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Protect Your Family’s Online Experience with Cox Security Suite

Protect Family Online

The Internet is an extraordinary environment to both play and work in. With its ease of use and ever-increasing capabilities, the fun that can be had and the work you can achieve is remarkable. For sure, it is an essential experience you want your family to enjoy.

As the headlines often point out, however, there are very real dangers online, too. Viruses, Internet scams, unfiltered adult content and worse frequently make the top story of the day. The good news is that you can easily protect your family and ensure a positive online experience for you and everyone in your home. 

Our High Speed Security Solution

With Cox High Speed Internet, you get complete PC protection for your entire family with Cox Security Suite. Cox Security Suite powered by McAfee™, can easily be downloaded and managed from My Connection. It gives you the latest features in Internet security, and it’s included free with your high-speed service. A standout feature for many families is the ability to manage, monitor and protect your children’s online experience.

Cox Security Suite Powered by McAfee®

Here are the top features provided by Cox Security Suite.

Free proactive protection
Cox partnered with McAfee® – a leader in PC protection software – to provide one of the most complete security solutions available. It is included free with your Cox High Speed Internet Service and can be installed on up to 5 computers in your home.

AntiVirus
Provides scanning to blocks worms, viruses, trojans and other unwanted programs before they ever get to your PC. It is always on, and daily updates are installed automatically to ensure your computer has the latest protection.

AntiSpyware
Blocks spyware before it can be installed on your computer and also removes any existing spyware.

AntiPhishing via SiteAdvisor
SiteAdvisor protects your computer from adware, spyware, spam, viruses, phishing and online scams by providing information about the safety of the site visited. Its color-coded rating quickly lets you know if a site is safe.

Firewall

Intelligent protection that monitors your home’s Internet traffic and allows your computer to be hidden on the Internet. Firewall stops hackers from getting your personal information, installing viruses and spyware or using your email account to send spam.

Parental Controls
Allows you to set filters on your computer and manage your children’s Internet experience. You can restrict certain sites and images and use and access at certain times of the day. As well, parental controls allow you to customize controls for each Windows user name. You can see what sites your children have accessed or attempted to access while they were online.

Identity Protection
Monitors your outgoing Internet traffic and asks permission before personal information such as PINs, bank accounts, Social Security numbers, and family names – are sent from your computer.

AntiSpam
AntiSpam protection is always provided via the Cox.net email servers. You can manage your AntiSpam settings using Cox Internet Tools on My Connection.

SecurityCenter
Once you've installed the Cox Security Suite software, use the SecurityCenter to control your computer’s protection. You can scan your computer, check for updates and configure your security settings. This easy-to-use program gives you one-click access to your computer’s security information.

For complete information on Cox Security Suite powered by McAfee®, go here.

There are number of excellent family Internet sites available to further assist you in guiding your family through a safe Internet experience. The first we’d recommend is our own Take Charge site. Here you’ll find the latest Internet safety tips, advice on how to communicate with your kids, and links to Internet-friendly programming. You’ll find all this and more at cox.com/takecharge.

Here are some more excellent online safety sites. Each one is filled with tips, advice and news on the latest online safety research and trends.

Netsmartz.org
Safekids.com
WebWiseKids.org
BlogSafety.com
OnGuardOnline.gov
GetNetWise.org

 
 
 
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