Zero-trust, secure passwordless and multi-factor authentication for state and local government
YubiKeys provide highest assurance authentication without compromise to help you go passwordless, modernize multi-factor authentication and smart card deployments to ensure only authorized access to sensitive personal information and community services.
Ensure government compliant, highest assurance multi-factor and passwordless authentication
Government employees and contractors are likely to be targeted by hackers and nation-states, so authentication solutions need to be resistant to phishing and account takeovers, and comply with FIPS 140-2, DFARS and NIST SP 800-63-3 AAL.
YubiKeys offer the best available passwordless and multi-factor authentication against phishing attacks and account takeovers. They are FIPS 140-2 validated to meet the highest authentication assurance level 3 requirements (AAL3) of NIST SP800-63B guidelines, and are CJIS, WebAuthn, FIDO, FIDO2 and DFARS/NIST SP 800-171 compliant.
Secure services for internal employees and local constituents
State and local government systems contain sensitive information such as social security numbers and citizen data. Internal employees need secure access to this information and external constituents need to seamlessly access citizen services without leaving open attack vectors.
YubiKeys protect hundreds of cloud and on-premises applications and seamlessly integrate with existing Identity Management solutions like Microsoft, Duo, Okta and Ping, giving employees and your constituents a single security key for zero-trust access to government systems and services.
Deploy fast, one-touch authentication for first responders
For first responders like policemen and firemen time is of the essence. First responders need secure and speedy access to machines, VPN and CJIS systems like criminal databases, license plate databases and more.
With the YubiKey, first responders get fast and easy MFA access to protected systems and data via reliable hardware security that does not require a battery or network connectivity. It offers strong one-touch security, and is 4 times faster than typing in an OTP.
Secure sensitive information across elections and political campaigns
YubiKeys protect against domestic and foreign threats by securing sensitive information and high-risk individuals across election networks and political campaigns. They ensure email confidentiality, secure access to laptops, protect voter databases and stop candidate social account takeovers.
YubiKeys protect against domestic and foreign threats by securing sensitive information and high-risk individuals across election networks and political campaigns. They defend global democracy by ensuring email confidentiality, securing access to laptops, protecting voter databases and stopping candidate social account takeovers.
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Offer zero-trust security with the best user experience
SMS codes, one-time passwords, and mobile push authenticators require additional cumbersome steps while not being secure. Waiting for and typing in one-time codes, or going through extra steps creates user fatigue and decreases employee productivity.
With YubiKeys, you are no longer forced to choose between strong security and user experience. YubiKeys don’t require connectivity to work and are always available and ready for authentication. Hardware-based zero trust security is combined with an intuitive user experience that’s 4 times faster than SMS.
Reduce password support incidents and lower IT operational costs
Gartner estimates that 20-50% of helpdesk calls are for password resets, and Forrester estimates the cost of each incident to be approximately $70 (source: Best Practices: Selecting, Deploying, and Managing Enterprise Password Managers”, Forrester Research). These costs can increase for state and local government agencies that don’t have large IT teams.
Reducing password-related support incidents saves your agency from high IT operational costs. The YubiKey has been proven to reduce support incidents by up to 92%, saving you money while increasing productivity.
Meets Federal Government Compliance Requirements
Manufactured securely in the United States using stringent processes and secure supply chain for trustworthy components, Yubico solutions are fully vetted and approved for sale throughout the public sector, both domestically and abroad.
- YubiKeys are:
- FIPS 140-2 certified (Certificate #3517) Overall Level 2, Physical Security Level 3
- Validated to NIST SP 800-63-3 Authenticator Assurance Level (AAL) 3 requirements
- Support for DFARS/NIST SP 800-171
- WebAuthn/FIDO/FIDO2 compliant
- Approved for use in DOD Non-Classified and Secret Classified Environments
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