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Cox Business Partners with McAfee® to Protect Customers From Online Threats with Complimentary 'Cox Business Security Suite'

Comprehensive SMB Security Solution provides five layers of protection and is powered by McAfee's technology

ATLANTA, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Business announced today the launch of Cox Business Security Suite, an efficient and reliable solution to secure business software and data, which will be powered by industry-leading McAfee SAAS security technology. Cox Business Security Suite is available now in Roanoke and Hampton Roads, both part of Cox's Virginia market. The company plans to extend the product to additional markets in 2010. The total protection solution is a free service for Cox Business Internet(SM) subscribers.

Among other features, Cox Business Security Suite includes:

  • McAfee® Site Advisor® technology, a website safety advisor that uses simple color codes to identify risky websites so users can safely surf the Web and transact online
  • Anti-virus, anti-phishing, anti-spyware software
  • SAAS provides automatic updates and upgrades
  • Firewall and identify theft  protection
  • Centralized web-based  management in the SecurityCenter console enables ease for IT administrators and office supervisors
  • Customizable installations, reports and automatic updates

"Cox Business Security Suite further enhances the value of Cox Business Internet and provides a vital service to our customers," said Kristine Faulkner, Cox Business' vice president of product development and business. "Companies cannot afford to have Internet security failures interrupt their daily business, so they must safeguard against viruses, hackers and other developing web threats. Cox Business is helping our customers focus on their core business and the bottom line. If purchased independently, a similar service package with 10 licenses could cost them up to $350 annually."

The solution is both time and cost efficient. Cox Business Security Suite minimizes system downtime and provides uninterrupted protection with automatic scans and updates to ensure small business users are safe from ongoing online threats and cybercriminals. From the web-based SecurityCenter console users can centralize installation, configuration, reporting and set policies and manage office groups or individual PCs, as well as customized reporting widgets and scheduling on demand scans.

Customers will receive between 2 and 10 licenses, based on their high-speed data tier package. If needed, a Cox Business data customer can purchase additional licenses in packages of 5, 10, 15 and 25. Customers simply login to MyAccount, the Cox Business customer management portal, to activate Cox Business Security Suite.

"Small business owners often feel vulnerable when they are conducting online financial transactions and they want to protect work computers with features that can block access to dangerous websites," Todd Gebhart, executive vice president and general manager of the McAfee consumer, mobile and small business group. "With McAfee technology in place, Cox's business customers can feel confident that they have the number one ranked malware protection* to help keep their small-business office safe online."

Cox Business Security Suite joins an award-winning data services portfolio with solutions such as online backup. Cox Business provides voice, data and video services for nearly 250,000 small and regional businesses, including healthcare providers, K-12 and higher education, financial institutions and federal, state and local government organizations. According to Vertical Systems Group, Cox Business is the fourth largest provider of business Ethernet services in the U.S. based on customer ports. Cox is currently the seventh largest voice service provider in the U.S. and supports more than 700,000 business phone lines. For more information about Cox Business, Click Here or call 1-800-396-1609.

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves 6.2 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising. Cox is known for pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces.

For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunication; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity; and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at and

About McAfee, Inc.

McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE), headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the world's largest dedicated security technology company.  McAfee is committed to relentlessly tackling the world's toughest security challenges. The company delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the Web more securely. Backed by an award-winning research team, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security.

McAfee, SiteAdvisor, Active Protection, and Internet Security are registered trademarks or trademarks of McAfee, Inc., or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others. The product plans, specifications and descriptions herein are provided for information only and subject to change without notice, and are provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied. ©2008 McAfee, Inc. All rights reserved.

(1) malware detection results published in ComputerBild magazine (issue 26, December 5th, 2009)

SOURCE Cox Communications

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