transactions are safe. Palmetto Heritage Bank & Trust works with
cutting-edge technology partners to ensure that the most secure
environment is made possible for our valued customers. We offer
you worry-free Internet banking. You can be completely confident
of the following security measures:
Our system ensures that data-exchanged between your PC and our computers
are encrypted with 128-bit encryption - the strongest encryption
available. Encryption is accomplished through Secure Sockets Layers
(SSL), which utilizes mathematical formulas to 'encrypt' or hide
information from prying eyes on the Internet. Additionally, if SSL
detects that data was added or deleted after you sent it to the
bank, the connection will be severed in order to guard against any
tampering. The most popular browsers have the SSL security feature
included. How can you tell if your browser is secure? Click
Our computer system does not connect directly to the Internet. It
is isolated from the network via a 'firewall.' A firewall is a combination
of software and hardware products that designate parameters, and
control and limit the access that outside computers have to the
banks' internal networks and databases. You can feel secure knowing
that our firewall protects your personal information from unauthorized
User IDs and passwords are isolated from the Internet by being stored
on Palmetto Heritage Bank & Trust's computer. This way, the passwords
and IDs can never be accessed or downloaded by anyone on the Internet.
Additionally, user passwords can vary from six to twelve alphanumeric
characters, which means the chance of randomly guessing a password
is less than one in one billion! The system also checks for invalid
logins and automatically disallows a user after three invalid attempts.
This prohibits the 'hacker' from gaining access to our system, thus
protecting your accounts.
You will be responsible for maintaining one of the most important
security measures: your password. When you receive your Palmetto
Heritage Bank & Trust on-line password, be sure to keep it a secret.
Memorize it, or write it down and keep it in a safe place. It is
not recommended you carry your password in your purse or wallet.
Make sure no one watches you enter your password and always close
your browser when leaving the computer. Make sure you regularly
scan your computer for viruses that could be used to capture password
keystrokes. You ultimately hold the key to your password security.