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Cox Provides Safer Online Backup

Cliff Boodoosingh, Editor on October 05, 2011
Cox Provides Safer Internet Experience with Enhanced Security, Parental Controls, Online Backup

ATLANTA, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications has launched several new Internet service features to help customers protect and store information and keep their families safer online. The comprehensive set of tools is free for all Cox High Speed Internet subscribers and includes Cox Security Suite Plus Powered By McAfee®, McAfee Family Protection and Cox Secure Online Backup.

"In addition to award-winning speed and service, Cox offers robust features that provide exceptional value and convenience and help ensure a positive and safe online experience," said Philip Nutsugah, vice president of voice and data product management and development.

The new features are available in all Cox markets and are automatically included with Cox High Speed Internet Service. Customers can activate each feature and establish custom settings via Cox's dedicated site or from the Internet Tools portal.

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. Storage amount included is free and varies by tier:

    * Starter and Essential – 1 GB
    * Preferred – 5 GB
    * Premier – 50 GB
    * Ultimate – Unlimited

In addition to offering enhanced security and backup capabilities, Cox continues to educate and empower parents, caregivers and teens about safe communications behaviors through its Take Charge! resources online and supporting programs nationwide.

Cox Communication's High Speed Internet service was recently rated "Fastest in the U.S." by, 44 percent faster than the average Internet service provider.

Cox has deployed next-generation cable broadband DOCSIS 3.0 technology to all its service areas.

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 more than 6 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 its 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 Telecommunications; for six 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

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