As we need more online security for our families and personal data it is good when Internet Service Providers make an effort to offer their customers solutions.  Cox Communications, which serves more than 6 million residential and business customers, has introduced new tools for their subscribers.

These tool come as part of their high speed Internet service offering and do not cost anything extra:

Cox Security Suite Plus Powered By McAfee® provides anti-virus, anti-spam, anti-spyware, anti-phishing, email and instant message protection and SiteAdvisor® Plus Web site rating on up to five PCs or Macs.

McAfee Family Protection allows parents to shield children of all ages from exposure to inappropriate content, social networking risks, strangers and other online threats. The software can also be used to manage the amount of time children spend online and to filter online TV shows, movies, explicit lyrics in iTunes™ music and objectionable YouTube videos.

Cox Secure Online Backup keeps files safe and secure via automatic backup. Customers can store photos, videos, music, personal information and documents securely online for additional protection from loss due to hard drive failure, fire, theft or flooding. A virtual drive feature on the desktop allows easy drag and drop into the online vault and files can be shared with friends and family according to custom access settings, anytime, anywhere.

I have always said on this blog that it does not matter to me what technology you use, just use something to protect your computer systems which in turn protect your family and your critical information.  The second part of security is knowledge.  Learn everything you can about the threats that are out there so you do not become a victim of anything untoward.

Cox Communications’ Take Charge! education initiative provides you the information you need to get in front of your families digital life and take the steps to protect yourselves.  The cost – ZERO. 

So what are you waiting for?