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Yubico YubiKey is a small USB and NFC device that support multiple authentication and cryptographic protocols it protects access to computers, networks, and online services for the organizations.

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Yubico review by Gregory R.
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"Yubikey - The most economical way to implement 2FA in SMBs and small to medium size enterprises"

What do you like best?

Although we primarily focus on enterprise customers, we have many SMBs. We have found that the Yubikey at $40 each is the cheapest and easiest to implement two-factor authentication (2FA) out there. It is very easy to implement and supports all major operating systems, many password vaults (lastpass for example), and the majority of Internet sites. It was trivial to implement on MAC OS, Windows, and in all browsers.

What do you dislike?

It only has two partitions. The first we use for a Smartcard and the second for one-time-passwords (OTP). It would be nice to have more, but it works fine for our customers and our needs at present. It also has a limit to the number of passwords you can store on it. Which would require more memory on the USB soft token. Again, nothing that has negatively impacted it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are many smaller companies making USB token based solutions. Most are clunky at best. Yubikey really has their act together with features and functionality. My daughter uses them at two hospitals she has been at. It gave her access to resources without knowing any passwords. This gave both hospitals a big win to eliminate the need for employees to know and use password based credentials. Healthcare is the greatest target for malicious or accidental insider attacks.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Since all breech reports for the past many years have shown that User ID and password have resulted in 100% of the breeches. It is critical that every organization implement two-factor authentication for VPN access, authenticating to their computing devices, web sites, and password vault.

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Yubico review by Randall D.
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"Yubikeys are Amazing and Simple"

What do you like best?

I use my Yubikey almost every day for multi-factor authentication. It's super simple to use, easy to use pragmatically, and just provides a great experience for dealing with MFA -- especially when security is important.

What do you dislike?

The keys are a bit pricey (especially if you want them to work with mobile devices). If Yubico wants to get more widespread usage in the consumer market then lowering prices would probably be nice...

Recommendations to others considering the product

So long as you are able to keep your Yubikey on you and not lose it, it can really simplify MFA experiences. It's nice to have other MFA factors as backups (Authy, Google Authenticator, etc.).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm using my Yubikey devices for MFA purposes for work and personal apps. The main benefit is not using an insecure factor like SMS.

It also makes it easier to authenticate quickly with my Yubikey as I can just leave it plugged into my computer and tap the button anytime I need to reauthenticate.

What Multi-Factor Authentication solution do you use?

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Yubico review by User in Higher Education
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"Yubikey makes two-factor security easy"

What do you like best?

Yubikey by Yubico works great with LastPass to provide two-factor authorization into my save password vault. I feel confident in knowing that my passwords are secure because my Yubico Yubikey device stays on my key chain on my person at all times. Using it is as simply as plugging in the device to my laptop computer and using the hardware interface. My account name and password can be compromised remotely, but my account stays secure as long as I maintain physical possession of my Yubikey.

What do you dislike?

There are so many different types of Yubikeys on the market at this time, it is sometimes difficult to determine which product is right for me. Luckily, the Yubico website does a great job of comparing the different options for the various Yubikey versions available for purchase. I debated getting one of the micro devices, but I was fearful of using a device that was permanently installed into a machine rather than a device that I can carry around with me and use on multiple computers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be sure that the password management system that you select supports using Yubico devices.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I needed a secure, two-factor method to protect my saved passwords in LastPass. LastPass is a great password management system, but unless you have some sort of two-factor authentication in place, it is a dangerous way to store your passwords. With Yubico, I am able to feel very secure using this password management solution.

Yubico review by Administrator in Financial Services
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"Yubico is easy to use, easy to install and easy to carry around. "

What do you like best?

We used the product for multifactor authentication on company's online corporate accounts as well as access to personal computers. What I really liked the most was getting to use it quite quickly out of the box, it was easy to install and configure, and the documentation on the website made it easy for us to configure it's use on personal computer access. For the price point, it completely worked wonders for us.

What do you dislike?

We got the Yubikey Nano, we thought we weren't going to be using it a lot, but ended up using it on the go. We had to buy some keychains for the nano as we kept misplacing them. Configuring the Yubikey was an easy task, but I was really left wanting more than two configuration slots.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Added security to our employees and to our personal documents through a security key MFA. We got exactly what we paid and at a great price.

Yubico review by User in Education Management
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"Great 2fa device to consider."

What do you like best?

I love that I can change the encryption password whenever I want. I love that it integrates with google accounts and lastpass. I love that I can also store a long password.

What do you dislike?

Requires some technical skills to setup. So I'm not always willing to suggest to all my friends. Does. It work with iOS devices.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Always buy 2. In the event one device does you don't want to have to wait for a secondary device to come in the mail. This would leave you locked out of all of your accounts.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work in the tech field so having a password that changes frequently is needed. In a growing age of stolen identity and resources, it helps me to not have to memorize passwords that can be bruteforced easily.

Yubico review by Administrator in Chemicals
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"Fantastic Solution to 2-Factor"

What do you like best?

Fantastic solution for U2F and multifactor authentication. The ease of use and implementation is amazing and creates a much easier 2-factor system.

What do you dislike?

I wish they would include some storage into the device. I am already required to carry the device, if I could also use it as a flash drive I would be extremely happy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Simple physical 2-factor device, It is extremely useful with U2F clients. Device is extremely simple but must be paired with another software (Lastpass) in order to fully utilize the device.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Multifactor authenticaion that is unique to each user and difficult to crack, but easy to use for individual users.

Yubico review by Jordan M.
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"Simple Security Done Right"

What do you like best?

Easy to use and setup. Provides secure two factor authentication to protect valuable digital assets

What do you dislike?

Cumbersome if you forget to bring your yubikey usb dongle. One extra step before you can access your computer

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Yubico solves security needs by protecting our network and computers from unauthorized access. We have seen reduced unauthorized login attempts

Yubico review by Angelina B.
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"Pretty great!"

What do you like best?

It’s a very sturdy little drive that lasted me for years. It keeps all my stuff private.

What do you dislike?

It’s really expensive and it’s hard to learn how to work it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I do not worry about my passwords being stolen.

Yubico review by User
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"Awesome, simple physical two factor authentication"

What do you like best?

Yubico keys are simple to setup and use and have never failed me in three years of use.

What do you dislike?

Not all software supports security keys for 2 factor authentication.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Two factor auth is always worth implementing, and Yubico keys are the best way to implement physical two factor auth.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Yubico keys to secure all internal websites and our access certificates. We've radically simplified the security process while increasing our security overall.

Yubico review by Administrator in Financial Services
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"Does What It Needs To"

What do you like best?

It keeps us in PCI, while not being too difficult for the end user. Simply plug in before logging in.

What do you dislike?

It's very confusing to set up for the first time. It also creates a duplicate user icon for logging in.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Read up and re-read the setup instructions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are simultaneously trying to stay within PCI standards and solving for multi-factor authentication on machines that have local logins.

Yubico review by User in Higher Education
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"Very convenient and useful - hardware security "

What do you like best?

It's not easily hackable since its a hardware encrypted key. Its very helpful in storing sensitive data

What do you dislike?

It would be better if there was a waterproof version of the same. sometimes yubico keys get damaged

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Software security and storing sensitive information and login 2FA

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