Comcast Introduces New Internet Safety Solutions
The new internet safety solutions and resources include Comcastâ€™s new desktop application - Constant Guard Protection Suite and Identity Guard identity theft protection service.
Constant Guard Protection Suite is a $360 value and helps customers secure their personal and financial information from cyber criminals.
The Constant Guard Protection Suite helps the users to protect against malicious software designed to steal passwords and online account information, secure passwords and conveniently remember them for you, provide one-click secure login to banks, shopping websites and online accounts.
The application also helps to protect credit cards when used online, and conceal keystrokes of what you type online thereby shielding personal and financial information from being copied or stolen.
For ongoing bot detection and notification efforts, Comcast has also added a new theft protection services from Intersections' Identity Guard that helps the customers to protect from identity theft both online and offline. It is available in three levels of service.
The first level of service - Essentials, for Xfinity internet subscription that includes lost wallet protection, support from identity theft protection experts on what to do if youâ€™re a victim of identity theft, and online financial tools, for no additional costs.
Customers can also upgrade their service to include even more protection, such as proactive monitoring and alerts of personal information including social security numbers, access to full credit profile and scores, and visibility to public records.
Only Xfinity Internet customers can get the preferred package at a discounted rate of $7.99 per month or a premier package also at a discounted rate of $12.99 per month as compared to the regular retail price.
Cathy Avgiris, senior vice president and general manager of communications and data services for Comcast Cable, said: â€œWe know consumers are increasingly concerned about online identity theft. By adding identity theft protection to our Constant Guard Security Suite arsenal, Comcast now offers the most comprehensive online security protection of any major internet service provider in the US.â€
Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal.
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