CBA dishes out CA's Internet security software

CBA dishes out CA's Internet security software

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is giving away Internet security software from Computer Associates to 25,000 users of its Web banking system, NetBank.

The bank says the first 25,000 customers that register for NetBank and complete a quiz will receive a free one year subscription for Computer Associates' Internet Security Suite Plus 2008, which can downloaded or installed using a CD.

CBA says it will offer the anti-virus technology for A$34.95, nearly half its A$69.95 value, to customers who miss out on the give-away.

The package provides protection against viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware threats, spam and phishing. It also includes a personal firewall, parental controls and data backup and transfer.

Ross McEwan, group executive, retail banking services, Commonwealth Bank, says the bank's research has found that over 80% of NetBank customers have already installed PC security software, but it is looking to support the customers that don't have any anti-virus technology installed.

"Anti Virus software on home personal computers is just one additional security barrier that can provide assurance for customers when banking or transacting online, or generally surfing the Web," says McEwan.

Earlier this year the bank rolled out free two-factor authentication tokens to 30,000 "highly active" NetBank users.

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