YubiKey Integrates With VeriSign(R) Identity Protection Authentication Service From Symantec to Strengthen Secure Online Login OptionsBy Yubico, PRNE
Sunday, February 13, 2011
SUNNYVALE, California, February 14, 2011 - Yubico, a leading provider of easy and secure login solutions, today
announced that its YubiKey USB authentication key is now available as one of
the strong authentication methods in Symantec's VeriSign(R) Identity
Protection (VIP) Authentication Service.
The VIP Authentication Service is the leading cloud-based authentication
service that enables enterprises to secure online access and transactions to
help obtain compliance and reduce fraud risk. A fully hosted strong
authentication Security as a Service (SaaS) solution, VIP offers a
cost-effective way to give legitimate users access to business resources,
enterprise applications and online websites while protecting against identity
thieves and cyber criminals. The service supports a range of OATH-compliant
One Time Password (OTP) methods, including mobile phone apps, display tokens
- and most recently YubiKeys.
The YubiKey simplifies the process of logging in with a One Time Password
token as it does not require the user to re-type OTPs 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, and without the need of any client
software or drivers. The ruggedized, 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.
"By integrating the VIP Authentication Service into the YubiKey, Yubico
can now provide its customers with increased levels of security at the touch
of a button," said Kerry Loftus, senior director of product management for
User Authentication at Symantec.
"We are glad that a growing number of VIP users and customers can now
enjoy the YubiKey, with its ease of use and minimal size," said Stina
Ehrensvard, CEO & founder of Yubico.
VIP enabled YubiKeys may now be ordered from the Yubico Web store and may
be used on all VIP compliant services, including the free Symantec(TM)
Personal Identity Portal. To get a VIP enabled YubiKey, go to:
Yubico's core product is the YubiKey(R), a unique USB-key for instant and
strong authentication to networks and services. For more information, please
Heidi Rosenberg of Nadel Phelan, Inc., +1-831-440-2405, heidi at nadelphelan.com, for Yubico
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