Bank considers the security of your financial
information a top priority. We take extensive security measures to ensure
a safe and reliable Internet experience for our customers.
The first level of security is password protection. To
gain access to accounts, users verify their identity with a password.
The second level of security is firewall protection. All
Bank systems are protected with firewalls that limit
access to only those customers providing the proper passwords.
The third level of security is 128 bit key SSL encryption.
Before data is exchanged between the customer and the bank, it is encoded
or scrambled with 128 bit key SSL encryption.
Additionally, the federal government provides significant
protection. The same law protecting you from fraudulent credit card usage
also protects you from unauthorized Internet banking activity.
Even with all the security precautions we have in place,
we need your help in making your accounts as secure as possible. To that
end, Bank recommends customers practice the following
Keep Ids and passwords confidential
Use passwords that include
letters and numbers that are not easily discernable
Change your passwords frequently
Use different passwords for
each online service
The Internet was not originally designed for open access
by the general public. However, the popularity and acceptance of the
Internet created the demand for more and more companies to make information
available from internal computer systems. One of the ways to meet this
need is for the bank to install and maintain a security firewall on the
Firewalls provide that every request for information is authenticated
and provided only to the authorized individual. In addition all activity
passing through the firewall is documented.
128 Bit Key SSL Encryption
All data exchanged over the Internet is divided into small
units and sent in envelope packets. Upon arriving at the computer that
requested the information, the packets are reassembled into the original
For Internet transactions and communications, you must
employ a method of securing these packets as they travel across the Internet.
Secure Socket Layer, or SSL, is a method for encrypting and decrypting
packets of data as they are exchanged using a known only to the data’s
sender and recipient. SSL locks the data so that regardless of the path
the data takes as it passes across the Internet, it only can be opened
at the end with the proper key or combination to the lock on the data.
SSL technology is widely accepted today because the combination
needed to unlock encrypted data is 128 characters long.