NORTH CANTON, Ohio, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of its
commitment to proactive protection of automated teller machine (ATM)
networks, Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) has developed the industry's
first electronic system for notifying financial institutions about
Microsoft(R) software updates for Windows(R)-based networks. Diebold's
Software Update Notification System allows financial institutions to
streamline channel management and update security features by
pre-qualifying each update through Diebold-specific testing and use
The Software Update Notification System is an enhancement to Diebold's
innovative software solutions and another in a long list of exclusive
security features that make Diebold ATMs among the safest in the industry.
On the second Tuesday of each month, when Microsoft releases new software
updates for its Windows platform, Diebold engineers go to work. Diebold
assesses each update for applicability to Diebold terminal software
operation and, if applicable, tests updates to ensure proper operation
within Diebold software applications.
For financial institutions, the Software Update Notification System
minimizes the stress of keeping up-to-date with Microsoft-issued updates
for their ATMs. Sandra Jones, card services director for MAX Federal Credit
Union (MAX FCU) in Montgomery, Ala., said one of the primary benefits of
the system is that the information is pushed down in a timely and efficient
"The Software Update Notification System is important to MAX because it
helps ensure our ATMs are as up-to-date as possible and that they have the
security updates we need to help prevent fraud and attacks," Jones said.
Software updates are posted to Diebold Customer Internet Support
(DCIS), a secure Web portal where financial institutions can view all
available and Diebold-tested updates. Once an update is posted to the site,
Diebold will test it and provide further information regarding
applicability and user deployment to appropriate systems.
Jones said that with more than 107,000 members among the credit union's
12 branches, mitigating risk within the MAX FCU ATM fleet is vital,
especially as the institution increases its technical capacity.
"When MAX moved from the OS/2 operating system to the advanced
technology of Windows, we quickly realized that the system required closer
management than our previous systems," Jones said. "With built-in
management tools, the Diebold Software Update Notification System allows us
to better manage network maintenance."
On the DCIS Web site, customers can register and create custom profiles
that identify their particular needs, as well as the type of Windows-based
ATM networks their financial institutions are running. The profile works to
sort through available updates, and it notifies customers only of updates
required for their selected Diebold ATM operating system. Financial
institutions can log on to view updates, or they can opt to receive e-mail
notification when updates are posted.
The Diebold Software Update Notification System lists detailed
descriptions and reviews for each Microsoft update and offers direct links
to download sites. Customers can also link directly to Microsoft bulletins
and access tracking features to monitor the activities of their financial
institutions. Customers can assign a site administrator and also have the
option to add up to four additional users, providing streamlined
integration for any financial institution.
The Diebold Software Update Notification System is free to financial
institutions with a current Diebold Master License Agreement (MLA).
Qualified customers can pre-register for the service at
Diebold, Incorporated is a global leader in providing integrated self-
service delivery and security systems and services. Diebold employs more
than 14,000 associates with representation in nearly 90 countries worldwide
and is headquartered in Canton, Ohio, USA. Diebold reported revenue of $2.6
billion in 2005 and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under
the symbol "DBD." For more information, visit the company's Web site at
SOURCE Diebold, Incorporated