Yubico Offers a Simple and Secure Access Solution for Web Sites and Content Management Systems

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PALO ALTO, Calif. and STOCKHOLM, Dec. 13, 2011 – As the leading provider of simple, open online identity protection, Yubico successfully meets the increasing requirements for securing online accounts and user identities on web sites and content management systems such as WordPress, Drupal and others. Yubico’s suite of authentication and security solutions allows users to quickly implement user-friendly one time password technology for simple and secure access.

The weakness of traditional usernames and passwords, and the demand for raised levels of security for websites and social networks continues to grow as hacker attacks around the world are increasing at an alarming rate. The perceived cost and complexity for adding more secure technologies to web sites and online services, has to date limited their adaption. Yubico’s suite of authentication and security technology introduces a unique solution, that is simple to install, secure and extremely cost efficient, filling the gap in security for end users.

A web site with any number of users can integrate support for strong two-factor authentication in less than an hour with Yubico. The security suite consists of the YubiKey, YubiCloud and YubiHSM Technology. The combination of the YubiKey, a small USB-token that simplifies the process of logging in with a One-Time Password (OTP), and YubiCloud, a free, hosted authentication service from Yubico, allows web site administrators to provide two-factor login credentials to their end users. To protect the YubiKey one time password secrets from remote hackers and eliminate a security breach similar to what recently happened for RSA SecureID tokens, YubiCloud servers are secured with YubiHSM (Hardware Security Module) technology.

The YubiKey is a practically indestructible device that fits easily on a keychain and works on all computers and platforms without the need for client software. The USB hardware, that has to date been verified by a million global users, is provided with free open source software and has been integrated with the leading open source CMS software projects, including Wordpress and Drupal. Frobbit!, a Swedish ASP, has integrated YubiKey with their WordPress web site, enabling easy and secure login for both staff and customers.

“At Frobbit! we take our customers security seriously. The YubiKey was easy to integrate into our website infrastructure, using the WordPress plugin and the web APIs for the free YubiCloud authentication service,” said Eva Frölich, CEO at Frobbit! “After using the YubiCloud service for 6 months, we have had 100% uptime, a minimum cost and support and our customers appreciate the easy of use of the YubiKey.”

For web sites and content management systems who would like to implement secure, two-factor authentication for their users, please visit yubico.com/YubiKey for more information.

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