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AccessWest(sm) Online Banking Security

Community West Bank is committed to providing you with a private and secure Internet banking environment. That is why we use sophisticated security technologies to ensure that the transmitted data is secure.

Anytime you provide personal information (such as account number, password, transfer requests, etc.), we encrypt the data using 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. To support this technology, you need to have a SSL-capable browser. Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later; AOL 5.0 are all SSL-capable and will activate it automatically when you sign on to your account(s). We do not recommend use of the beta versions of these browsers.

You can tell if you are on a secure site by looking at the symbol at the bottom of your browser screen. If you are using Internet Explorer, the symbol is a lock. If the symbol is unbroken, you are using a secure server.

Users of Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 for Macintosh, and Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.05 for Macintosh will experience an additional dialog box stating "Certificate Authority Is Expired" when connecting securely with your site after January 1, 2000.

Customers must treat their Community West Bank AccessWestsm user ID and password with the same care that they treat their ATM or credit card PIN. In addition, an AccessWestsm user must make sure that no one is physically watching as his or her password is entered. If a user has logged onto AccessWestsm, the user should exit the browser when leaving the computer unattended. Users should also take the standard precautions to keep computers clean and free from viruses that could be used to capture password keystrokes.

Community West Bank views security as something that must be constantly maintained. New advances in security technology occur frequently, and Community West Bank is constantly enhancing its security architecture to ensure that it provides the highest level of privacy and safety available to its customers.


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