Yubico’s open-source approach to integration eases deployment
After researching multiple security options, the team decided to implement multifactor authentication that included a hardware token in addition to a password — and the YubiKey was selected as the right solution.
In addition to increasing the strength of authentication, the YubiKey solution has greatly simplified the deployment process for CERN. Instead of configuring keys for employees, the organization provides self-service stations where users can initialize their hardware tokens and map them to their account. This helps free up IT resources for more important tasks.
“The YubiKey meets all of our requirements thanks to its simplicity of use, its open algorithm, and the available open-source software support,” said Remi Mollon of the CERN Computer Security Team. “Moreover, the YubiKey requires no drivers, meaning that it is compatible with all of 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,” he said.