CAPE Credit Union to Deploy TrustDefender -- Making Enhanced Protection for Members a Top Priority

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Fuel and energy financial institution, CAPE Credit Union, announces that it will provide the TrustDefender online transaction security solution to all its customers -- free of charge -- thereby joining a new era in transacting online!

We feel sure that this will lead to an increase in the use of Internet banking by our members, who will now be able to enjoy the convenience of anywhere, anytime management of their finances, with the peace of mind that they are doing the most they can to protect their money and identity

TrustDefender, a leading provider of 'On Demand' Security Technologies, announced today that it has signed a partnership with growing Australian fuel and energy financial institution, CAPE Credit Union. The new partnership will see CAPE Credit Union provide all of its members with TrustDefender's award-winning online transaction security solution in order to enhance authentication and protection when its members bank online.

CAPE Credit Union joins BCU in the proactive move to provide customers and members of financial institutions with an enhanced level of security protection that is not yet offered by any other bank or financial institution around the world.

"What attracted us to TrustDefender was the fact that cybercrime is becoming an issue for financial institutions worldwide and our members. So, to clearly demonstrate that security is absolutely one of our top priorities, we decided to provide our members with the best technology available in order to enhance the computer security of our members when they are banking online. We identified TrustDefender as an outstanding emerging technology that complements other initiatives by CAPE and by our members to provide an extra layer of security to that enables our members to enhance protection at their end, which will also give them increased peace of mind," commented Steve Warren, CEO of CAPE Credit Union.

"While we have many layers of security, the weak link in the chain is usually the home or business computer. Often, people don't even have the basics such as firewalls or antivirus software installed on their computers. By offering TrustDefender to all our members through our website -- free of charge -- we know that our customers will have the additional security of having their banking sessions quarantined while they transact with us," he added.

TrustDefender performs a security health check on the consumer's PC or mobile computing device during the click-through period to the login page. This security health check can identify any known, and importantly, any unknown crimeware that may exist on the consumer's machine which has not otherwise been identified by their firewall or antivirus software before the consumer logs into any online website and enters his / her password, security token keys and other ID protocols.

TrustDefender also applies specific security policies and rules -- set by the financial institution -- prior to login, thereby ensuring that any online transactions the consumer conducts won't fall prey to an online fraudster or identity thieves. This gives the consumer true 'peace of mind' that their confidential information is secure, both before and during the period of their transaction.

"We've always provided free Internet banking, so this is just another reason for people to switch to CAPE Credit Union. By providing the TrustDefender security solution to our customers free of charge, we are not only becoming one of the leading financial institutions to adopt TrustDefender, but we're also offering our members access to a solution to enhance their own protection from online fraud and identify theft.

"We feel sure that this will lead to an increase in the use of Internet banking by our members, who will now be able to enjoy the convenience of anywhere, anytime management of their finances, with the peace of mind that they are doing the most they can to protect their money and identity," Mr Warren concluded.

About CAPE Credit Union: CAPE Credit Union was established in 1969 and is currently enjoying its 39th year of operation. The Credit Union provides a wide range of financial services and banking products to employees and families of Caltex and Alinta (formally AGL) and also has a community presence in the Sydney suburb of Kurnell. Unlike banks and other non-mutual organisations, CAPE Credit Union is a mutual organisation where its members (customers) are also the shareholders. This means that members have an equal say in how the company is run and all profits and operating surpluses are returned to the members, either by way of lower interest loans, higher interest savings or additional member services.

About TrustDefender: TrustDefender is a worldwide leading provider of 'On Demand Endpoint Security Solutions' to safeguard online business transactions. With its Guaranteed Authentication Program (GAP) protection, TrustDefender is able to guarantee the authenticity of a website. The secure lockdown, safe & secure mode, two factor authentication and the TrustedSurfing database complete the holistic security solution. The secure policy engine allows online businesses to educate and enforce the compliance of a home user's PC to their security policies. TrustDefender is the world's first security solution which enables online businesses to integrate the home user's PC into the overall security solution.

TrustDefender was founded in 2005 and is based in Sydney, Australia.

About TrustDefender security solutions: TrustDefender employs an enhanced sophisticated 'Rootkit' detection technology and 'Kernel Forensics Engine' that will detect, isolate and secure the PC from highly sophisticated Trojans, viruses and other malicious software during online transactions.

The detailed forensics and intelligence of the TrustDefender system make it the only solution capable of truly 'protecting' consumers and banks, financial institutions, eGovernment and online merchants against the undetectable and harmful crimeware that is constantly appearing to threaten the online environment.

The secure policy engine allows online businesses to educate and enforce the compliance of a home user's PC to their security policies. TrustDefender is the world's first security solution which enables online businesses to integrate the home user's PC into the overall security solution.

For more information visit: http://www.trustdefender.com.

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Kerryn Nelson
Managing Director
Big Mouth Marketing Communications P/L
Ph: +61 3 9558 3122 / +61 417 035 536
E: kerryn.nelson@bigmouth.net.au

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