Hardware authentication security key provider Yubico has launched its new YubiKey 5 Series multiprotocol security keys in Hong Kong.
The YubiKey 5 Series is the industry’s first multi-protocol security keys supporting the FIDO2 (Fast Identity Online) protocol. It is comprised of four multi-protocol security keys, including the first key in the series to support near field communication (NFC) technology.
In addition to FIDO2, the multi-protocol keys support multiple other authentication standards including the company's own Yubico OTP, as well as FIDO U2F, smart card (PIV), OpenPGP, OATH-TOTP, OATH-HOTP, and Challenge-Response.
Yubico is offering the keys in Hong Kong through local distributor DT Asia at prices starting at HK$350.00.
Yubico also announced it has expanded its presence in Hong Kong with the recruitment of a regional manager for the market.
The company has named Tim Murphy as its new regional manager for APAC. Murphy has more than 20 years of experience in security sales across the region, having worked for companies including Cisco, Netscout and RSA.
“It’s an exciting time for hardware authentication security keys across all industries, and we look forward to addressing the changing security challenges that Hong Kong businesses and employees face on a daily basis,” Murphy said.
“We are already seeing demand from organisations in Hong Kong and are well positioned to help these businesses replace weak password-based credentials with strong hardware-based authentication.”
Yubico is a joint Swedish and American company with additional offices in Singapore, Australia, the UK and Germany.