New YubiKey supports NFC and USB-C

Faced with the challenge of providing network access to a remote workfoce, enterprises need to find a way to protect corporate-owned devices from hackers and malware.

One way to ensure easy to use and make access non-prohibitive for end users is to use the new YubiKey 5C NFC multi-protocol security key with smart card support that connects via both near-field communication (NFC) and USB-C.

“Users are no longer tied to just one device or service, nor do they want to be. That’s why the YubiKey 5C NFC is one of our most sought-after security keys — it’s compatible with a majority of modern-day computers and mobile phones and works well across a range of legacy and modern applications,” said Guido Appenzeller, Chief Product Officer of Yubico.

With one simple tap or touch, the YubiKey 5C NFC can be used to authenticate across all leading platforms — iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, and Linux — and on any mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer that supports USB-C ports or NFC. YubiKey authentication can be up to four times faster than logging in with a one-time passcode.

Available from at US$55, the YubiKey 5C NFC is simple to deploy and eliminates the need for costly custom integrations or separate authentication devices for each system.

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