The judges praised the YubiKey 5C NFC as a “solid entry”. Released in September 2020, the YubiKey 5C NFC is the world’s first security key featuring dual USB-C and near-field communication (NFC) connections. It has since been coined as ‘the all-in-one security key for the modern worker’ since it enables users to jump between multiple devices with ease and accommodates their varying workflows.
One touch or tap to authenticate is all that’s needed. This simplicity is a significant benefit when most employees are struggling to balance the increasing overlap of personal and work responsibilities. And the need for cybersecurity during the pandemic was particularly acute.
Online fraud has grown exponentially over the last year, as hackers take advantage of the chaos fuelled by the pandemic and target vulnerable organisations who have shifted to working completely remote. Many companies have found themselves in critical need of a flexible solution to protect their employees.
As part of the YubiKey 5 Series, the YubiKey 5C NFC is equipped with Yubico’s signature multi-protocol support –– an invaluable benefit for enterprises –– that allows one key to work across a wide range of services and applications ranging from email clients, identity access management (IAM) solutions, VPN providers, password managers, social media platforms, collaboration tools, and hundreds more.
And to ensure scalability, Yubico recently introduced a new set of services, YubiEnterprise Services, which allows enterprises to easily procure and distribute YubiKey authentication solutions for employees at scale. During the pandemic, YubiEnterprise Services has proved to be especially critical as many organisations were forced to transition to completely remote, placing stress on IT departments to manage and distribute security systems quickly and efficiently.