Yubico named Gartner Cool Vendor

May 8, 2013 2 minute read

Yubico has been named a “Cool Vendor in NFC 2013” by Gartner, Inc., one of the world’s leading information technology research and advisory companies. Each year, Gartner identifies new Cool Vendors in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports highlighting these innovative vendors and their products & services.  Yubico is recognized for the YubiKey NEO, a YubiKey two-factor authentication device that combines NFC, USB, one-time password and PKI authentication technology. To protect against sophisticated malware, it also includes a touch button for user presence.

 According to Gartner, “YubiKey NEO’s beauty lies in instant authentication through one tap without need to re-type the OTP, and it’s small, robust and waterproof form factor without any battery.”

For secure login to mobile applications, the user simply taps the YubiKey NEO to an NFC enabled mobile device or. For computers, the user plugs the device into a USB-port.

“The YubiKey has seen massive adoption rates in the market, and currently being used at five of the top 10 Internet and social media companies in the world,” said Stina Ehrensvard, CEO & founder, Yubico.  “We are honored to have been named a ‘Cool Vendor’ by Gartner, which speaks to every individual who follows the Yubico vision of making strong authentication easy and ubiquitous.”

The rugged, yet tiny YubiKey NEO fits naturally as on a keychain. It can be ordered from the Yubico web store for $50, with free open source software.

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