yubicoYubico was founded in Sweden 2007 with the mission to make secure login easy and available for everyone. In 2011, Stina, CEO & Founder, and Jakob, CTO, 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.

A global authentication leader

Our team is located in 7 countries, and our security keys, manufactured in Sweden and USA, have won the trust of the largest enterprises and millions of users across the globe. We are a privately held company, backed by renowned Swedish and US investors, and have grown profitably for the past 6 years.

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, we offer 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 we made it compatible with the open authentication standard OATH. We 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, we co-created the FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) and FIDO 2 open authentication standards. Our work has been contributed to open identity standards organizations W3CIETFFIDO Alliance and OpenID.

The origin of our brand

We named our 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. Our green logo reflects a growing team, providing IT access keys, enabled by open standards, and with respect for people and the environment.

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, we offer developers open source servers, support and hosted validation services.

FIPS 140-2 validated security keys

 

Superior authentication

FIPS 140-2 validated (Overall Level 1 and Level 2, Physical Security Level 3) Meets the highest authenticator assurance level 3 (AAL3) of NIST SP800-63B guidance.

 

Easy, fast, reliable

Hardware authenticator, offering one-touch strong authentication. Does not require a battery or network connectivity.

 

Reduces IT costs

Reduces password support incidents by 92% and dramatically lowers IT support costs.

The YubiKey 5 FIPS Series

Choose from six different YubiKey models depending on your needs. The keychain model is designed to go anywhere on a keychain. The Nano model is small enough to stay in the USB port of your computer.  Multiple form factors with support for USB-A, USB-C, NFC and Lightning.

The series at a glance

YubiKey 5C NFC FIPS

Slim USB-C form factor with NFC capabilities and easy to carry on a keychain

YubiKey 5 NFC FIPS

Slim USB-A form factor with NFC capabilities and easy to carry on a keychain

YubiKey 5Ci FIPS

Dual connector capabilities supporting USB-C and Lightning

YubiKey 5C FIPS

Slim USB-C form factor for easy to carry on a keychain

YubiKey 5 Nano FIPS

Slim USB-A form for semi-permanent installation and convenience

YubiKey 5C Nano FIPS

Ultra-slim USB-C form factor for semi-permanent installation and convenience

FIPS 140-2 Validated logo

NIST | National Institute of Standards

Cryptographic module validation for YubiKey

Cryptographic module validation testing is performed using the Derived Test Requirements [DTR] for FIPS PUB 140-2, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules. The DTR lists all of the vendor and tester requirements for validating a cryptographic module, and it is the basis of testing done by the CST accredited laboratories.

Choice of form factor
  • All YubiKey 5 FIPS Series security keys include same functionality
  • The YubiKey 5 FIPS Series offers a choice of keys designed for USB-A, USB-C, NFC and Lightning
  • YubiKey 5 NFC FIPS features a slim USB-A form factor with NFC capabilities and easy to carry on a keychain
  • YubiKey 5C NFC FIPS features a slim USB-C form factor with NFC capabilities and easy to carry on a keychain
  • YubiKey 5Ci FIPS features dual connector capabilities supporting USB-C and Lightning for use with the range of iOS devices you love, and easy to carry on a keychain
  • YubiKey 5 Nano FIPS features a slim USB-A form for semi-permanent installation and convenience
  • YubiKey 5C Nano FIPS features an ultra-slim USB-C form factor for use with  the latest Mac, PC, and Android computing devices

 

Features
  • FIPS 140-2, Overall Level 1 and Level 2, Physical Security Level 3
  • Strong multi-factor authentication
  • Easy and fast authentication
  • Crush resistant & water resistant
  • Multiprotocol support on a single key
  • Convenient sizes
  • Made in the USA & Sweden

 

Technical specifications
  • Supported protocols: FIDO2/WebAuthn, FIDO U2F, smart card (PIV), Yubico OTP, OATH-TOTP, OATH-HOTP, and Challenge Response
  • Works on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Chrome OS operating systems, and on major browsers
  • PIV smart card compatible, minidriver available on Windows
  • Support for PKCS#11
  • Crypto Algorithms: RSA 2048, ECC p256, ECC p384
  • Hardware secure element to protect cryptographic keys

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