Commonwealth Bank partner with CA to offer free security

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Commonwealth Bank partner with CA to offer free security

Commonwealth Bank Australia is offering 25,000 Netbank customers free access to Computer Associates (CA) security software as it aims to improve security for its online services.

The first 25,000 NetBank customers who register will receive CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2008, valued at $69.95 which they can download from the internet or load via CD. For those that miss out, they can purchase the software for $34.95.

"The Commonwealth Bank is committed to ensuring our customers have access to the best online security systems and precautions possible, and that their personal details and finances are safe when transacting online," said Ross McEwan, group executive, Retail Banking Services.

CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2008 includes anti-virus, anti-spyware, personal firewall, anti-spam, anti-phishing parental controls, data backup and transfer capabilities.

In addition to the software, the Commonwealth Bank has deployed two factor authentication and improved detection and risk mitigation programs.

"In the past twelve months, NetCode SMS and Tokens, delayed third party payments, BPAY and third party limit changes and an improved Hawk-I fraud detection system have delivered improved levels of security for our customers’ private information and finances," McEwan said.

According to Dean Saunders, acting director of home and small office for CA Pacific: "CA is delighted to be partnering with the Commonwealth Bank to ensure their NetBank customers have quality PC protection, in particular when consumers are banking online."

Commonwealth Bank customers will have access to CA Software’s free Australia based phone and 24 X 7 online technical support for the life of their subscription," Saunders said.

NetBank customers will be able to register for the free software online through NetBank by completing a quiz.
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