Yubico, the leading provider of hardware authentication security keys, has announced it is re-defining enterprise security with the launch of its enhanced YubiEnterprise Subscription program, expanded Security Key Series, and updated pricing structure. With the onslaught of today’s sophisticated attacks specifically targeting enterprises, these updates will help better equip organisations with hardware-based authentication and complimentary services needed to prevent the constant threat companies are facing.

“People that use legacy multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions are at high risk for being hacked,” said Jeff Wallace, senior vice president of product, Yubico. “The intrinsic value of modern MFA has risen given the escalating cyber threat landscape and recent government mandates. With the enhanced YubiEnterprise Subscription, customers get the benefit of all that Yubico offers. We continue to set and raise the standard for security strategies by making it easier than ever for companies to protect themselves, their employees, and their customers against malicious hackers and sophisticated attacks like phishing.”

The key to preventing cybersecurity attacks

With the latest enhancements to YubiEnterprise Subscription, and the expanded Security Key Series, Yubico is making its products more accessible for enterprises with comprehensive options for organisations to update their security strategies, utilise a YubiKey as a Service model, and gain access to enterprise services and tools to help them modernise their MFA.

YubiEnterprise Subscription

To help organisations move more easily to the strongest security posture with phishing-resistant MFA, Yubico is introducing an updated YubiEnterprise Subscription program to organisations with 500 users or more. Available in both Standard and Plus plans, there are many benefits to YubiEnterprise Subscription, including:

  • Lower cost to entry – Gain phishing-resistant MFA for less than the price of a cup of coffee per user per month (OPEX) with additional subscription-only entitlements and discounts built-in.
  • Flexibility – Enable user choice to select preferred YubiKeys in subscription tiers over time with options to upgrade as needs evolve.
  • Future-proofed – Ensure security is always prioritised with replacement keys that can be used for employee churn, lost devices, or secure authentication backups.
  • Faster rollout – Quickly deploy and protect your workforce, your brand, and stay connected to security experts through Professional Services, a dedicated Customer Success Manager, and 24x7x365 Priority Support.
  • Seamless distribution – Leveraging YubiEnterprise Delivery, organisations can automate time-consuming tasks such as shipping, inventory management and more.

Organisations can derive the best value by opting for Plus subscription which includes additional value and services. Standard subscription offers a la carte add-ons.

Security Key Series *COMING SOON*

The expanded Security Key Series lineup will include two new enterprise, FIDO-only (FIDO2/WebAuthn and FIDO U2F) keys, to provide phishing-resistant MFA to organisations. Additionally, the Security Key Series lineup will transition from blue to black in color, bringing it into alignment with the long-time trusted, iconic look and feel of the flagship YubiKey 5 Series.

With the same support and feature set as the two original keys, the enterprise Security Keys will only be available as part of the YubiEnterprise Subscription program, and include serial numbers to meet current and future enterprise requirements. The black Security Key Series will include an etching on the back of the devices to differentiate from YubiKey models.

The introduction of black Security Keys helps streamline manufacturing as we meet heightened customer demand.

Updated pricing structure

As part of our mission to make the internet safer for everyone, and to make phishing-resistant MFA accessible, the company is continuing to aim at providing the highest quality solutions at a competitive price for businesses. The company’s goal is to continue to drive innovation and to do so, Yubico is making updates to increase pricing on the majority of its devices. Even as perpetual prices are raised, the YubiEnterprise Subscription pricing in comparison delivers a value increase at a compelling price point.

The updated pricing is a result of macro economic trends and component expenses. These changes will help Yubico continue to innovate and help us meet the growing needs of enterprises as they face urgency to move to modern, phishing-resistant MFA for their global user base.

Recent quotes from Partners and Customers 

“YubiEnterprise Subscription forces you to stay on top of the ball in terms of security and YubiEnterprise Delivery. The entire distribution process has been offloaded with turnkey delivery. It’s huge for BeyondTrust that we do not have to worry about inventory, shipping, tracking or delivery.” – Morey Haber, Chief Security Officer, BeyondTrust

“We saw the value of YubiEnterprise Delivery as an easy way to solve our problem of getting YubiKeys to our remote workforce during the height of the pandemic. It also solved the problem of distributing keys to our new hires as we were experiencing explosive growth.” – Daniel Jacobson, Senior Director of IT, Datadog

“Combining the strength of YubiKeys certificate-based authentication, Microsoft’s conditional access authentication, and mobile certificate-based solutions, government agencies and enterprises have an easy-to-use phishing-resistant MFA solution no matter what device they are on. Our close collaboration with Yubico provides mission critical secure authentication solutions to thwart the increasing volume of identity-based cyber attacks.”- Steve Faehl, Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft’s Federal Security team

“Okta Identity Engine, coupled with YubiKeys, stops hackers in their tracks. Our customers can be confident in their security choice, which will help support and even increase their productivity with our joint phishing-resistant authentication solution. We look forward to continuing our partnership in 2023.” – Maureen Little, Vice President of Okta’s Product Identity team

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