, formats and streams
these records to external billing and settlement systems, providing an
affordable alternative to custom mediation solutions. The overall solution
also provides reporting capabilities to assist in accurate roaming
reconciliation.

    "VeriSign is committed to supplying service providers with a proven data
roaming solution they can trust," said Lee Huggins, vice president for
VeriSign's Wireless Commerce Division. "With Bridgewater's industry-leading
technology, we can confidently ramp up and scale capacity to support our
customers' new 3G/4G broadband initiatives and technology choices."

    The VeriSign WDRS is a carrier-grade, outsource solution that enables
service providers to offer continuous wireless data roaming to their
subscribers over a variety of wireless networks. VeriSign's turn-key approach
helps service providers minimize capital expenditures while providing all the
essential components of a complete and robust service.

    Meet Bridgewater Systems at CTIA Wireless 2007, booth #4653. VeriSign can
be found at booth #4763.

    About VeriSign

    VeriSign (www.verisign.com) runs the world's most powerful digital
infrastructure, which enables and protects more than 30 billion interactions
every day across the world's voice, video and data networks. The company's
digital infrastructure services help businesses meet consumer demands for
information, entertainment and community any time, anywhere over any device.

    About Bridgewater Systems

    Bridgewater Systems develops the industry's most advanced
subscriber-centric policy management software for fixed, mobile and converged
networks. Its solutions help global service providers launch new services
faster and maximize profits by creating a subscriber-centric policy decision
point to control and monetize the dynamic subscriber interaction with IP-based
services. Vendor-neutral and access network agnostic, Bridgewater Systems'
comprehensive policy management portfolio features: network access control
products including authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) and
dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) systems; entitlement control
products to manage subscriber access to applications and network resources;
and robust subscriber management via a centralized policy and profile
repository solution. Bridgewater Systems' proven carrier-class products help
service providers enrich the subscriber experience, enable extensive revenue
capture capabilities, and out-of-the-box value that can be deployed in weeks
-- instead of months.

    More than 80 leading service providers around the globe including Verizon
Wireless, Sprint, Bell Mobility, Virgin Mobile USA and SmarTone-Vodafone trust
Bridgewater's technology and business insight to help them deliver world-class
services. Founded in 1997, Bridgewater Systems is a privately held company.
www.bridgewatersystems.com

    All companies and products listed herein are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective holders.

    Forward Looking Statement

    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 uncertainty of future revenue and
profitability and potential fluctuations in quarterly operating results due to
such factors as the risk that VeriSign's announced strategic relationships,
including the relationship described herein, may not result in additional
products, services, customers, profits or revenues; and 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, 2005 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.




For further information:

For further information: For Bridgewater Systems Calysto Communications
Paul Rubin, 404-266-2060 Ext. 15 prubin@calysto.com

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