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Secure Your Wireless Network with Home Network Security Check

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Think of all the things you and your family do on your home wireless network.

  • You Skype with your business partner from across the city, swapping adjusted numbers and estimates for new projects.
  • Your spouse uses it for banking and paying bills, updating her calendar at work and sharing research via the cloud with her study group.
  • Your daughter checks in with friends on Facebook, Twitter and MSN Messenger.
  • And your son, he games online with people from… Well, aside from a few friends, he doesn’t really know the other players or where they’re from.

With all that going on under your roof, you want to ensure that your wireless network is secure and that your family’s online experience is protected. That’s why we created Home Network Security Check. Free with Cox High Speed Internet service, this easy-to-use online tool can assess your network within minutes and then provide simple recommendations if any security issues are discovered.

Why Is Home Network Security Important?

With its anywhere, anytime access, a home wireless network connection can really open up your family’s online experience. But without ensuring your network is protected against unauthorized use, you may be vulnerable to the following risks:

  • Anyone in range of your home network can intercept your private information or personal files, leaving you vulnerable to identify theft.
  • Attackers can infect your computer with viruses and spyware.
  • Others can steal your Internet service and slow down your connection speed.
  • Unauthorized users can perform, and make you appear responsible for, illegal activities through your network.

How Security Check Works

It only takes a few minutes to complete a security audit of your home network. Because Security Check is an online application offered through Internet Tools, there is no software to download. The program itself is easy to use and the directions are straightforward, including buttons that read “Get Started” and “Fix it Now.” Once completed, the results are displayed, along with an image of a wireless device with green, yellow or red lights indicating good security, weak security or a network with no security.

With your network’s security confirmed or any outstanding concerns resolved, you and your family can continue to safely enjoy the freedom and performance provided by your wireless home network.

Customers who want more information on Home Network Security Check, can log onto Internet Tools. Cox also offers 24/7 network support for all of its Internet customers.

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