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Small Business Cybersecurity

Cox Business Essential Security

Cox Business Essential Security delivers layered protection against various cyber threats, while providing network and device protection, as well as file backup and recovery.

  • Antivirus protection for all business devices
  • Data loss protection with file backup and recovery
  • Easy activation with minimal downloads or configurations
  • Network defense from ransomware and other threats

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Importance of Cybersecurity

The increasingly complex cyber threat landscape is daunting for many 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

Benefits of Small Business Cybersecurity

Guard Against Cyber-Attacks

Businesses relying on the cloud to store customer data can gain peace of mind knowing their systems are automatically protected against current and emerging Internet threats, including access to websites known to host malware, phishing and ransomware.

Network Protection

Automatically receive malware protection for devices connected to the DNS server.

Protection Within Minutes

Businesses storing confidential data on their network can benefit from an easily deployed protection service without the need for configuration or software downloads, providing an important layer of security.

Mobile Device Protection

Help protect business devices whether in the office or on the go with our mobile device protection feature. You’ll receive all the network capabilities you expect on your mobile devices.

Account Management

Easily manage security, access activity reports, set up content filtering and backup settings from any Internet-connected device with our secure online portal.

24/7 Customer Support

Whether you’re managing a large firm or busy growing your business, get help when you need it with around-the-clock customer support for your cybersecurity service.

Small Business Cybersecurity Solutions

Network Protection

Receive automatic protection from sophisticated cyber-attacks for all Internet-connected devices to help minimize the severe impacts of cyber-attacks, including business disruptions, unexpected IT costs and extortion payments.

Device Protection

Help keep your business safe from current and emerging cyber threats, including ransomware, malware, viruses and botnets by leveraging Cox small business antivirus solutions. Our software automatically helps detect and quarantine malware from computers and mobile devices before they can cause harm and blocks access to malicious websites.

Data Protection

Safeguard your business from data loss resulting from cyber-attacks, human error, device loss or theft and equipment failure by backing up your computers and mobile devices. In the event of data loss, files can be restored with minimal downtime, so your business can get back up and running as soon as possible.

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.

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Small Business Cybersecurity FAQs

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.

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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. © 2023 Cox Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.

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