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SELECTECH INTRODUCES YUBICO MFA SOLUTION YUBIKEYS, WHICH MEET AAL3 AUTHENTICATOR REQUIREMENTS PER CYBERSECURITY EXECUTIVE ORDER
With the Nov. 8, 2021 deadline quickly approaching for .gov agencies to meet AAL3 authenticator requirements per President Biden’s Executive Order, SelecTech is introducing a proven, effective solution from our partner Yubico: YubiKeys, a FIPS 140-2 validated hardware security key that’s a preferred alternate authenticator to help agencies meet requirements set forth in OMB Memo M-19-17. The YubiKey allows agencies to augment and bridge PKI authenticators like a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) and Common Access Card (CAC) with more modern non-PKI authenticators like FIDO2.
YubiKeys are the most secure, easy-to-use, and affordable MFA solution — providing the highest-assurance, multi-factor, and passwordless AAL3 authentication.
Here’s what you need to know about the YubiKeys solution from Yubico & SelecTech:
IT’S A TRUSTED .GOV SOLUTION
YubiKeys are widely deployed in the US Government with 500-plus unique implementations — including Authority to Operate (ATO) in the Dept of Homeland Security, Authority to Operate (ATO) at the DOD (Non-Classified and Secret Classified Environments), and use in and most major cabinet-level agencies. Government agencies can use YubiKeys to:
- Ensure strong security for non-PIV/non-CAC eligible users
- Deploy highest assurance authentication for mobile derived PIV and BYOD/BYOAD
- Modernize authentication for privileged users
- Deploy fast, one-touch authentication for first responders
IT’S THE OPTIMAL MOBILE MFA SOLUTION
Mobile device usage is growing across government agencies, yet PIV and CAC cards are cumbersome to use. SMS, OTP and push notifications aren’t secure against malware, SIM Swapping, and man-in-the-middle attacks. And BYOD/BYOAD put government and other public sector entities on point to reimburse employees and contractors for mobile costs. YubiKeys offer secure authentication for mobile phones, tablets, notebooks and leading operating systems, come in a FIPS 140-2 validated model, and support derived PIV/CAC requirements.
IT’S COST EFFECTIVE
YubiKeys are an economical MFA solution with an ease of use that’s proven to reduce IT costs. Implement YubiKeys in your .gov agency today through SelecTech for just $42 per user.
YUBIKEYS FAST FACTS
- Offers best available security against phishing attacks and account takeovers
- Devices: laptops, desktops & all mobile devices
- Platforms: iOS & Android devices, as well as Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux & leading browsers
- Protocols: PIV/CAC, OTP, FIDO U2F & FIDO2/WebAuthn
- FIPS 140-2 validated: Meets Authentication Assurance Level 3 requirements (AAL3) of NIST SP800-63B
Yubico sets new global standards for easy and secure access to computers, servers, and Internet accounts. Founded in 2007, Yubico is privately held with offices in Australia, Germany, Singapore, Sweden, UK, and USA. Learn why nine of the top 10 internet brands and millions of users in more than 160 countries use our technology at www.yubico.com.
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