Security key maker Yubico has announced that its YubiKeys will be the company’s latest offerings for customers in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
“We’re pleased to welcome Yubico to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, which gives our partners great exposure to cloud customers around the globe,” said Jake Zborowski, General Manager, Microsoft Azure Platform at Microsoft Corp. “Azure Marketplace offers world-class quality experiences from global trusted partners with solutions tested to work seamlessly with Azure.”
With a three-year SaaS subscription, Azure enterprise customers will be able to take advantage of easier access to the YubiKey inventory, buffer stock, a more streamlined procurement process, consolidated invoices, as well as automatic upgrades from Yubico. Additionally, the availability of YubiKeys to the Azure Marketplace also opens the option for organizations to make volume purchases.
“We are delighted to partner with Microsoft to deliver a hardware solution as a software offering on Azure Marketplace to the companies the platform serves,” said Wendy Spies, Chief Growth Officer, Yubico. “This SaaS subscription gives customers a one stop shop for consolidated procurement and invoicing from Microsoft.“
This announcement builds upon what has been a good month for Yubico, following the October 5th launch of its highly-anticipated biometric security keys.
The new biometric lineup, known as the YubiKey BioSeries, includes USB-A and USB-C security keys with built-in fingerprint sensors that allow for biometric authentication on personal computers. The new keys are also FIDO2/WebAuthn and U2F protocol compliant, and work without the need for any batteries, drivers or specialized software of any kind.