Company Overview of Yubico AB
Yubico AB provides authentication solutions for use in enterprises and online services. It offers YubiKey, a hardware authentication token and a USB-key for instant authentication to networks and services that works on various browsers, platforms, and computers. The company also provides YubiKey Firmware, which enables the YubiKey to be used in pre-boot settings, such as the TrueCrypt full disk encryption, an open source software. Its customers include individual developers, universities, and local e-governments. Yubico AB was founded in 2007 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden with an additional location in Sunnyvale, California. It has operations in Sweden, the United Kingdom, and India.
Stockholm, 111 22
Founded in 2007
Key Executives for Yubico AB
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Head of Research and Development
Vice President of Engineering
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.
Yubico AB Key Developments
Yubico Unveils the YubiKey 4C at ShowStoppers @ CES 2017
Jan 5 17
Yubico unveiled the YubiKey 4C, the multi-protocol USB-C authentication device. Yubico will demonstrate the new YubiKey USB-C form factor at booth A-1 at ShowStoppers @ CES (Consumer Electronics Show) on, January 5, 2017, 6-10 PM, at the Wynn Las Vegas. Yubico will preview the YubiKey 4C form factor at ShowStoppers @ CES, and make it available in the Yubico store for $50 beginning February 13, 2017. Built on the proven foundation of the YubiKey 4, the YubiKey 4C supports multiple authentication protocols, including Yubico OTP, smart card (PIV), FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) and RSA 4096 keys for OpenPGP. This lineup of functionality is contained in a new keychain design for laptops, such as the new MacBook Pro, which rely solely on USB-C ports. The YubiKey 4C secures access to a wide range of consumer and enterprise applications, including U2F strong authentication (Google, Dropbox, GitHub, Salesforce, etc.), password managers (LastPass, Dashlane, etc.), Windows login including Windows Hello, remote access, VPN, and much more. The YubiKey works on Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux, and on major browsers without the need for extra software or drivers.
GitLab, Inc. Expands Authentication Capabilities, Adding Support for U2F and YubiKey Through Partnership with Yubico
Jun 22 16
GitLab Inc. announced that the company expanded its authentication capabilities for the enterprises via a partnership with Yubico. GitLab now supports the FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) protocol for user authentication with the added layer of hardware security from YubiKey. U2F changes the game for online authentication as it uses public key cryptography and has built-in support to prevent phishing. This higher level of authentication enables organizations and individual developers to maintain the security of their servers, code, sites, and more from a single source. With the steady rise of new devices and the growing capabilities of existing ones, the average user logs into networks, applications, or platforms from a variety of different devices. While device flexibility is great from a user perspective, it represents significant security challenges for organizations and developers. Each new access point makes it tougher to fend off malicious attacks particularly phishing while maintaining the integrity of accounts and systems. The new YubiKey offering reduces the number of steps coders must take to access their accounts, while maintaining usability and providing secure authentication with just a touch of the YubiKey. With U2F, GitLab customers can now authenticate by inserting their YubiKey into the USB port when prompted. The customer activates their YubiKey by simply pressing the button on the device, then instantly, the YubiKey securely authenticates the user into the account. The same U2F YubiKey that works with GitLab also works for logging into a growing number of other services, including Google, Dropbox, and Dashlane, without any personal data or encryption secrets shared between service providers. With YubiKeys, there are no drivers or client software to install.
Dashlane First Password Manager to Support FIDO U2F with YubiKey Authentication
Feb 29 16
Dashlane announced support for the FIDO Alliance Universal Second Factor (U2F) standard, and a new partnership with Yubico that provides YubiKey U2F two-factor authentication for the Dashlane platform. Support for the FIDO standard and the YubiKey means consumers and enterprises can pair Dashlane with YubiKeys for the high level of security and convenience. Dashlane is the first consumer product that implements U2F outside of a browser. This ability to quickly authenticate is what makes the Dashlane-YubiKey pairing so attractive to users. Once a user populates a password form with Dashlane they will be prompted to press their YubiKey to authenticate. This simple second authentication step ensures that the user, in fact, has control of their account and that malware or other malicious software is not trying to gain access.
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