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Yubico sets new global standards for simple and secure access to computers, servers, and internet accounts. Founded in 2007, Yubico is privately held, with offices in Australia, Germany, Singapore, Sweden, UK, and USA.
The company’s core invention, the YubiKey, is a small USB and NFC device that delivers strong hardware protection, with a simple touch, across any number of IT systems and online services. Supporting multiple authentication and encryption protocols on all devices and platforms, YubiKeys protect access to user accounts for the world’s largest enterprises and sets the standard for two-factor and multi-factor authentication.
The YubiHSM, Yubico’s hardware security module, protects sensitive data inside standard servers. Historically, HSMs come at a high cost with a lot of complexity. Yubico believes affordable, ultra-portable, highly-secure hardware-based protection for servers should be within reach for every organization.
Yubico is a leading contributor to the FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) open authentication standard, and the company’s technology is deployed and loved by 9 of the top 10 internet brands and millions of users in more than 160 countries.
The internet was designed for sharing, not security. And as more and more sophisticated services, business platforms, and data moves online, so have the fraudsters.
Compromised identities and data breaches have reached a level where the weaknesses in usernames and passwords, as well as traditional software security solutions, continues to be exposed on a daily basis. SMS authentication, as well as push authentication, have been proven vulnerable, creating a growing demand for strong, hardware-based two-factor authentication.
Historically, hardware two-factor authentication have been viewed as being too complicated to use and too expensive to scale to the masses. That is why the YubiKey was invented; to create an easy-to-use, highly secure, and low cost device that eliminates the preconceptions of hardware authentication.
The YubiKey was designed with the vision to make secure online identities truly ubiquitous, while enabling users to have one single key for securing access to any number of online services, with no drivers or client software needed.
The YubiKey has become the gold-standard for easy-to-use authentication and encryption. With support from a thriving developers and partner community, the YubiKey is used for a range of enterprise, open source, and consumer applications, including FIDO U2F, identity access management, remote access and VPN, online services, computer login, and password management. Yubico manufactures YubiKeys in Sweden and USA, with the highest levels of security, quality or ethics.
Working in close collaboration with customers and top internet companies, Yubico continues to drive innovation, enabling a safer internet for everyone.