“Together, the devices offer a range of use cases while all supporting the essential authentication frameworks.”
Yubico has launched the YubiKey 5 Series, and the devices in its latest lineup of security keys appears to be its most comprehensive ever.
The lineup includes the YubiKey 5 NFC, YubiKey 5C, YubiKey 5 Nano, and YubiKey 5C Nano devices, all of which support multiple major security protocols including FIDO U2F, OpenPGP, OATH-HOTP, OATH-TOTP, Challenge-Response, PIV for smart cards, and FIDO2, the FIDO Alliance’s big new standard designed to bring beyond-password authentication to the web.
Together, the devices offer a range of use cases while all supporting the essential authentication frameworks. A YubiKey 5C, for example, can be used on a laptop with a USB-C port, whether it’s running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux; while a YubiKey 5 NFC can support authentication over NFC with a mobile device running on iOS or Android.
In a statement announcing the new lineup, Microsoft Identity Division VP Alex Simons emphasized the devices’ compliance with the new FIDO2 standard in particular, asserting, “With FIDO2, Microsoft is working to remove the dependency on password-based logins, with support from devices like the YubiKey 5.”
The new devices are available for order now from Yubico’s web shop.