Yubico Security Key C NFC

Yubico Security Key C NFC

As more devices continue to leverage USB-C, Yubico’s Security Key Series is expanding to meet this need. Built with the trademark Yubico security and quality, the blue Security Key C NFC is the latest key to join the Security Key Series

Available for purchase for US$29, this security key offers FIDO-only support in a USB-C form factor with NFC capabilities. It provides enhanced, modern security for applications, services, and user accounts for both desktop and mobile authentication.

For customers looking for a USB-A form factor, the Security Key NFC is also available to purchase via the Yubico store for US$25. 

Both devices in the Security Key Series support FIDO U2F and FIDO2/WebAuthn, which is based on the Yubico invention of enabling one single authenticator to work across any number of applications. There are many forms of Multi Factor Authentication (MFA), but not all are created equal. FIDO-based authentication, which enables password-only logins to be replaced with secure and fast login experiences across websites and apps, is the only method proven to protect against phishing and man-in-the-middle attacks. 

Is the Security Key C NFC right for you?

The keys in this series are ideal for users who:

·        Want a simple, out of the box security key that offers the highest grade of modern,  physical  authentication at a more accessible price point.

·        Are securing accounts that support FIDO U2F or FIDO2/WebAuthn authentication protocols. The Security Key C NFC works with hundreds of popular websites and applications that you use everyday, including: 

o   Gmail, YouTube, Dropbox, Twitter, Coinbase, Microsoft accounts (such as Office 365, Xbox live, etc.), and much more.

o   A growing list of password managers, social media networks, productivity and business applications, and cryptocurrency exchanges.

·        Are using NFC for tap and go authentication into supported accounts.

·        Need hardware-based authentication across desktop and mobile. 

·        Want both a water and crush-resistant keychain based security key.

For customers who are considering YubiKeys for strong authentication at scale and to manage a wide range of business scenarios, the YubiKey 5 Series is recommended as this delivers multiple authentication protocols, support for Yubico Authenticator, and a broad range of form factors.

Yubico also recently announced the general availability of the YubiKey Bio Series, the first YubiKey series that supports fingerprint recognition. The YubiKey Bio does not require any batteries, drivers, or associated software and once a YubiKey Bio is set up, users will experience secure second factor and passwordless logins for desktop-based FIDO-supported services and applications.  

Its three chip architecture  allows the biometric fingerprint material to be stored in a separate secure element which delivers enhanced protection from physical attacks while allowing users to authenticate with the same key across multiple desktop devices, operating systems, and applications.