PALO ALTO, Calif. & STOCKHOLM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/FIDO2?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#FIDO2lt;/agt;–Yubico, the leading provider of hardware authentication security keys,
today has introduced two new device form factors at CES 2019. The
company has announced the availability of the Security
Key NFC by Yubico and delivered an early look at the YubiKey
designed with a Lightning connector for use with iPhones and iPads.
Yubico will demonstrate both of these devices and iOS functionality at
CES 2019, booth #312.
“Yubico’s goal is to make strong, simple authentication truly
ubiquitous, across all services, devices, and operating systems,” said
Stina Ehrensvard, CEO and Founder, Yubico. “Today at CES, we are excited
to introduce the addition of NFC to our Security Key Series, and reveal
our YubiKey for Lightning. These two products deliver on our mission to
enable a passwordless future for all.”
Security Key NFC by Yubico
The Security Key NFC extends the distinctive blue Security Key Series to
include NFC (near-field communication), in addition to its USB-A
interface, for two-factor and tap-and-go authentication. The Security
Key NFC supports authentication for FIDO2/WebAuthn and U2F services on
computers and supported mobile devices, and is designed as a simplified,
consumer-friendly version of the company’s YubiKey
The Security Key NFC removes the dependency on cumbersome and less
secure SMS or mobile app authentication techniques. The device works out
of the box with hundreds of websites, services and applications
including Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, a growing list
of password managers, and additional FIDO2/WebAuthn and U2F compatible
The Security Key NFC is manufactured in the USA and Sweden, from
reinforced fiberglass that is hermetically sealed, and injection molded
into a monolithic block, delivering exceptional physical durability, in
its distinctive blue color. The Security Key NFC by Yubico is available
today for $27 at the Yubico online
store. For a full view of the services that work with the Security
Key NFC, visit the designated Works with YubiKey catalog.
YubiKey for Lightning – Private Preview
The YubiKey for Lightning is a multi-protocol hardware authenticator
designed with both USB-C and Lightning connectors. By supporting the two
most common connectors for Mac and iPhones, the new YubiKey for
Lightning device is designed to provide seamless authentication across
compatible desktop and mobile devices.
In conjunction with the advanced look at the YubiKey for Lightning,
Yubico is also formally launching the YubiKey for Lightning Program as
an extension of its Lightning
Project announced in August 2018. As the company extends
authentication to iOS, developers and services are invited to apply
for the YubiKey for Lightning Program to enable strong hardware
authentication for increased security to iOS apps.
The YubiKey for Lightning is in private preview and not currently
available for purchase.
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 both the FIDO2 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 ManningVice President, CommunicationsYubico619.822.2239[email protected]