Security key maker Yubico is expanding its lineup of security keys with two new enterprise keys and is introducing an improved enterprise subscription program.
The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company hopes the new updates will help organizations equip employees with hardware-based authentication and services to help combat the increasingly sophisticated phishing attacks and credential theft. The updates also come on the heels of several high-profile attacks that bypassed other multi-factor authentication methods.
The company’s expanded Security Key Series lineup will include two new enterprise, FIDO-only keys designed to be phishing-resistant. The new Security Key Series lineup will also transition from blue to black in color, bringing it into alignment with the company’s YubiKey models.
Yubico is also expanding and updating its YubiEnterprise Subscription services to organizations with 500 users or more. The company says the program offers those organizations lower cost to entry, flexibility, future-proofed security keys, faster rollouts and seamless distribution. YubiEnterprise subscriptions are available in both standard and plus plans.
As part of the updates, Yubico is also rolling out a new pricing structure as a result of macroeconomic trends and component expenses. The company is increasing the prices of the majority of its devices. However, Yubico says the YubiEnterprise Subscription pricing delivers more value than single purchases.
“People that use legacy multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions are at high risk for being hacked,” says Jeff Wallace, senior vice president of product at Yubico. “The intrinsic value of modern MFA has risen given the escalating cyber threat landscape and recent government mandates. With the enhanced YubiEnterprise Subscription, customers get the benefit of all that Yubico offers. We continue to set and raise the standard for security strategies by making it easier than ever for companies to protect themselves, their employees, and their customers against malicious hackers and sophisticated attacks like phishing.”
Yubico’s announcement comes in the same week that Apple released iOS 16.3, which includes support for hardware security keys for Apple ID.
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