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Guardian Bank Security Measures

Guardian Bank is dedicated to protecting the financial information you entrust to us and helping protect you from identity theft. We have partnered with various organizations to ensure peace of mind each and every time you visit our site.

Guardian Website Security

The entire Guardian Bank web site is protected by "SSL" or "Secure Socket Layer" encryption technology. Encrypting your user activity keeps unwanted individuals from eavesdropping. This helps ensure that not only your online banking login process, but also your entire browsing experience at the Guardian Bank site is protected from any potential threats. The transfer of information between your computer and the Guardian Bank website is secure and safe.

Account Benefits

The Guardian Bank web site uses a certificate issued by GeoTrust, Inc. , the second largest digital certificate provider in the world.  Another way to make sure you are on the Guardian Bank website is to double-click the padlock icon. The certificate information should state that the certificate was issued by GeoTrust, Inc. to www.guardianbankonline.com.

Geotrust Logo

In addition, Guardian Bank has also partnered with Catbird Networks, Inc. to offer Pharming Shield®, a 24/7 monitoring of the site from pharming attacks.  A logo is located at the bottom of every page and is updated every two minutes ensuring the page has not been compromised.

Pharming Shield

 

Guardian Bank Secure Sign-On

Guardian Bank’s secure sign-on technology adds a layer of security for your personal and financial information.  When utilizing online banking you will be asked to create a username and password while also selecting  an image of your choosing.  This image will be shown each time you log in to ensure added verification and security.

Secure Sign-On Tips

  • Maintain the confidentiality of your username, password and picture to ensure single user acess
  • Upon log in, if the appropriate picture is not displayed, do not enter your password and contact a Guardian Bank representative immediately
  • Only access your accounts from a trusted computer running current anti-virus software
  • Do not use public computers to access your accounts
  • Never write down your password and change it regularly
  • Always log off your account when you are finished banking online
 

Guardian Mobile Banking Security

Guardian Bank's Mobile Banking platform has built-in security features including:

  • 128-bit encryption technology for all communications – communications are not allowed if a mobile device does not support this level of encryption
  • Personal or financial information is not stored on your phone and only retrieved when requested – information is not at risk if your phone is ever lost or stolen
  • You can utilize Bill Pay from your mobile device however you may not create a new payee – this is to prevent someone from taking your phone and making a payment to themselves
  • Mobile Banking will automatically log off after inactivity to protect your information in case your phone is lost or stolen while a valid session is active
  • Guardian Bank will never ask for personal information to verify account
  • Do not store your login information on your mobile device
  • Always keep a close account of your phone in public places
  • For access to financial information, use different passwords than those for your more common uses, such as email
  • Create a password that is at least eight characters in length and that you can remember without writing it down
  • Passwords that have uppercase and lowercase letters, plus numbers are more difficult for attackers to guess
  • Do not use a password that contains easily found information, like a birthday, pet's name, mother's maiden name, etc.
 

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