Australian credit union BCU is to perform security healthchecks on customer computers before they bank online, using technology provided by security outfit TrustDefender.
The TrustDefender package will be applied free-of-charge to all BCU online customers beginning this month.
The software will perform a security health check on the consumer's PC or mobile computing device during the click through period to the login page. The scan will identify any unknown crimeware that may exist on the consumer's machine which has not otherwise been identified by their firewall or antivirus software before the consumer logs into any online Website and enters their password, security token keys and other ID protocol.
Ray Battle, CEO of BCU, says the arrangement will offer customers a "quarantined" banking session when they transact with the credit union.
"While we have many layers of security, the weak link in the chain is usually the home or business computer. Often people don't even have the basics such as firewalls or anti virus software installed on their computer," he says. "TrustDefender effectively provides our members with a third layer of security for Internet banking, which will also give them increased peace of mind."