Cox Adds ‘McAfee SpamKiller’


Cox Communications Inc. is making "McAfee SpamKiller" available to its high-speed-data subscribers.

The MSO had already been offering McAfee "VirusScan," "Personal Firewall Plus," "Privacy Service" and "Web Essentials" since April, but SpamKiller may prove to be the most popular.

"McAfee SpamKiller is an excellent addition to Cox's portfolio of products available to enhance Cox High Speed Internet service," said Steve Gorman, Cox's executive director of marketing for residential Internet services, in a prepared statement.

Network Associates Inc., which produces the McAfee product line, said SpamKiller can protect against fraudulent e-mails, scams and virus hoaxes; it has password-protection software for families to use against unwanted content; it has a friends list that recognizes legitimate addresses; and it includes a filtering engine to continuously examine e-mail.