Home Account, the leading developer of Internet-based financial services, this week announced that its data center has earned the industry-leading ICSA TruSecure certification for the second year in a row. The annual re-certification is part of Home Account’s ongoing effort to increase usage and acceptance of Internet financial services – by both financial institutions and consumers — by ensuring the highest possible security for web-based transactions and information.
Home Account pioneered use of the ICSA certification standard in the financial services industry in May of 1998, when it became the first Internet financial services vendor to obtain certification. In addition to conducting ICSA TruSecure certification annually, Home Account’s data center is continuously monitored to ensure compliance with ICSA’s rigorous security standards.
“As Internet financial services continue to grow exponentially, our commitment to enabling our financial institution clients to offer their customers the most secure services possible grows as well,” said Randy Kahn, Chief Operating Officer of Home Account. “By obtaining annual verification using ICSA’s proven security standards and controls, we are easing customer security and privacy concerns and helping to build broader market acceptance for Internet financial services.”
“Financial services firms now represent 40 percent of ICSA’s customer base, led by Home Account, the forerunner in the trend toward adopting more stringent security standards,” said Peter Tippett, chairman and chief technologist at ICSA. “Today, Home Account continues to be a pioneer in recognizing that protecting customers’ security and privacy requires continuous effort.”
Earlier this year, Home Account announced a program that extends ICSA’s TruSecure certification to client websites for a fraction of the cost of obtaining a complete, independent security audit on their own.
About ICSA, Inc.
ICSA, Inc., a GartnerGroup affiliate, is the world’s source of objective, independent, Internet security services. Through ICSA’s TruSecure(tm) suite of services, businesses are reducing their information security risks and enabling expansion of Internet technology implementation. ICSA has used its leadership and expertise to support the growth of Internet business and commerce worldwide. ICSA headquarters are located in Reston, Virginia. For additional information, visit the ICSA website at [www.icsa.net].
About Home Account
Home Account delivers patent-protected home banking, financial management and electronic commerce solutions to banks, brokerages and other financial service organizations. Home Account’s products include: Canopy Server(tm), an OFX (Open Financial Exchange) financial services platform that allows distribution of services through multiple channels; Canopy Advisor(tm), a strategic financial planning system for use by individuals and financial professionals; Canopy First(tm), a family of outsourced, scalable and brandable Internet products and services for financial institutions, card issuers and brokerages; Canopy Card(tm), innovative Internet account access programs for card issuers; Canopy Business(tm), Internet-based cash management services for business customers; and Canopy Clients(tm), a series of financial management user interfaces.