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What is the Verizon Internet Security Suite?

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Verizon Internet Security Suite is a subscription service from Verizon that protects smartphones, tablets, and PC and Mac computers from security threats. All devices using Verizon Internet Security Suite have protection from dangerous websites as well as antivirus, antispyware and antiphishing capabilities. The service bills monthly to a Verizon account.

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Verizon Internet Security Suite has parental controls and firewall protection for PC and Mac devices. The software protects personal computers from spam and social network threats while monitoring critical updates to ensure the computer is not vulnerable to known attacks. Verizon provides a full list of system requirements on the company website, as of 2015.

The suite's App Alert service monitors applications installed on smartphones and tablets and automatically limits access to programs requesting too much system control. This service also queries a central blacklist and blocks apps that are verified as malicious. A lock feature prevents users from opening restricted programs without knowing the Verizon Internet Security Suite password.

A call and SMS filter prevents spam via calls, text messages and multimedia messages on Android devices. Users add incorrect numbers or problem callers to this list to block harassing or unsolicited communications. Subscribers can also remotely locate, lock and wipe their phone or tablet to prevent it from becoming lost or falling into a thief's control.

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