October 2, 2008

Livia Web Protection Delivers Filtering Technology to Support National Cyber Security Awareness Month


Contact: Ronnie Manning of Mynt Public Relations, +1-619-822- 2239, [email protected], for Total Tech

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Total Tech, a provider of innovative Internet security solutions, today announced its support this October for the Fifth Annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month to help increase consumer awareness of the dangers that exist online and develop best practices to avoid being a victim of cybercrime.

Established by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a non- profit partnership of educational institutions, professional organizations, corporations and the Federal government, National Cyber Security Awareness Month was developed to raise awareness about cyber security and online safety. Today's evolving Web-based threats such as phishing attacks, spyware and identity theft are top concerns for the NCSA. By utilizing proper precautions such as multiple passwords, updated security patches, and software solutions, home users can build a strong defense against cyber crime.

"Online threats and attacks are aimed at consumers and businesses 365 days a year," said Ken Hamilton, CEO for Total Tech. "Parents, children, and families as a whole are faced with an onslaught of new Web-based attacks designed to trick them to divulge personal information or install malicious code on their computers. It's important to have this National Cyber Security Awareness Month to boost consumer alertness levels to help educate them on online threats and provide solutions that aid in security."

To support National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Livia Web Protection, an easy-to-use Web filtering and security solution for the home, provides a layer of protection that safeguards families from online dangers while helping parents manage how their children use the Internet. Built on industry-leading Web security technology from Websense, Inc. that safeguards more than 42 million employees and students worldwide, Livia protects children from adult and other undesirable content, while securing family computers from Web-based threats and cybercriminals.

With Livia Web Protection, once filtering policies are quickly and easily set, browsing to specific Web sites is either allowed or blocked, based on the category of those sites. For example, if a child were accidentally to follow a link within a fraudulent phishing email, access to that Web site will be automatically denied as a security risk.

"This month, our objective is to have Americans examine what type of security and Internet safety practices they have in place," said Michael Kaiser, NCSA Executive Director. "Everyone should have their security software and tools, such as anti-virus, anti-spyware and a firewall installed and up-to-date. These core protections will prevent the vast majority of cyber threats home users face."

Livia Web Protection delivers the most comprehensive, accurate Web protection available using the Websense database of more than 40 million Web sites, which is updated in real-time as new security threats are discovered.

Livia Web Protection is available today from Total Tech. For more information, please visit http://www.liviaweb.com. For more information on the National Cyber Security Awareness Month, please visit the NCSA at http://www.staysafeonline.org.

About Total Tech

Founded in 2004, Total Tech is a provider of innovative Internet security solutions for the business and consumer markets. The company provides proactive critical network and Internet security solutions that complement and support traditional security measures. Total Tech products and services are maintained by certified technical professionals that are committed to supporting the needs of our customers. For more information, please visit http:// www.1totaltech.comor http://www.liviaweb.com.

About NCSA

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is a collaborative effort among experts in the security, non-profit, academic and government fields to teach consumers, small businesses and members of the education community about Internet security. The NCSA aims to increase awareness of the risks associated with Internet use and how to guard against them. For details visit http:// www.staysafeonline.org.

SOURCE Total Tech

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