FREMONT, Calif., January 02, 2013 - Fremont Bank, a leading full-service community bank in California, is offering clients an additional layer of protection against fraud and theft during online banking sessions. TrustDefender™ Client is a software security program that Fremont Bank Personal Online Banking clients can now install for free to complement existing security programs and further protect personal financial information from cyber criminals.
“Fremont Bank is proud to offer clients the best tools available to safeguard their personal information and financial security,” said Fremont Bank Vice President of Retail Operations Patti Greenup. “TrustDefenderTM Client adds another critical layer to our robust security program, and we encourage all our Personal Online Banking Clients to take advantage of the additional layer of protection it provides.”
Greenup noted that cyber criminals use sophisticated malware and virus programs to infiltrate personal computers and steal financial information during online banking activity. TrustDefender™ Client helps protect clients from malware and viruses on their computer as well as programs that attempt to impersonate Fremont Bank's website; creating a secure environment to conduct online banking. According to Greenup, TrustDefender's ability to identify and neutralize threats before they become active is “the difference between financial security and becoming a statistic.”
Financial cybercrime targeting U.S. consumers has exploded in recent years, topping nearly $21 billion last year, according to the 2012 Norton Cybercrime Report released in September.
About Fremont Bank
Fremont Bank (www.fremontbank.com) is a leading retail and commercial bank, California mortgage lender, award-winning top philanthropic business and consistently ranks in Bay Area News Group’s “Top Bay Area Workplaces.” Founded in 1964, Fremont Bank is one of the oldest independent family-owned and managed banks in the state and focuses on personalized service for clients. It has 18 branches across the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and Monterey with loan production offices in Sacramento and Los Angeles counties. Find Fremont Bank on Facebook at www.fb.com/FremontBank and on Twitter at @FremontBank.