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Axiad IDS Unleashes the Power of the YubiKey in the Digital Workplace

Takes Enterprise Authentication to a New Level - Faster, Simpler, More Secure

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - June 26, 2018Axiad IDS, a leading provider of authentication and Trusted Identity solutions for enterprise, healthcare, government and financial organizations, today announced it has partnered with Yubico to deliver faster, simpler, more secure enterprise Trusted Identity solutions to address the demands of the digital workplace.

Axiad ID’s cloud platform, Axiad ID Cloud, helps enterprises maximize the full potential of the Yubico YubiKey, delivering versatile security solutions that extend well beyond the YubiKey’s One-Time Password (OTP) capability. Axiad ID Cloud’s Enterprise-ready Certificate Authority (PKI) unleashes the full potential of this popular security key for enterprises — delivering strong authentication with just a touch and the ability to sign and encrypt transactions. With Axiad ID Cloud, enterprises benefit from faster, stronger, more flexible authentication solutions designed to balance security with employee agility — delivering trusted interactions across the enterprise ecosystem — users, applications, machines, systems and mobile devices.

“The addition of Yubico’s YubiKey to our Axiad ID Cloud offering reinforces our mission to provide customers with the freedom to confidently access and interact with online information anytime, anywhere and from any device,” said Monica Nascimento, Vice President, Solution Marketing for Axiad IDS. “Leveraging its Enterprise-ready Certificate Authority (PKI), Axiad ID Cloud unleashes the full potential of the YubiKey – delivering strong authentication while simplifying the deployment and management of YubiKeys for the administrator. “

A Powerful Combination
Together, Axiad IDS and Yubico enable organizations to easily deploy and manage a robust and flexible enterprise Trusted Identity solution to address the demands of an expanding digital workplace.

  • Flexibility - The YubiKey and Axiad ID Cloud offer flexibility for modern enterprises that need to address multiple use cases and protocols, including smart card/PIV for Windows and Mac workstation login, FIDO U2F for web and cloud authentication, and One Time Password for secure access to applications.
  • Compatibility - The joint solution works seamlessly on major browsers, such as Google Chrome and Firefox, and operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Linux, and Chrome OS.
  • Cost Effective - The combined solution of Axiad ID Cloud and YubiKey strong authentication enables enterprises to securely and efficiently manage the lifecycle of their devices and credentials, while saving on deployment and IT operational costs.

And specifically, Axiad ID Cloud simplifies the deployment and management of the Yubikey for the administrator.

"User experience is such an important factor for modern authentication. With the YubiKey, all it takes is a simple touch to securely log in to applications and services,” said Alex Yakubov, senior director of Ecosystem for Yubico. “We're excited to welcome Axiad IDS to the Yubico Ecosystem, and to work together to ensure their customers maximize YubiKey investments through the Axiad ID Cloud."

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About Yubico
Yubico sets new global standards for simple and secure access to computers, mobile devices, servers, and internet accounts. The company’s core invention, the YubiKey, delivers strong hardware protection, with a simple touch, across any number of IT systems and online services. The YubiHSM, Yubico’s ultra-portable hardware security module, protects sensitive data stored in servers. Yubico is a leading contributor to both the FIDO2 and FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) open authentication standards, and the company’s technology is deployed and loved by 9 of the top 10 internet brands and by millions of users in 160 countries. Founded in 2007, Yubico is privately held, with offices in Sweden, UK, Germany, USA, Australia, and Singapore. For more information:

About Axiad IDS
Axiad IDS is a Trusted Identity solutions provider for enterprise, government and financial organizations. Axiad IDS was founded by industry experts with extensive backgrounds in developing, deploying, and managing identity and access management solutions. These experts have experienced first-hand the challenges associated with implementing and managing mission-critical identity systems, and are experienced in overcoming those challenges, enabling their success. Axiad IDS is driven by its customers’ business needs, addressing business objectives with innovative and cost-effective solutions. Axiad IDS was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

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