SUNNYVALE, Calif. Feb. 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® Identity Pr o tection (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.