Cox Boosts Online Customer Protection with Launch of New, FREE Security Suite

Cox Security Suite powered by McAfee offers most comprehensive online protection in the industry

PHOENIX, Feb. 25 / / - Cox Communications is enhancing its online services and taking Web-based security protection for its high-speed Internet customers to a new level with the launch of the Cox Security Suite powered by McAfee. The easy-to-install service is available free to all Cox High Speed Internet customers.

"We were one of the first Internet service providers to offer a free security suite to our customers," says Tammy Heitkamp, a marketing director at Cox Communications Arizona. "And now we're partnering with McAfee, the industry leader in online security, to offer what amounts to an arsenal of tools to help keep families and home computers safe, protected and virus-free."

The new security suite will include a number of new features including:
o McAfee VirusScan
o PrivacyService
o SiteAdvisor

The Cox Security Suite powered by McAfee also includes anti-virus, anti- spyware, personal firewall protection, customer identity theft protection and parental control features to filter offensive content, pictures and Web sites.

Heitkamp says, "Parents can set Internet time limits, use custom keyword filtering and use a special image analysis feature to protect children from potentially offensive content and pictures online."

While these McAfee service offerings typically cost $69.95 per year, Cox High Speed Internet customers can download the new security suite free by logging onto Internet Tools via

Cox Communications Arizona

Cox Communications is the third largest cable provider and a multi-service broadband communications company serving nearly 3 million residential and business product subscribers in Arizona (a product subscriber represents an individual service purchased by a customer). In the metro Phoenix, Cox serves approximately 2.5 million product subscribers. In Southern Arizona, Cox serves approximately 400,000 product subscribers. Cox's 18,000-mile hybrid fiber coaxial cable network throughout Phoenix and Southern Arizona provides homes and businesses with digital television, high speed Internet, home networking, high-definition television and digital telephone service over its own nationwide IP network, as well as integrated wireless services in partnership with Sprint (NYSE:S). During the past four years, Cox has topped 10 J.D. Power and Associates' studies of customer satisfaction. Cox Media is responsible for the sale of cable advertising throughout Arizona. Cox Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc and serves approximately 6 million customers nationwide and wholly owns and operates the Travel Channel. Additional information about Cox in Arizona is available at

Source: Cox Communications Arizona

CONTACT: Linda Nofer, Media Relations of Cox Communications,

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