PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/09/13 -- Yubico, the leading provider of simple, open online identity protection for user presence, today announced that the company has been named a "Cool Vendor in NFC 2013" by Gartner, Inc., one of the world's leading information technology research and advisory companies.
Each year, Gartner identifies new Cool Vendors in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports highlighting these innovative vendors and their products and services. Yubico was recognized for the YubiKey NEO, a YubiKey two-factor authentication device that combines NFC, USB, one-time password and PKI authentication technology. To protect against sophisticated malware, it also includes a touch button for user presence.
According to Gartner, "YubiKey NEO's beauty lies in instant authentication through one tap without need to re-type the OTP, and it's small, robust and waterproof form factor without any battery."
For secure login to mobile applications, the user simply taps the YubiKey NEO to an NFC-enabled mobile device or, for computers, the user plugs the device into a USB port.
"The YubiKey has seen massive adoption rates in the market, and is currently being used at five of the top 10 Internet and social media companies in the world," said Stina Ehrensvard, CEO & founder, Yubico. "We are honored to have been named a 'Cool Vendor' by Gartner, which speaks to every individual who follows the Yubico vision of making strong authentication easy and ubiquitous."
The rugged, yet tiny YubiKey NEO fits naturally on a keychain. It can be ordered from the Yubico web store for $50, with free open source software.
Yubico is the leading provider of simple, open online identity protection. The company's flagship product, the YubiKey®, uniquely combines driverless USB and NFC authentication hardware with open source software. More than a million users in 100 countries rely on the YubiKey for securing access to networks, computers and online services. Customers range from individual Internet users to e-governments and Fortune 500 companies. Founded in 2007, Yubico is privately held with offices in California, Sweden and UK. For more information, please visit yubico.com.
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