Info Security Products Guide Names Verizon Internet Security Suite Winner of the 2009 Global Excellence Award for Best Internet Security Solution

NEW YORK - The Verizon Internet Security Suite (VISS) has been recognized as one of the best products for Internet security worldwide.

Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading publication on security-related products and technologies, has named VISS the winner of the 2009 Global Product Excellence in Internet Security Solutions Customer Trust Award. The award honors VISS as an industry-leading service and ranks it among the best in the world.  The winners in various categories were chosen based on votes from more than 10,900 product users and prospective users from around the world who were asked to pick those providers and applications they trust to protect their digital assets.

"In an interconnected world, threats have no boundaries and security has to remain a prime requirement," says Rake Narang, editor-in-chief of Info Security Products Guide. "We are pleased to honor Verizon Internet Security Suite as an Info Security Global Excellence Award winner for 2009."

VISS provides subscribers with a comprehensive set of PC security, protection and performance-optimization services delivered on demand through Verizon on a monthly subscription basis. The software operates in the background of PCs to protect Internet users on several fronts. Key features of the service include: Anti-Virus, Firewall, Anti-Spyware, Fraud Protection, Parental Control, Wi-Fi Security, Advance Protection, PC Tune-Up, Pop-up Blocker and Privacy Manager.

"This important recognition of VISS by Info Security Products Guide validates the efforts Verizon has put into providing our customers one of the best online security software products on the market today," said Bill Heilig, vice president for Verizon corporate marketing.

Earlier this year, VISS also was named one of six finalists in the category of Best Security Solution for the 2009 CODiE Awards, sponsored by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).  The winners of the CODiE Awards, the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program, will be announced next month.

Verizon also offers its broadband customers free parental controls through VISS and has launched a Parental Control Center offering tips and tools for parents on how to protect their children when they're online.  The center features simple downloading of the parental-control software and tutorials on subjects such as social networking and safe surfing for kids. Links are available to Web sites for organizations like WiredSafety, the largest cybersafety organization, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Cyber Tipline.  The center is available at www.verizon.net/parentalcontrol.

About Info Security Products Guide
Info Security Products Guide is a media sponsor of RSA Conference 2009 and Technosium Executive Alliance Forums engaging Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). As a technology research and advisory publication, it plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow's technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. The Info Security Products Guide awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit www.infosecurityproductsguide.com and stay secured.

About Verizon Communications Inc.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 80 million customers nationwide.  Verizon's Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world, and Verizon Telecom, which brings customers the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of nearly 224,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of more than $97 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.