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Small Business Cybersecurity

Cox Business Essential Security

Cox Business delivers multi-layered cybersecurity for small businesses to protect network, devices and data

Cyberthreat Protection

Protect your network, devices and data from the latest cybersecurity threats.

Data Loss Protection

Safeguard critical business files with automatic backup to our secure cloud environment.

File Restoration

Scan backed up files for viruses and malware to ensure quick and clean recovery. 

Visibility and Control

View breach attempt activity and control security and file backup settings through our MyAccount customer portal.

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Learn how we can help support your business needs and challenges with a comprehensive plan. Speak to our experts with a dedicated appointment that works for you. We can provide business solutions and help answer any questions.

Small Business Cybersecurity Services

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Defend Your Business

Minimize risk of revenue loss, high recovery costs and reputational damage with cyber-defense for your network, devices and data.

Security protected

Proactive Defense

Block access to websites known to host ransomware, malware, phishing and other threats.

Business device

Protect Your Business Devices

Anti-virus and malware protection for internet connected devices while in the office or working remotely.

Internet data

Data Loss Protection

Avoid loss of critical files that can result from cyberattacks, accidental deletion and device loss with cloud backup and recovery.

Time bound deployment

Deploy Protection Within Minutes

No hardware to install and activation does not require IT expertise.

Account services

Easy to Use

Use our self-help portal to monitor activity, set web filters and control backup settings from any Internet connected device.

Small Business Cybersecurity Solutions

Cloud security


Minimize risk of cyberattacks, which can result in productivity drain, high recovery costs, extortion payments and reputational damage.

Cloud storage


Safeguard critical business files with automatic cloud backup for business devices.

Data transport


Minimize downtime with quick and clean file recovery.

Importance of Cybersecurity for Business

The increasingly complex cyber threat landscape is daunting for many small businesses. Whether in the office or working remotely, ensure your company network and devices stay protected against threats, like spyware, ransomware, phishing and viruses with the help of Cox Business Essential Security.


  • Block threats before they reach your network and mobile devices
  • Implement content filtering to prevent access to gambling, adult, other inappropriate sites
  • Help minimize downtime in the event of data loss with quick and clean file restoration

Small Business Malware Protection

Cyber-attacks can make your business vulnerable to data breaches and impact your reputation, operations, employees and finances. Cox MalBlock safeguards your network against a variety of common online threats, including:


Botnets are software robots remotely controlled by a hacker trying to gain control of your network system. These bots have been infected with malware designed to steal critical information stored on your network-enabled devices.


Ransomware is a type of malware typically deployed through spam e-mails. Using ransomware, hackers can hold your organization’s files, databases or applications hostage.


Viruses come disguised in many forms, such as email attachments or Internet downloads. A virus can quickly spread throughout your network spamming your email contacts and stealing critical data.


A computer worm spreads copies of itself throughout your devices. Worms can modify or delete your files, deplete your bandwidth and allow hackers to gain control of your network.


Spyware is an invisible application designed to track devices on your network. The longer spyware goes undetected the more harmful it can be, giving cybercriminals access to your company’s passwords and sensitive information.

Trojan Horses

A Trojan horse is a delivery method where an attacker hides a malicious code within a valid software program that can be accidentally installed by users on your network. This type of malware can track your employees online and steal sensitive information.

Small Business Cybersecurity Resources

Cox Business provides a variety of cybersecurity solutions to best meet the needs of our small business customers. We offer network and device protection, as well as file protection to help ensure your assets are safe from threats, like ransomware, malware, viruses, botnets and more.

Our cybersecurity solutions work by aiming to block most threats before they reach your network, data and business devices even when employees are working remotely. Through our file protection solution, files are encrypted and can be scanned for viruses. In the event of a cyber-attack, backed up files can be restored quickly and clean with minimal downtime. 

Protecting against the cyber threat landscape is crucial. Businesses of all sizes are being targeted, creating a daunting problem for many organizations. Downtime and data breaches can result in revenue loss, high recovery costs, damage to reputation and in worst case scenarios, put a company out of business. It’s essential to protect your business, employees and customer with a multi-pronged approach. Contact a Cox Business representative to learn more.

Cox Business Essential Security is a cloud-based subscription service. It provides your network with its first line of defense against threats on the Internet. Our cybersecurity solution analyzes activity patterns online to automatically uncover current and emerging threats to your network. Full protection can be established quickly, meaning little to no downtime. After Cox changes a setting on your Internet connection, your business will receive device protection against a wide variety of threats that can lead to fraud, malware, phishing and more.

Cox Business Essential Security pricing will vary depending on the type of malware protection you choose, your Cox Business Internet package and your location. Our services feature DNS content filtering, which allows you to block website categories that expose you to threats, liability and lost productivity. Essential Security packages start at $35.00 a month. Explore your options online or speak with one of our Cox Business Representatives to learn more about pricing for your specific plan.

The best provider for your business will depend on your specific needs. Cox Business Essential Security is a cloud-based solution that eliminates the need for ongoing management by automatically protecting every device on your network. Businesses that use the cloud to store important data and have multiple users on their network can benefit from this convenient security service.

Small businesses are common targets for cyberattacks due to their limited resources and potentially weaker cybersecurity measures. Some of the most common cyberattacks on small businesses include phishing, spear phishing, ransomware, malware, spyware, botnets, man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks, denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS).  Vulnerabilities like out-of-date software patches, weak passwords, unprotected IoT devices and lack of organizational awareness are often exploited by hackers.  
To mitigate these risks, small businesses should invest in cybersecurity. Employee training, regular software updates, data encryption, and the implementation of firewalls and antivirus solutions can help. Be sure to back data up regularly and put an incident response plan in place in case of a cyber attack.

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Essential Security is available to new and current Cox Business Internet subscribers in Cox service areas and can be purchased as a standard or premium package. All Cox Business services are provided subject to Cox Business General Terms (including mandatory arbitration provisions), Acceptable Use Policy (including Cox's right to terminate service for abuse of network), and other policies, which may be found at https://www.cox.com/aboutus/policies.html. Other restrictions apply. © 2024 Cox Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.

Ransomware statistic provided by Proofpoint, 2022. (https://go.proofpoint.com/en-2022-state-of-the-phish.html).