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Security
Security is the most important issue SunTrust faces in making Online Banking available for our customers. Using industry standard security techniques ensures that your personal and financial information remains confidential. SunTrust uses security technologies such as your personal customer number and password, encryption and firewalls. The combination of your customer number and password enables you to be uniquely identified to SunTrust Online Banking. It is your responsibility to keep your password secure. You will also need to use a secure browser. Certain browsers have the ability to communicate securely by encrypting the information as it passes across the Internet. This method of communication is called Secure Socket Layer (SSL). SunTrust requires the use of a secure browser before you connect to Online Banking. Additionally, your information passes through a "firewall" which is a computer specifically designed to keep out unauthorized users.

Your Internet Browser

How to ensure that your session is secure!
Once you've downloaded and installed your browser, here's how you can check for yourself that your Online Banking session is secure. As you browse through the resources available on the Internet, you'll notice that your browser's status bar changes with the Web page you have loaded. For example, check your Netscape browser for the security icon in the lower left corner of the browser. Microsoft displays the icon in the lower right corner of the browser window. You should see a pad lock graphic either locked or unlocked like this:

  Secure UnSecure
Microsoft Internet Explorer Explorer Secure N/A
Netscape Communicator 4.0 Netscape Secure Netscape UnSecure
 
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