Verizon Makes Online Security Easy for Everyone
Company Offers Comprehensive, Easy-to-Use Online Security Suite to Customers of any Internet Service Provider
During October, national Cyber Security Awareness Month, Americans should take special care to make sure their computers are safe from threats such as viruses, spyware and hackers. And Verizon, a leading provider of broadband services, is making it easy for all computer users to get the protection they need.
Verizon is offering all users, regardless of their current Internet service provider, online access to the company's comprehensive Internet security suite through the Verizon portal at http://www.verizon.net/onlinesecurity.
Verizon Internet Security Suite is free for the first month and then costs $4.99 a month for up to three PCs. The service updates every three hours and is backed by free 24 x 7 technical support. Thorough, fast and easy to use, Verizon's security suite does all the work. Users don't have to remember to check for viruses or spyware or worry about what their children are viewing on the Internet.
"As the volume and complexity of assaults on PCs and personal information grow, so too does the need for security services that adapt and proactively protect against these attacks," said Bill Heilig, vice president for Verizon Broadband Solutions. "But most consumers don't want security software that's complicated to activate and manage.
"With simple installation, updates every few hours, and no need to download or renew updated software, Verizon's Internet Security Suite finds threats fast, isolates problems and eliminates them," Heilig said.
The Verizon Internet Security Suite service's features include:
-- Anti-virus -- Helps protect against known malicious viruses, worms and
-- Firewall -- Acts as a shield to automatically block unauthorized
-- Parental control -- Allows consumers to monitor and manage Internet
-- Pop-up/ad blocker -- Helps ensure a browsing session that is faster and
-- Privacy manager -- Scans all outgoing communications for sensitive or
-- Content management -- Enables small-business customers to increase
To learn more, consumers can visit http://surround.verizon.net/Shop/ and click on Verizon Internet Security Suite in the Utilities tab in the upper left.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) , headquartered in New York, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 62 million customers nationwide. Verizon's Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world, and Verizon Telecom, which brings customers the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network. A Dow 30 company, Verizon has a diverse workforce of more than 238,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of more than $88 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.