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
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.
Yubico, GitHub Introduce Universal Second Factor (U2f) to Global Developer Community
Oct 1 15
Yubico announced GitHub has added FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) support for YubiKey two-factor authentication. At the first-ever GitHub Universe conference, Yubico CEO Stina Ehrensvard was a guest during the opening keynote to introduce YubiKeys and explain how standardized FIDO U2F strong authentication will help secure the future of the internet. During the keynote, GitHub unveiled its new two-factor authentication features, backed by FIDO U2F and YubiKeys, and the company's push to provide modern security to the GitHub user base. The YubiKey is a hardware device that implements U2F and works with a simple touch to trigger U2F's public/private key exchange. The YubiKey simply plugs into a USB port to begin the process of securely authenticating the user. As part of day one at GitHub Universe, there will be an afternoon session focused on security, explaining how GitHub partnered with Yubico to implement U2F. GitHub plans to include FIDO U2F in its continuing advocacy for standardized technology, and will push industry leaders to support U2F's ease-of-integration along with its promise of better security and privacy. Yubico is proud to join GitHub and its ecosystem, and will help it get developers, companies, and industries to take action now and put simple, scalable public key cryptography in the hands of millions of internet users.
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