Associated Bank uses leading firewall and network security technology to protect our internal computer systems and servers from unauthorized access. Our clients can be confident that their personal information is completely safe and private.

Customers should also use firewalls to protect their computers from harm on the Internet. A firewall is like a guard, watching for outside attempts to access your system and blocking communications to and from sources you don't permit. Firewalls can be hardware or software, and may require you to configure them.

Tip: Modern operating systems usually have a firewall built in. Make sure you don’t disable or turn off this setting.

Firewalls don’t protect you from other Internet threats like phishing or malware. You need other types of protection from these issues.

To learn more about firewalls and computer security, see the Federal Trade Commission’s website Onguardonline.

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