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Public Key Infrastructure

An added level of security to your online banking

Security and convenience go hand in hand

HSBC India is happy to announce the launch of the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) for its customers.

The Reserve Bank of India has issued a circular (D.O.DIT (CO).No.2220/09.63.008/2013-14) dated 25th April, 2014 on the Report of the Group on Enabling PKI in Payment System Applications.

In line with the above Circular, effective 1st December 2015 HSBC provides customers the option to use Digital Certificate as a feature of enabling Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) based system for authentication of online transactions. PKI enables the customer to use public key encryption and digital signature service to authenticate transactions done on Personal Internet Banking.

Why use Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)?

Customers and business are becoming ever more dependent on digital information and electronic transactions, and as a result stringent data privacy compliance challenges the data security regulations.

With the increasing threat of cyber-attacks and malicious insiders, business applications and networks are now dependent on the use of digital credentials to control how users and entities access sensitive data.

This is why the use of a Digital Certificate through PKI would help customers address some of the above challenges and issues. Any message sent over the Internet can benefit from PKI technology whether it is paying for online purchases, transfers of cash or some other online transactions.

Compatible Browsers

Public Key Infrastructure Compatible Browsers
Windows OS Version Recommended JRE Version Recommended Browsers
Windows XP Service Pack 3  JRE 1.6 and above IE 8 (The OS supports until IE8)
Windows Vista / Windows 7 JRE 1.6 and above IE 8 to IE10
Windows 8 JRE 1.7 and above IE10 (The OS supports until IE10)
Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 JRE 1.8 and above IE11 (The OS supports until IE11)
Public Key Infrastructure Compatible Browsers
Windows OS Version Windows XP Service Pack 3 
Recommended JRE Version JRE 1.6 and above
Recommended Browsers IE 8 (The OS supports until IE8)
Windows OS Version Windows Vista / Windows 7
Recommended JRE Version JRE 1.6 and above
Recommended Browsers IE 8 to IE10
Windows OS Version Windows 8
Recommended JRE Version JRE 1.7 and above
Recommended Browsers IE10 (The OS supports until IE10)
Windows OS Version Windows 8.1 / Windows 10
Recommended JRE Version JRE 1.8 and above
Recommended Browsers IE11 (The OS supports until IE11)

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