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Chandan Singh Rathore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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As we know, applications and technologies to use are increasing day by day and so are the user credentials. So, it is difficult to remember all those passwords as there are too many. In such scenarios, Yubico came as a life savior. The best thing about the Yubico authentication is that it supports both symmetric and asymmetric key encryption methods and passwords are encrypted.
  • Symmetric key encryption
  • Asymmetric encryption
  • Works with all OS/platforms
  • Customer Support, especially in India
  • Documentation availability on open internet
  • Licensing/pricing
Other solutions support symmetric encryption only, where Yubico supports both symmetric and asymmetric encryption methods. It can be installed on cloud as well as on-premises. So if there is a customer who is not cloud friendly, they can also [benefit from] Yubico. It's suited to all kinds of organization [as it] has so many authentication methods available i.e. Time Based OTP (TOTP), Counter Based OTP (HOTP), Smart Card, etc... It supports older authentication methods as well and supports all the platforms/operating systems.
Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Yubikey 5C NFC and Yubikey 5C for our MFA access to critical systems. It is a great hardware key with amazing integration with all third-party vendors. The Yubikey 5C NFC also works on any mobile phone and [is] easy to carry with your regular key. The Yubikey 5C Nano is easy to use with desktop or laptop computers due to the small size (It won't work on mobile due to the missing NFC support).
  • Secure and easy to use on laptop or mobile.
  • Great support.
  • IP67-certified with no moving parts.
  • Yubikey 5C Nano doesn't support NFC.
  • Yubikey 5C NFC Mobile functionality could be better.
  • Pricey.
Suppose you need a secure solution for 2FA, so Yubico Yubikey is the best solution to use. All vendors support the hardware key, and I didn't have any problem using it on any service. It is small, IP67-certified, and has no moving parts, so you can carry it on with you without worrying.
Score 10 out of 10
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YubiKeys are being used by a small part of people within the organization to act as a physical token for MFA.
  • Security: The YubiKey is a great option for securing accounts!
  • Portability.
  • Connection points: there are several types of YubiKeys available making it convenient to use with apple devices directly, for example. The lightening/USB-C option is a solid choice for if you have several mac or iPhone users leveraging the key.
  • The management application is confusing. It's very easy to invalidate your key/reset it by mistake.
  • Not a consistent experience across applications. This isn't necessarily YubiKey's fault, but it's enough to be an annoying quirk.
Yubico (and by extension, the YubiKey) are great and suited well in my opinion to organizations of any size.
Score 8 out of 10
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Currently, we use Yubico as a single sign-on solution for our administrators. We recently migrated to Azure AD and Yubikey 5 supports passwordless authentication which is a big plus. We are investigating whether a rollout to all users would be beneficial. This will depend on business decisions of device types that we are going to support and where the key works.
  • Passwordless authentication
  • Hardware-based tokens
  • Support NFC and USB
  • NFC cannot be used reliably when on a keychain, phones do not detect it properly anymore.
  • In fact you need two keys for backup purposes and that can be expensive.
  • Combination of work/private use of Yubikeys.
  • Not firmware updatable.
It is well suited when a hardware authentication factor is needed or desired. The drawback is that you physically need to have it with you and that you may receive prompts to insert/use the key on devices that do not support it or cannot read the key due to no NFC or USB being present.
Leah Jakaitis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Yubico's security key is used to provide an additional layer of security for accessing documents, passwords, information, and resources. It is used across the organization by all departments. It adds a physical element to information security/cybersecurity. As for the business problem, it doesn't address a specific "problem" so much as it prevents major problems from arising; by stringently adhering to security processes, including the use of physical keys, information access/dissemination is kept well controlled within the organization.
  • Unobtrusive use of USB-C key (semi-permanently in a laptop or computer port).
  • Excellent 2-factor authentication requiring interaction/presence of the physical key.
  • Integrates with platforms/password managers for personal and organizational use.
  • Setup can be a little confusing for inexperienced users: documentation and step-by-step instructions will help ensure smoothe onboarding.
  • Specific implementations (like for Google) can be tricky. Fortunately, Yubico provides a lot of support / documentation on impelementation.
I 100% recommend Yubico for organizations that work with secure or confidential information. The use of 2-factor authentication should be a given: it protects information and assets (personal and organizational) and adds an additional layer of security. Yubico's security is demonstrably robust, and it integrates (sometimes with some finagling/legwork) with most 2FA platforms/logins. Additionally, the key itself is either a semipermanent unobtrusive attachment or a small key you can plug into the computer. I highly recommend Yubikeys for both personal and professional use.

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What is Yubico?

Swedish company Yubico offers multi-factor authentication.

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What is Yubico?

Swedish company Yubico offers multi-factor authentication.

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The most common users of Yubico are from Small Businesses and the Information Technology & Services industry.