Yubico Introduces Industry’s First FIDO Ready™ Universal 2nd Factor Device

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PALO ALTO, CA, Jan. 6, 2014 – Yubico, the leading provider of simple, open online identity protection, announced today that the YubiKey NEO, the first U2F FIDO Ready authentication device, will be showcased at the upcoming ShowStoppers event at CES (Consumer Electronics Show).  Yubico will be exhibiting at booth C8 at ShowStoppers on Tuesday January 7, 2014, at the Wynn Las Vegas.

* Note – as of May 21, 2015, Yubico FIDO Ready™ products became official FIDO Certified™ products.  Read more here.

The YubiKey NEO with FIDO U2F enables secure single key log in from a mobile device or computer, to any number of services. To authenticate, a user inserts the YubiKey NEO into a computer’s USB port, types a simple PIN or password in the login field and touches the YubiKey NEO to confirm that he/she is physically present and is attempting to log in. This revolutionary product offers military grade security out-of-the box, with no additional drivers or client software needed. To authenticate to mobile devices, the user just taps the YubiKey NEO to an NFC enabled smart phone or tablet.

“We are introducing a new world of simple and secure online identities,” said Stina Ehrensvard, CEO and Founder of Yubico. “The Yubikey NEO integrates with FIDO’s open standards to provide you full ownership and security of your identity across all online services. As no information or secrets are shared between online service providers, the YubiKey NEO guards your privacy at all times, without you having to rely or be managed by any government, IT or financial organization.”

The YubiKey NEO is a product extension of the YubiKey family, used by millions of users in over 120 countries, and is the first authentication device to be Universal Second Factor (U2F) FIDO Ready™. Hundreds of thousands YubiKey NEO devices with U2F support have been successfully deployed for internal use by Internet giants. The Yubikey NEO will be publicly available during spring 2014 for secure login to Internet services.

See Yubico and the YubiKey NEO on Tuesday, January 7 at CES ShowStoppers booth C8 and on Wednesday, January 8, for a ‘Why Security Matters’ panel discussion from 5:30-6:30 PM inside the NXP Booth at CES: Central Plaza #9.  To register for the panel discussion, please visit NXP.

For more information on the YubiKey NEO, U2F and the FIDO Alliance, please visit http://bit.ly/1kwlko6.

 

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

Ronnie Manning

Chief Marketing Officer
Yubico
ronnie@yubico.com