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References and Case Studies

The YubiKey is loved by 40,000 customers, Fortune 100s and millions of individual users in more than 120 countries

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Yubico has shipped millions of YubiKeys to more than 40,000 customers in more than 120 countries around the world. YubiKey users range from independent developers to e-governments and world leading enterprises. Below is a selection of customers and use cases currently available for the public.

Google

More than 200,000 YubiKey NEO are being deployed within Google and elsewhere, configured for U2F specifications.

“We believe that by using this token we’ve raised the standard of security for our employees beyond what was commercially available. The token works with Google’s Web browser Chrome, and works very seamlessly for people in their day-to-day workflow here at Google”

Mayank Upadhyay, Director of Security Engineering, Google inc.

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Novartis

Headquartered in Switzerland, Novartis is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies, employing nearly 100,000 people worldwide. The company uses YubiKeys for securing access to a corporate web portal with Single Sign-On, from any computer and location.

Facebook

Facebook is using the Yubikey Nano across the enterprise for securing own staff.

"Facebook is a very fast paced environment and we needed technologies that would allow us to maintain that pace. Because of the ease of use of Duo Security and Yubico authentication technologies, we have seen minimal support and overhead costs. Other technologies, such as traditional OTP-based hardware tokens, smart cards, and biometrics didn't fully support our need to allow multiple and rapid logins to SSH sessions."

John “Four” Flynn, Information Security Manager, Facebook inc.

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CERN

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, pioneers of the World Wide Web and one of the world’s leading scientific research centers, uses YubiKeys for securing critical services.

“The YubiKey meets all our requirements thanks to its simplicity of use, its open algorithm and the available open-source software support. Moreover, YubiKey require no drivers, meaning that it is compatible with all our operating systems, which is a big advantage in a heterogeneous academic environment. The absence of a battery is yet another plus, limiting the maintenance costs to a strict minimum.”

Remi Mollon, Computer Security Analyst, CERN

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Duke University

Duke University, one of the leading US Universities, is using YubiKeys for securing access to networks and services.

“The ease of securely authenticating into our systems, by touching the button on the YubiKey, was a driving force for the inclusion of YubiKeys as a part of our multifactor strategy”

Richard Biever, Chief Information Security officer at Duke University

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Department of Defense

Leading U.S. Department of Defense organizations use YubiKey, YubiRADIUS and YubiHSM for authenticating staff remotely and protecting cryptographic secrets on servers. The high security requirements validates Yubico’s best practice security processes.

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Swedish municipalities

Swedish municipalities and schools use YubiKey to protect the online identity for staff and students.

“We have made significant cost savings, eliminated all administration using Google’s services, while providing superior online identity protection of our staff and students.”

Torbjörn Lundström, IT administrator at Swedish high school Arlandagymnasiet.

Agfa

Agfa, the international imaging and medical equipment company, uses the YubiKey for corporate remote access.

“Apart from lower token hardware cost, Agfa also expects the support cost to be greatly reduced.”

Erik Ruwalder, Agfa ICS organization, Belgium

London 2012 Ceremonies

London 2012 Ceremonies Ltd, was set up to produce the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The company used Yubikeys for securing access to critical IT-applications.

Microsoft

Microsoft has built support for the YubiKey to increase security for cloud platform Windows Azure applications.

“Being able to integrate solutions for two factor authentication is becoming increasingly more important as customers move their existing assets to the cloud”

Robert Folkesson, Architect in the Developer and platform group, Microsoft Sweden

Turkey Government

The YubiKey is used throughout the Turkey e-government, including Customs and Social Agency.

“The Nordic Edge solution combined with YubiKeys has many advantages. It is easy to roll out, easy to use, scalable and very flexible with its many ways to authenticate users.”

Umut Yesilirmak, IT Security Manager at General Directorate of Social Assistance and Solidarity in Turkey.

Partially Sighted Engineers

The Yubikey is used for secure company login at one of the worlds largest Internet companies. Users also include partially sighted engineers, using their YubiKeys at work every day, validating its unmatched ease of use.

Symantec

YubiKey has been integrated in Symantec VIP authentication service, used by leading online services, including PayPal and eBay.

“By integrating the VIP Authentication Service into the YubiKey, Yubico can now provide its customers with increased levels of security at the touch of a button.”

Kerry Loftus, senior director of product management for User Authentication at Symantec, USA.

US Fire Departments

Santa Clara County Fire Department and fire fighters use YubiKey for fast and secure computer access.

“The YubiKey is much quicker and easier to remember than a manual entry of a password in an emergency situation.”

Jim Swanson, Fire Captain, Santa Clara County Fire Department, USA

Essent

One of the leading energy companies in the Netherlands, enable their customers to securely authenticate large amounts of online orders with YubiKeys.

Dyson

The vacuum cleaner innovator, has made a successful integration of the YubiKey.

“It took 20 minutes and 11 lines of code to integrate the YubiKey with our internal intranet based password management system.”

Matt Morgans, Global IT Security Manager, Dyson Ltd, UK.

Fedora

Leading open source collaboration has integrated support for YubiKey authentication and use it to access high security hosts.

“The Yubikey is backed by a free software stack and can be used agnostically with other free software, making it well-suited for the rest of the Fedora team’s processes”

Mike McGrath, Red Hat engineer and leader of the Fedora Infrastructure team.

EarthLink

IT services, network and communications provider to more than 150,000 businesses and over one million consumers in USA. The company is a Yubico customer.

Portugal Telecom

The leading Internet service provider and web portal in Portugal is using YubiKey for staff end users.

“Through this partnership, we were able to provide our users with a thorough understanding of two-factor authentication with YubiKey”

Abílio Martins, Portugal Telecom’s Board Member.

Boral

Boral Limited has an existing Juniper SA remote access platform and converted their RSA Two-Factor Authentication solution to Mi-Token utilizing the YubiKeys as the token form factor. Boral staff can now login securely with YubiKeys and significant cost savings.

Ubuntu & Canonical

The leading open source community and sponsor company use YubiKey

"We use the YubiKey, configured for OATH, as one of multiple authentication methods. The YubiKey is our preferred choice for our users and support staff, as it quicker and easier to use, in particular for systems requiring frequent authentication."

Ricardo Kirkner, Account Services Team Manager, Canonical Ltd

Lerum Municipality

Lerum Municipality choose YubiKey to meet Government Requirements for Online Identity Protection.

“We choose the YubiKey as it offers great security, is very robust and easy for children to use. We also highly appreciate that it works well on iPads and tablet computers as well.”

Anna Mybeck, ICT Coordinator Lerum’s municipality

Trimet

A public transportation provider in Oregon has replaced their legacy authentication solution with the YubiKey.

“YubiKeys are easy to use, appear to be extremely durable, and I appreciate the extra security of being able to program them with your own secret key.”

Michael Crino, Network Communications Systems Engineer, TriMet, USA

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Goldsworth Primary School

UK school using YubiKey Authentication for easy and cost-effective VPN connectivity.

"Staff and teachers at Goldsworth Primary School love the ease of use and increased productivity they have obtained from their secure VPN connection with the YubiKey."

Jo Barber, IT technician for Goldsworth Primary School

LastPass

The popular password manager service, offers YubiKey authentication for their users.

“Lastpass, when used in conjunction with the YubiKey, is a great combination for delivering simple and secure password management”

Joe Siegrist, CEO and founder of LastPass.

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Murphy Bank

The local bank in California secures access to networks and services with YubiKey.

“Murphy Bank needed a way to add two-factor authentication to the Oracle Portal. We ordered YubiKeys and wrote a small API that could be added to any Portlet.”

M. Mikkelsen, Senior Software Developer, Murphy Bank, USA

Auckland University

University staff uses YubiKey for securing access to networks and services.

Wealthfront

The leading marketplace for access to money managers, is using YubiKeys for secure single sign-on.

“With OneLogin and YubiKey, we are able to login securely to all our corporate applications as well as thousands of online services with one password and a simple click of a button.”

Pascal-Louis Perez, CTO, Wealthfront, Inc.

Cloudkick

A leading cloud server management application, has integrated YubiKey for securing own staff and customers.

“The reasons for choosing YubiKey was that it’s secure – technical specifications are open.  It’s portable – most of our employees carry it around on a key chain. And it’s easy to use – you don’t need to have any extra software installed”

Robert Hrdinsky, Community Manager at Cloudkick, USA

Fastmail

FastMail, an e-mail service provider, enables their users to login easily and securely with the YubiKey.

“YubiKey provides a simple yet robust solution, ensuring that people can login and access their email on any machine without the worry of their authentication details being stolen.”

Rob Mueller, Co-Founder and Lead Architect, FastMail.FM, Australia

NerdsOnSite

The IT solution company with over 800 eNerds in 9 countries uses YubiKeys for access to company services.

“The YubiKey is truly making multi-factor authentication economical and practical for everybody from small & medium enterprises through to large corporate environments.”

David Redekop, co-founder, Nerds on Site, Canada

UCAR

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research is a non-profit consortium of North American universities supporting atmospheric science. The consortium has successfully deployed YubiKeys to its community members.

City of Boca Raton, Florida

City of Boca Raton in Florida uses the YubiKey for secure file storage.

"Instead of  using a 20-character password as TrueCrypt suggests, we decided to use the YubiKey with a static password to validate the access to the volume”

Walt Scrivens, Information Security Officer, City of Boca Raton, Florida, USA

ShopVisible

eCommerce solutions provider, uses YubiKey to secure access to their systems and  maintain PCI compliance.

“We needed to meet the highest level of PCI compliance requirements. Of all solutions evaluated, the YubiKey was by far the most robust, easy and cost-efficient solution to integrate.”

Sean Cook, CEO ShopVisible, USA

Entraction

European online gaming company uses YubiKey for authenticating staff and partners.

”We required a high security solution that was easy to integrate and easy to use. The YubiKey fulfils our needs”

Jarl Modén, Product Manager, Entraction, Sweden

Debian

A global open source community is developing the wide range of applications for the YubiKey.

“Implementing the challenge-response encryption was surprisingly easy by building on the open source tools from Yubico as well as the existing full-disk encryption in Debian.”

Tollef Fog Heen, Debian package maintainer, Norway

Mosbirt

US government funded healthcare project, uses the YubiKey with disk encryption Truecrypt.

“Our health coaches must use their YubiKey with a static password and an additional string to unlock the computers. We expect to serve at least 80,000 Missourians with this system”

Matthew G. Hile, Research Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Missouri Institute of Mental Health, USA

Riks-stroke

The world leading stroke patient register, is using YubiKeys to comply with government security requirements.

“We believe the system will work well.”

Per Ivarsson, Riks-Stroke secretary

Solutrust

Solutrust, a Mexican solution provider for accounting of trust funds, offers YubiKeys for easy and secure access to their service and software.

Hacktive Security

Hacktive Security is a vendor independent security consulting company that provides top quality services in the Information & Communication Technology field.

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Election Campaigns

Leading politicians in multiple countries use YubiKey for secure single sign-on to websites, email and social media channels.