Verizon Internet Security Suite has the standard configuration items you would expect but, by cutting out some options that many people would not use, the interface is kept clean and uncluttered. For example, there is no option to set an update schedule - the program simply updates itself once every 3 hours. While some people may not like this loss of control, it does keep the program easy to use. The VISS Firewall is equally streamlined: it's easy to use and to configure. A helpful taskbar notification pop ups when an application has been blocked.
What has been said for the anti-virus part is also true for the anti-spyware module of VISS with the exception that programs can be trusted if you want. Advanced Protection is a service which constantly monitors your computer for suspicious activity of malware. VISS Fraud Protection is the synonym for anti-phishing by means of checking Browser URLs with an online database of scam sites.
Wi-Fi Security monitors your wireless connections and tightens security settings in appropriate situations - for example, when you're connecting through a wireless hotspit. Ad-hoc wireless networks are automatically disconnected unless trusted. An additional service is the Parental Control feature which offers a service exceeding that of Microsoft Vista’s integrated child protection and Internet safety software.
PC Tune-Up is a performance optimization service which lets you defragment your system’s hard disk and clean up unused files and temporary objects.
Should you be the victim of nagging pop-ups, just enable the VISS Pop-up blocker.
Privacy Manager lets you configure cookies and automatically remove tracking information from your computer. It also helps prevent certain protected information from leaving your computer. This feature performed great during my tests, so I really recommended that it be turned on (it's disabled by default).
Online backup as well as online sharing can be enabled for an additional service charge.