Yubico and NXP Semiconductors to Unveil the First FIDO Ready(TM) U2F
Authentication Device at RSA 2014
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/24/14 -- Yubico, the leading
provider of simple, open online identity protection, and NXP
Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) will demonstrate at the RSA
Conference USA next-generation YubiKey technology to create awareness
of the need for strong two-factor authentication to keep online
identities and proprietary business information safe. Yubico will be
at the NXP booth #1341 in the South Expo Hall.
Yubico and NXP are both board members of the FIDO (Fast IDentity
Online) Alliance (www.fidoalliance.org), an industry consortium
revolutionizing online authentication with the first standards-based
specifications. At RSA, Yubico and NXP will demonstrate the FIDO
Ready YubiKey NEO with U2F (Universal Second Factor) standards, which
are founded on the recently published FIDO specifications.
U2F is an open authentication standard initiative focused on scaling
high security smart card technology beyond government and enterprise
to every internet user. When available, the YubiKey NEO with U2F will
open the door for all online websites and services to easily
incorporate additional authentication into their platforms.
In today's online world, every day, hundreds of millions of internet
users are logging into social media, online storage, business sites,
banking and other online destinations without the security of
two-factor authentication. Yubico and NXP will also present the
simplicity of two-factor authentication for other YubiKey NEO use
cases, including Windows login, PIV, PKCS11, OpenPGP, password
managers, and for leading cloud services with support for OATH TOTP.
"The key to secure cloud services is a physical Key using public key
cryptography to maintain privacy and security element IC to protect
access credentials," said Sami Nassar Vice President & General
Manager Cyber Security Solutions, NXP Semiconductors. "Unlike in the
username password Authentication, physical theft of the key need to
occur before your account can be hacked."
"Our online identities are our most important assets, with one
successful hack or stolen passwords, these identities can quickly
become damaged," said Stina Ehrensvard, CEO and Founder, Yubico. "We
look forward to educating users on the simplicity of security that
exists today with the YubiKey and what they can expect in the future
with U2F functionality. With just the touch of a button or tap to
NFC, users get military grade two factor authentication to online
websites and services for consumers and enterprises."
Additionally while at RSA, on Wednesday, February 26, from 1:00 PM to
5:00 PM, Yubico and NXP will be participating in the FIDO Ready
Showcase. The Showcase will feature a FIDO Alliance member panel,
FIDO Ready live product demonstrations, and a chance to meet and
interact in one-to-one meetings. The FIDO Ready Showcase will take
place at Moscone North, Room 110.
Date and Times of the FIDO Panel Discussions are:
Wednesday, February 26, 2014.
-- 1:00 PM - Business Drivers for the FIDO Solution
Moderator - Brett
Participants - Stina Ehrensvard, Yubico, Michael
Barrett, FIDO Alliance and Kayvan Alikhani, RSA
-- 3:00 PM - FIDO Technology: a Primer
Moderator - Brett McDowell,
Participants - Jerrod Chong, Yubico (U2F) and Davit
Baghdasaryan, Nok Nok Labs (UAF)
And on Monday, February 24, 2014, Michael Poitner, global marketing
director, for NXP Semiconductors will present during the "Security
Basics Seminar" on authentication technology in Room 3014, 9:30 AM -
10:15 AM. See more at:
For more information on the YubiKey NEO please visit
Yubico is the leading provider of simple, open online
identity protection. The company's flagship product, the YubiKey(R),
uniquely combines driverless USB and NFC authentication hardware with
open source software. More than a million users in 100 countries rely
on the YubiKey for securing access to networks, computers and online
services. Customers range from individual Internet users to
e-governments and Fortune 100 companies. For more information, please
About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. creates solutions that enable secure
connections for a smarter world. Building on its expertise in High
Performance Mixed Signal electronics, NXP is driving innovation in
the automotive, identification and mobile industries, and in
application areas including wireless infrastructure, lighting,
healthcare, industrial, consumer tech and computing. NXP has
operations in more than 25 countries, and posted revenue of $4.82
billion in 2013. Find out more at www.nxp.com.
Yubico Public Relations
Director Marketing & Communications Americas
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