Yubico is a great security product but with costly overheads
March 27, 2022

Yubico is a great security product but with costly overheads

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Yubico

Using a Yubikey, logging into a workstation is so simple and secure. In an attempt to go passwordless and improve our security, we tried Yubico with SSO and OTP. It's a lot slicker than using a mobile phone and authenticator app or SMS messages - as long as the user doesn't lose their Yubikey!!
  • Single Sign-On.
  • 2-factor authentication.
  • Increased security.
  • The keys are quite expensive and users tend to lose things regularly.
  • More configuration slots would be nice.
  • Could be easier to setup and use.
  • Passwordless
  • 2FA
  • Small, discreet, easy-to-use keys.
  • The situation came to a head during the pandemic, where working from home created too many support requests for new keys.
  • Security was increased but so was the budget.
We used SecureAuth for a year or two but just the 2FA bit - it didn't help with compromised passwords to non-2FA'd apps. We now use Azure AD and MEM, which utilises MFA and integrate with most SSO apps.

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Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP)
As users are generally the weakest link in the corporate security chain, anything to avoid compromised passwords is a must. For us, Yubikeys from Yubico went a long way to securing our business. Just a touch on the key's contacts was enough to securely sign a user into their workstation. It conveyed a 2FA OTP and SSO to allow our people to never need a password again. Well, that was the dream. But replacing lost and damaged keys is very expensive, especially when you appear to have more than your fair share of clumsy and absent-minded staff.