Telus today announced it has partnered with NortonLifeLock to help protect customer devices and data, part of the launch of Telus Online Security.
Telus Online Security includes Norton 360 Basic and Norton 360 with LifeLock Basic Plus, to offer cyber and device security and online privacy services.
“Our customers’ safety and well-being are of the utmost importance to TELUS. Leveraging our PureFibre network, the #1 network for speed and reliability, TELUS SmartHome Security is a leader in physical security, and now with TELUS Online Security, we are making it easier than ever to help our customers proactively safeguard their data, devices, and online privacy,” said Zainul Mawji, President of Home Solutions at TELUS, in an issued statement.
Norton 360 Basic ($6/month) will offer real-time protection for up to two devices (computers, smartphones, tablets, etc) again ransomware, viruses, spyware and other online threats.
There’s a Smart Firewall to protect device data from being monitored and also halt suspicious network traffic. Included is a Secure VPN for use with public Wi-Fi (supports 2 devices), while a Password Manager also is available, along with monitoring unauthorized usage of your webcam. LifeLock also will monitor the dark web for your personal information.
The Norton 360 with LifeLock Basic Plus ($10/month) includes all of the above, but adds credit monitoring, credit score access, identity reimbursement if you end up becoming a victim of identity fraud, backed by up to $25,000 of coverage for personal expenses related to identity restoration.
Telus says data from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre reveals Canadians lost $98 million to fraud in 2019, with the most profitable scams being phishing attempts ($21 million lost by Canadians), when fraudsters impersonate businesses or government to force victims into sending money.
In order to use Telus Online Security, you will need a Telus Internet Plan.
While those familiar with the internet and potential scams, this service probably isn’t for you. But for those new to the internet and need turn-key online protection, it may be a valuable service, but it does require a paid subscription.