Network Services Announces Free CU*BASE GOLD Session Encryption

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (April, 4, 2013) – CU*Answers Network Services, a West Michigan-based technology solutions provider, today announced it has launched CU*BASE® GOLD online session encryption which protects member data end-to-end from the credit union workstation all the way to the host computer at CU*Answers. This protection is layered on top of AES network encryption already in place on MPLS circuits between CU*Answers and online credit union branch offices.

The benefit of session encryption is protection of sensitive data as it traverses the credit union’s own network. Session encryption uses industry-standard SSL technology similar to that used to protect    It’s Me 247 online banking sessions over the Internet.

“This is an extra layer of security for sensitive data traveling over internal credit union networks. We are seeing an increase in interest in this technology from some auditors and those looking for more protection against internal threats to credit unions,” says David Wordhouse, VP Network Technologies.

Additionally, Network Services announced that as of 5/1/2013, all new workstations ordered through the firm with preconfigured CU*BASE GOLD installations would have encryption enabled by default.

Session encryption is available at no charge though it does have some prerequisites including Windows 7. CU*Answers has published additional information including self-help configuration instructions online. More information is available at

About CU*Answers, Inc.
CU*Answers offers expertise in implementing technical solutions to operational needs, and is a leader in helping credit unions form strategic alliances and partnerships. CU*Answers provides a wide variety of services for credit unions including its flagship CU*BASE® processing system (online and in-house) and Internet development services featuring It’s Me 247 online and mobile banking. Additional services include web development, network design and security, and image check processing. Founded 40+ years ago, CU*Answers is a 100% credit union-owned CUSO providing services to credit unions representing nearly 1.5 million members and $12.6 billion in credit union assets. For more information, visit

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