YubiKey protects critical data with strong authentication
To ensure secure authentication, the security team implemented a two-factor solution to allow users to connect remotely via VMware Horizon sessions. The sessions are protected with username/password as one factor, and a YubiKey as the mandatory second factor.
After purchasing and testing the YubiKey, the Swansea team started deploying them to users in less than two days. Because the YubiKey worked out of the box with Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, users were up and running quickly regardless of which type of device they were using.
“The first time the YubiKey was introduced to the users, some were reluctant to add a step to their login process, but this was to be expected with any change in process. However, those who had been using other technologies, such as OTP generators, were very happy with the simple touch of the YubiKey. ” said Simon Thompson, Systems Architect at Swansea University.