The 159,000 members of the $1.7 billion NEFCU in Westbury, N.Y., can now choose to protect their online banking presence with the use of Trusteer Rapport cybercrime prevention software, the company and credit union said.
The solution from Boston-based Trusteer is a cost- and maintenance-free installation in the members’ Web browser on PCs or Macs that protects against installation of malware and phishing attacks, while also meeting authentication requirements in the FFIEC guidance issued in June, the company said.
NEFCU said it adopted the Rapport software after testing it on the recommendation of its Internet banking provider, Intuit Financial Services.
“NEFCU considers Internet security a top priority, and Trusteer Rapport creates a new layer of security at the point where there was vulnerability before, at the end-users’ PC,” said John De Ieso, chief information officer at the Long Island credit union. “We feel a responsibility to take steps to protect our member’s critical information, and to reduce the opportunity for cybercriminals to prey on NEFCU members."
Trusteer said it now serves more than 175 financial institution clients, including more than 15 credit unions.