Why Secure Email
By itself, Internet e-mail is an insecure communications channel. Messages sent via standard Internet e-mail travel in “plain text” and cross many networks before reaching their final destination. As a result, an opportunity exists for prying eyes to eavesdrop on e-mail messages as they traverse these various networks. Since confidentiality cannot be guaranteed, standard Internet e-mail should not be used to exchange sensitive or private information such as social security numbers, bank account numbers, financial statements, etc.
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Secure messaging ensures against card fraud and consumer identity theft. It’s also an effective way to conduct financial business. To protect consumer data and comply with improved best practice standards, all e-mail communication you receive from us containing personally identifiable financial information will take advantage of Gladiator eShield encryption services. Grand Savings Bank prides itself in its customer service and believes this new feature will provide both safety and convenience to our customers.
How Secure Email Works
When the Bank sends you a secure e-mail message, the message is sent to a secure data center called the Grand Savings Bank Gladiator eShield, where it will be held for you to retrieve. At the same time, a notification message is sent to you to inform you that a secure e-mail message is waiting to be retrieved. The notification message will contain a link to the Grand Savings Bank Gladiator eShield. Simply click the link, log into the secure web site, and retrieve your message.