YubiHSM 2 open beta launched!

March 29, 2017 2 minute read

With IT security breaches becoming a staple in daily news reports, organizations big and small alike need to ramp up their defense. More than 95% of all IT breaches happen when a user credential or server gets hacked. While the YubiKey protects user accounts from remote hijacking, millions of servers storing sensitive data still lack physical security.

Hardware security modules (HSMs) offer the physical protection of servers, but are historically limited by its cost, size, and performance. The YubiHSM 2 breaks that mold with its extensive range of use cases. Applications include protecting data centers, cloud server infrastructures, manufacturing and industrial products and services, and many more.

The YubiHSM 2 delivers practical security to a wide variety of server environments with unrivaled affordability, convenience, and ultra-portability (it sits inside a USB-A port!). Moving beyond the features of the first generation YubiHSM, the YubiHSM 2 adds asymmetric cryptography and more to its list of capabilities.

After holding a successful closed beta for YubiHSM 2, we were thrilled to see great feedback from our participants, which include the world’s leading online services, software companies, and research institutions. Today, we are excited to announce that we are running an open beta for the YubiHSM 2, and we invite everyone to apply for a slot (spaces are limited)!

Learn more about the YubiHSM 2 or submit your application to participate in the open beta here. We look forward to hearing your feedback!

Share this article:

Recommended content

Thumbnail

What SolarWinds taught us about the importance of a secure code signing system

Last year’s SolarWinds attack was caused by intruders who managed to inject Sunspot malware into the software supply chain. The hackers exploited a breach in the SolarWinds code signing system, which allowed them to fraudulently distribute malicious code as legitimate updates to installations across the world. While this attack taught the industry many lessons, one ...

Thumbnail

YubiKey firmware update: YubiKey 5 Series with firmware 5.4

As of today, Yubico will start shipping the YubiKey 5 Series with firmware 5.4. This new firmware release will enable easier integration with Credential Management System (CMS) solutions, secure remote provisioning of YubiKeys, and expanded methods for PIV management.  Key benefits of the YubiKey Firmware Update for the YubiKey 5 Series with 5.4 firmware include: ...

Thumbnail

A Yubico first...introducing the YubiHSM 2 FIPS

Compliance mandates require many of our customers in regulated industries or in high-risk environments to prove adequate levels of protection for their data, no matter where it lives or travels. This is why today we’ve not only launched the YubiKey 5 FIPS Series but also the smallest FIPS-validated hardware security module (HSM) in the world, ...

Thumbnail

YubiHSM2 product brief

YubiHSM 2 ensures uncompromised cryptographic hardware security for applications, servers and computing devices.