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by Art Jahnke

Yahoo, SBC Offer Security Suite

May 17, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Infoworld reports that Yahoo and telecommunication partner SBC Communications rolled out a free suite of security software to their U.S. DSL (digital subscriber line) customers on Tuesday, saying the move comes in response to customer demand for stronger online protection. The suite includes antispyware and antivirus tools, a pop-up blocker, parental controls, and e-mail protection. SBC Yahoo DSL subscribers can manage the tools from an integrated dashboard, the companies said.

The move is the latest among security offerings served up by Internet service providers that have been under pressure to keep up with growing online threats. America Online (AOL) has its own security tools for broadband customers, including a personal firewall, antivirus protection, and parental controls.