Yubico and Quest Software Partner to Offer YubiKey for Quest Defender

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PALO ALTO, Calif. and STOCKHOLM, Feb. 08, 2011 — Yubico, a leading provider of easy and secure login solutions, and Quest Software today announced that the YubiKey USB authentication key is now available as one of the hardware tokens offered with Quest Defender.

Quest offers IT management software across virtual, physical, and cloud environments. Quest Defender enhances security by enabling two-factor authentication to network, Web, and applications-based resources. Defender was designed to base all administration and identity management on an organization’s existing investment in Active Directory, and eliminates the costs and time involved in setting up and maintaining proprietary databases. In addition, Defender works with the full range of OATH-compliant One Time Password (OTP) methods, including mobile phone apps, display tokens – and most recently – YubiKeys.

“With its ease of use, robust design and minimal size, the YubiKey is a great complement to our existing offering of authentication methods,” said Jackson Shaw, Sr. Director of Product Management for Identity & Access Management, Quest Software

The YubiKey simplifies the process of logging in with a One Time Password token, as it does not require the user to re-type long pass codes from a display device into the login field of the computer. The YubiKey is inserted in the USB-port of any computer and the OTP is generated and automatically entered with a simple touch of a button on the YubiKey, without the need for any client software or drivers. The rugged, ultra-thin, battery-free, crush safe, and waterproof design has also been fundamental to the success of the YubiKey, currently used by over 10,000 customers globally.

“We are pleased to partner with Quest Software to offer Defender Customers unmatched ease of use, and the Yubico community a new proven validation server choice,” said Stina Ehrensvärd, CEO and Founder, Yubico.

The joint solution will be demonstrated at the RSA Conference in San Francisco Feb. 14-18, in the Quest Software booth 2232.


About Quest Software, Inc.

Quest Software (Nasdaq: QSFT) simplifies and reduces the cost of managing IT for more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Our innovative solutions make solving the toughest IT management problems easier, enabling customers to save time and money across physical, virtual and cloud environments.  For more information about Quest solutions for application management, database management, Windows management, virtualization management, and IT management, go to www.quest.com.

About Yubico

Yubico sets new global standards for simple and secure access to computers, mobile devices, servers, and internet accounts.

The company’s core invention, the YubiKey, delivers strong hardware protection, with a simple touch, across any number of IT systems and online services. The YubiHSM, Yubico’s ultra-portable hardware security module, protects sensitive data stored in servers.

Yubico is a leading contributor to the FIDO2WebAuthn, and FIDO Universal 2nd Factor open authentication standards, and the company’s technology is deployed and loved by 9 of the top 10 internet brands and by millions of users in 160 countries.

Founded in 2007, Yubico is privately held, with offices in Sweden, UK, Germany, USA, Australia, and Singapore. For more information: www.yubico.com

Ashton Tupper

Director of Global Communications