Providing a secure environment for customers to transact foreign exchange across the Internet is a matter of great importance to ANZ. To address this issue, multiple security levels have been embedded within ANZ FX Online.
Security features include the following:
- Digital Certificates: Digital certificates are used to identify users. Digital certificates use public-key algorithms with a private key for identification and a public key required for verifying them.
- User-ID and Password are required to logon to ANZ FX Online Dealing. First-time ANZ FX Online Dealing customers are given a User-Id and a temporary password. Once logged on, customers will be required to change their first-time password.
- In addition, customers are required to change their passwords at a regular interval and will be automatically logged off (timed out) after a period of inactivity.
- A minimum of 128-bit Encryption technology is used to protect information passing between customers and ANZ over the Internet. This encryption technology reduces the risk of information transmitted between ANZ and its customers being intercepted.
- To ensure customer information on ANZ's own computer systems is protected, ANZ uses Firewall technology which acts as a "security door" between ANZ systems and the Internet. This is intended to ensure that only authorised access to our systems is permitted.