ING DIRECT offers free online security software to Clients



    TORONTO, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - ING DIRECT announced today that it is the first
Canadian bank to offer Trusteer Rapport, industry leading software to protect
against online fraud, free to all of its Clients. The software download is
being launched alongside a new security guarantee, which guarantees ING DIRECT
Clients will be reimbursed of any money lost in an ING DIRECT account due to
fraud.
    Trusteer Rapport protects consumers from identity theft and malware
threats including: phishing, pharming, keyloggers, man-in-the-middle attacks,
man-in-the-browser attacks, screen-scrapers, and session hijacking,
complementing existing desktop security products, even if computers are
already infected with malware. The software is entirely transparent and does
not require any configuration or maintenance once installed. Rapport creates a
"secure-pipe" within the computer that protects all information flowing
between the machine and the ING DIRECT web site. Although ING DIRECT is
recommending all Clients download the software, it is not required for Clients
to be eligible for the security guarantee, and you don't have to be an ING
DIRECT Client to download the software.
    "Online security is a growing concern as Canadians become more
comfortable using the Internet for secure transactions," says Brenda Rideout,
Chief Information Officer at ING DIRECT. "As Canada's leading direct bank,
protection of personal information online is a key priority. That's why we are
going above and beyond with what we believe to be one of the simplest security
guarantees offered by any Canadian financial institution and offering
Trusteer's Rapport as a free, added security feature to all of our Clients."
    The software, which can also protect consumers on other web sites that
contain private or personal information, is available for download at
www.ingdirect.ca.
    For more information about Trusteer, visit www.trusteer.com.

    About ING DIRECT

    ING DIRECT is Canada's largest direct bank with over 1.6 million Clients
and more than $23 billion in total assets. ING DIRECT is giving the power of
saving to all Canadians by offering high-value, simple products such as high
interest savings accounts with no fees or service charges and low rates on
mortgages. ING DIRECT has been operating in Canada since 1997, and since that
time Clients have earned more than $3 billion in interest. Clients can bank
with ING DIRECT 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at www.ingdirect.ca or by
calling 1-800 ING DIRECT.




For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview, please contact Lisa
Naccarato, ING DIRECT, Office: (416) 758-5072, Mobile: (416) 885-0348,
lnaccarato@ingdirect.ca; Marc Gendron, Trusteer, (781) 237-0341,
marc@mgpr.net


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