Verizon Extends Antivirus, Storage Support to Macs

Verizon on Monday announced that it is offering a Mac version of its Internet security suite and online backup service.

Customers can order the services independently or as part of a Verizon FIoS phone, Internet, and video bundle.

Verizon Internet Security Suite (VISS) offers virus protection, a firewall, and parental controls, while Verizon Online Backup and Sharing (VOBS) offers between 5 Gbytes and 250 GB of storage for a monthly fee.

"Mac users are an important and growing segment of the broadband community and Verizon is becoming more and more focused on providing them with services that enhance their online experiences," Susan Retta, Verizon vice president of consumer product management, said in a statement. "We want Mac fans to know they can turn to Verizon for online security they can’t get from cable."

Customers who sign up for a Verizon Internet, TV, and voice bundle can also subscribe to VISS and VOBS for $8.99 per month, which will provide security coverage for up to three computers and 25GB of online backup and storage.

New customers will get VISS and VOBS free for 30 days.,2817,2353434,00.asp

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