Is Online Banking secure?+
The latest in Internet security and user authentication is employed so that data being transmitted through the Online Banking system is protected from unauthorized access. The following outlines the methods in place to secure your privacy.
Digital IDs from Verisign
The Online Banking system uses digital ID's certified by Verisign, an industry leader in digital identification certificates, to authenticate user information and provide access to the data through the system. The Online Banking system, combined with digital ID authentication through Verisign, allow the server to implement Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, the standard technology for secure web-based communications.
Server access is protected using a firewall system and the leading firewall software. Firewalls provide secure access to the web server and its software by only allowing authorized traffic through to the server.
What You Can Do
Obtaining personal firewall protection is recommended for bank customers that use high-speed internet connections, such as DSL or cable. Such computers are more vulnerable to potential hackers. Ensure that you have anti-virus software installed and updated regularly.
Public email transmissions are not secure. We request that you do not send us or ask for personal, confidential or sensitive information via any general or public email system. You will find secure email capabilities within the Online Banking Message Center.