Add all of your online accounts to Fast Connect to get the benefits of convenience and security every time you access your accounts. All your account information is stored locally on your computer and only you have access to it.
When you add your accounts to Fast Connect, they are placed into one of the following categories:
All of your online accounts can be added to Fast Connect by browsing to the websites you normally visit and taking advantage of the Fast Connect reminder messages.
Once you’ve added your accounts to your list, it’s easy to manage your online accounts directly from your dashboard.
Right click on any account name to perform common account actions:
You don't have to remember to add your accounts - Fast Connect reminds you automatically!
With only 1 or 2 additional clicks you can add any account to your list of online accounts when you browse. When you browse to a log in page at a website, Fast Connect will ask you whether you want to save this account.
When you browse to a website, Fast Connect automatically gives you the chance to add your account. Click 'Add Now' to add this account to Fast Connect.
Because in this example we are adding a financial account, Fast Connect will close your default browser window and open the website in a new window using the Secure View Browser. For non-financial websites, you can use your default browser. Log into the website as you normally would.
When adding a financial account, Fast Connect will ask you to confirm that you have logged in correctly before your account gets added. Click 'Yes' to confirm and save the account. Click 'No' if you are not logged in to your account to go back to the log in page so you can try again.
You will always see a message, like the screen below, confirming that your account has been added to your Fast Connect.
Another way to add a financial account to Fast Connect is by double clicking on Add Financial Account from the Fast Connect account list.
Bring up the Fast Connect dashboard, by clicking on the Fast Connect desktop icon or system tray icon. Click 'Add Logins'.
Fast Connect continuously monitors more than 8,000 financial institutions. Type your bank's name or website URL into the search box and click the Search button to view the results.
Select your bank from the list of results returned.
If your financial institution isn't listed, click the 'I can't find the website I'm looking for' link. This link brings up a pop-up a dialog that provides instructions on how to add the account as an 'Other Account'.
Fast Connect will open the website in the Secure View Browser. Log into the website as you normally would.
Fast Connect will ask you to confirm that you have logged in correctly. Click 'Yes' to confirm and save the account in your Fast Connect. If you were not logged into your account, click 'No' to go back to the log in page and try again.
To add another account to Fast Connect, simply click on the magnifying glass icon on the Secure View Browser toolbar. The search screen shown in Step 2 above will re-open for you to add your next account.
Whenever you log in to an account at a non-financial website, follow these steps to add it as an Other Account to your Fast Connect:
Using IE, Firefox, or Google Chrome, navigate to the login page of the account your would like to add, and login to your account as you normally would.
Fast Connect asks you if you would like to add the account to Fast Connect.
After selecting 'Add Now', Fast Connect may ask you to enter your PIN, and then it adds the account to your list of online accounts. The following screen appears to confirm that the account was successfully added.
'Add Later' will save the account credentials and add the account to your Vault the next time you enter your PIN number.
The 'Never' option will add this website to a list of sites so that Fast Connect will never prompt you again to add this account. See Chapter 7, Options tab, for information on managing your 'Never Ask' list.
If you use IE9 and did not enable Fast Connect in IE9 when you first installed the software, you must do so before you can add ‘Other’ accounts. The easiest way to do this is to click on ‘Add Other Accounts’ on the left side of your dashboard and a pop-up message will appear in the lower right corner of your screen as shown below:
Click OK and the web page shown below will open showing you how to enable Fast Connect in IE9. After clicking on ‘Enable’, the window will close. You can then begin browsing and Fast Connect will prompt you to add your accounts.
Fast Connect offers you the option of scanning your computer periodically to identify new accounts you may want to add. Your browser may store user names and passwords for some of your online accounts, and this information is vulnerable to hackers. The Fast Connect Account Scan allows you to see what account information is stored insecurely in your browser and gives you the option of making it secure by moving it to your Protection Suite.
Follow the steps below to add your online accounts using the Account Scan:
If Fast Connect finds accounts in your browser, it will display the accounts in a list for you to review. Un-check any accounts you don't want to add, then click 'Add Accounts’.
Your account list will display the new accounts added.
Click on a newly added account and the log in page will be displayed. Log in to your account as you normally would to set up one-click access. Once you log in successfully to each account the first time, set up will be complete and Fast Connect will log you in automatically from then on. Accounts that are fully set up with automatic log in will display in black whereas accounts that you need to complete set up for display in blue.
Once you have set up your accounts, logging in becomes safer and more convenient than the standard method of navigating to a website and logging in manually.
The primary way to log in to your accounts using Fast Connect is by clicking on the Fast Connect icon in either the System Tray or on your Desktop.
Clicking on either icon brings up your dashboard, where your accounts are listed alphabetically by type. Select an account, enter your PIN and Fast Connect will log you in automatically.
Fast Connect opens Financial accounts using the Secure View Browser, which offers additional protection against browser-based attacks and malware. Fast Connect opens Other Accounts using your default browser - Internet Explorer or Firefox.
The Fast Connect account list lists your accounts in alphabetical order, grouped by account type. Click on the account you want to log in to, and then enter your PIN, if prompted.
Fast Connect recognizes when you visit a website where you have previously saved an account. When this happens, a small window appears offering you the chance to log in using Fast Connect.
For Financial sites, the screen shown below will appear.
Logging in - Pharming Warning
Every time you log in to a financial account, Fast Connect verifies that the network location (IP address) of the log-in page is legitimate.
Over 8,000 websites are constantly monitored to ensure you are logging in to only legitimate websites. If Fast Connect detects that you are being sent to a website whose IP address doesn't match the IP address recorded for the site, it is possible that you are experiencing a pharming attack and Fast Connect puts up a warning.
Note: Websites sometimes change their IP addresses for legitimate reasons. In such cases, a successful log-in will be possible after the IP address has been updated, which usually takes place within 24 hours.
Password at Risk - Phishing Warning
When you attempt to send a stored account password to a site that is not known to Fast Connect, you will be warned to make sure that it is a safe website. You should not send your secure credentials to any website unless you can verify the authenticity and ownership of the website.
Fast Connect logs in to your Financial accounts using the Secure View Browser. Secure View protects you against spyware and other Web-based threats. Standard Web browsers permit toolbars and plug-ins that can eavesdrop on communications between your Web browser and your financial institution's website.
Fast Connect Secure View is not designed to serve as a general Web browser. It is only used when you log in to your Financial accounts using Fast Connect.
When you log in to your Financial Accounts with Fast Connect, they will always be opened in the Secure View browser, even if you browse to them using your regular Web browser.
The Secure View Browser provides four standard Web navigation controls: Back, Forward, Refresh and Stop, plus two that are unique to Fast Connect
- the magnifying glass. When you click on the magnifying glass, or search icon, it opens the Fast Connect search page where you can search the list of financial websites where you have accounts.
In the upper right hand corner of the Secure View Browser toolbar is the
padlock icon indicating an SSL encrypted secure session. This means that all of
your information is transmitted securely to the website.