Shore Bank of Onley, Va., is using software from Goldleaf Financial Solutions Inc. to improve security at its online banking site.

Goldleaf, of Atlanta, said the community banking company has installed its secure socket layer encryption application to protect financial data moving across the Web site. Goldleaf said that its SSL software was designed to improve access speed on customers' sites, so users do not notice any decrease in performance when they visit Web pages that are secured by the encryption technology.

Lisa Lentz, a vice president at the $266 million-asset Shore Bank, said in a Goldleaf press release issued last week: "It was important for us to find a solution that is secure without sacrificing performance in the process. Goldleaf's SSL solution allows us to have both, which is crucial to our operations and that of our customers."