Digital Security by ADT launches Identity Protection nationwide

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT recently announced Digital Security by ADT, a cybersecurity service that will offer peace of mind at home and on-the-go by helping protect a customer’s personal identity, digital data, home network and financial information, and is backed by live operators 24/7.

“Since ADT began in 1874, our mission has been to help keep families and homes safe,” Jim DeVries, current president and incoming chief executive officer of ADT, said in the announcement. “With online threats occurring more often than ever before, our mission evolved to not only help protect the premises, but also people on the go and their network and digital identity.”

Starting Sept. 6, Identity Protection will be exclusively available on ADT’s e-commerce platform. Digital Security by ADT provides cybersecurity options for every consumer, including different levels of identity theft monitoring and protection, a personal secure virtual network (VPN) for app-based Wi-Fi privacy outside of the home, and home network security using the secure Wi-Fi router, which can be installed by a trained ADT technician.

ADT announced a range of services that Digital Security by ADT launched in early September or will provide later in the year. Its Identity Protection will provide monitoring and support to help customers minimize their risk of identity theft and loss exposure.

Dark Web Defense is one service coming later this year. It will help protect customers by continually monitoring the public and private Internet, notifying customers of possible suspicious activities associated with their personally identifiable information, including SSN, DOB, passport, drivers license, medical ID number, credit/debit cards, bank accounts, telephone numbers and email addresses.

Secure VPN, an app for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices coming in the fall, will help shield user’s information from cybercriminals attempting to hack into a user’s public Wi-Fi connection and intercept the data being sent to and received from computers or mobile devices.

Home Network Protection, another release scheduled for late this year, will encompass multiple digital security offerings, including an ADT-installed secure Wi-Fi router that helps protect customers’ home networks and an unlimited number of connected devices from cyber threats, as well as Secure VPN services, Sex Offender monitoring, and Dark Web Defense.