Today, we’re excited to announce the certification and availability of our YubiKey FIPS series, the first multi-protocol FIPS 140-2 validated security keys.
FIPS 140-2 is a US government computer security standard, published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), that covers the use of cryptographic functionality such as encryption, authentication, and digital signatures. The FIPS 140-2 validated YubiKeys meet the most stringent security requirements of US federal agencies.
The YubiKey FIPS series uses the YubiKey 4 Cryptographic Module that received FIPS 140-2 validated at Overall Level 2, Physical Security Level 3 with certificate number 3204. At this level, the YubiKey FIPS series meets Authenticator Assurance Level 3 (AAL3) as defined in NIST SP800-63B, that enables compliance with Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) requirements.
FIPS certification is essential for many branches of the US government and contractors, in addition to those in the private sector that collect and transmit sensitive but unclassified (SBU) information.
The YubiKey FIPS Series hardware authentication devices include keychain and nano form-factors for USB-A and USB-C interfaces. The YubiKey FIPS Series is the only FIPS validated multi-protocol security key in the market supporting five authentication protocols; FIDO U2F, smart card (PIV), Yubico OTP, OpenPGP, and OATH-HOTP/TOTP. Now, federal entities and federal-compliant enterprises can comply with the high assurance security requirements for on-premise or cloud deployments using the YubiKey FIPS Series.
Companies including Google, Facebook, Salesforce and thousands more trust the YubiKey to protect account access to computers, networks and online services. Now, we are able to deliver the same simple, trusted protection as a FIPS validated solution.
For more information and technical details on the new product line, visit the YubiKey FIPS page. Starting at $46, YubiKey FIPS Series security keys are available now for purchase online at the Yubico store or by contacting Yubico Sales.