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    Used by 9 of the top 10 technology companies. Loved by more than 5,000 businesses and 15+ million users in over 160 countries.
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    Pioneering authentication standards for the modern web

    Built for security

    Mobile authentication software or SMS could not stop phishing and man-in-the middle attacks at Google.

    Employees & customers

    The search giant made YubiKey mandatory for all employees, and optional for all end-users.


    Zero account takeovers. 4x faster to login. 92% fewer support calls. 100% acceptance rate.

    Authentication without compromise

    Historically, there has been a tradeoff between great security and usability.

    Passwords are fundamentally broken. Basic two-factor authentication, like SMS and mobile apps, is increasingly vulnerable to attackers. And the more secure hardware technologies, such as traditional smart cards, are difficult to deploy and use at scale.

    The YubiKey changes this.

    State of Global Enterprise Authentication Survey

    Yubico’s exclusive research asks employees around the world how they authenticate. Discover the common mistakes that leave organizations vulnerable to attacks, hear from decision makers about the cybersecurity issues that keep them up at night, and learn how and why modern enterprises are embracing phishing-resistant MFA.

    Easy to use across all devices

    Register your YubiKey

    To use the YubiKey, go to the Security Settings of a supported service and and select “Add Security Key”.

    Insert YubiKey & touch

    On a computer, insert the YubiKey into a USB-port and touch the YubiKey to verify you are human and not a remote hacker.

    Tap YubiKey to device

    Tap the YubiKey on NFC enabled devices. Once registered, many services will not require the key after first login – it just works!

    One key to access them all

    The YubiKey works with hundreds of enterprise, developer and consumer applications, out-of-the-box and with no client software.

    To protect access to both legacy and modern IT systems, Yubico pioneered new innovative security protocols and added them all to the YubiKey.

    Inspired by the word ubiquity, one single YubiKey can authenticate to hundreds of leading global business and consumer applications.

    YubiEnteprise Services: delivering MFA at scale

    YubiEnterprise Subscription and YubiEnteprise Delivery simplify how businesses procure, upgrade, and deliver YubiKeys for internal and remote employees at scale. It’s easy, flexible, and allows you to let us handle shipping logistics.

    YubiHSM – protecting secrets on servers

    Based on the same minimized hardware as the YubiKey Nano, Yubico’s Hardware Security Module encrypts and protects sensitive information on standard servers— at unmatched price and performance.

    Trusted by the world’s largest brands

    All Yubico products are manufactured in the USA and Sweden, with highest level of security and privacy. Designed with the respect for our people and the environment, our products are crush- and water- resistant, have no batteries. Proven to last since launch in 2008, our technology has changed the game for modern authentication and encryption and is trusted by governments and the largest technology, finance, retail companies in the world.

    Get started

    YubiKey 5 series
    Find the right YubiKey

    Take the quick Product Finder Quiz to find the right key for you or your business.

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    Set up your YubiKey

    Set up your YubiKey as a form of two factor authentication with the supported service you wish to secure.