Yubico

Yubico, A global authentication leader

Yubico was founded in Sweden 2007 with the mission to make secure login easy and available for everyone. In 2011, Stina, CEO & Founder, and Jakob, Chief Innovation Officer & Founder, moved to Silicon Valley to make the dream happen. In close collaboration with the leading internet companies and thought leaders we created native support for our security keys in the major online platforms and browsers, enabling a safer internet for billions of people.

 

Security keys for users and servers

The company’s core invention, the YubiKey, is a small USB and NFC security key securing access to any number of IT systems and online services. To protect secrets on servers, we also created the YubiHSM, the world’s smallest hardware security module. For easy integration with any IT system, Yubico offers developers open source servers, support and hosted validation services.

 

A decade of standards innovation

Yubico pioneered the design of the first one-time password authenticator to work with a simple touch and with no client software,  and they made it compatible with the open authentication standard OATH. They then further secured and simplified the PIV smart card standard by adding touch-to-sign and built-in attestation. And in close collaboration with Google and Microsoft, they co-created the FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) and FIDO2 open authentication standards. Their work has been contributed to open identity standards organizations W3CIETFFIDO Alliance and OpenID.

 

The origin of the brand

They named their first product the YubiKey, with the vision of enabling your ubiquitous key to securely access any number of IT systems. In Japanese, the word “yubi” means “finger”, and by touching the YubiKey with your finger you verify your human presence, and that you are not a remote hacker. The green logo reflects a growing team, providing IT access keys, enabled by open standards, and with respect for people and the environment.

 

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