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Verizon reminds college students about broadband internet security

August 13, 2009

Parents and college students are already preparing for the beginning of the fall semester. Verizon is advising them about the importance of maintaining a student's broadband internet security to protect their PCs from viruses.

An easy way to help protect irreplaceable data is with the Verizon Internet Security Suite (VISS) and the Verizon Online Backup and Sharing services. VISS updates automatically every three hours and protects against viruses and malware while students are online.

Another service, Verizon]s Online Backup & Sharing (VOBS), can preserve vital files such as course papers or digital photos.

"As parents and students make investments in their futures with tuition and other college expenses, they should also invest in protection from possible online attacks on students' PCs and make sure they back up critical documents and other important files," said Bill Heilig, Verizon vice president of corporate marketing.

Students do not have to be Verizon broadband internet subscribers to use these valuable services, but a discount is available to Verizon customers who include VISS and VOBS with their bundles of Verizon Internet, TV and voice services.

Earlier this year, Verizon announced the addition of Wi-Fi Security and Advance Protection features to its popular VISS online protection service.

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