Emerging Vendors 2012: Security Vendors

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Palo Alto, Calif.

CEO: Stina Ehrensvard

Yubico is looking to change the way you think about security. Founded in 2007 in Sweden, and now with a U.S. headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., Yubico's YubiKey puts a new twist on USB technology and on authentication. The YubiKey is a USB thumb drive that, when inserted into a computer and pressed, generates a one-time password for the user to access apps and websites. The goal of YubiKey is to offer a level of authentication that eliminates the need to re-enter passwords and unlock secure environments. The hardware itself is thin, crush safe, waterproof and battery free.


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