Yubico and ForgeRock Partner to Provide Secure and Open Source Cloud Single Sign-On
OSLO, Norway – April 5, 2011 – Yubico, provider of the popular authentication token YubiKey, and ForgeRock, the leading enterprise open source identity and access management software company, today announced that YubiKey is now supported in ForgeRock OpenAM.
Cloud computing brings computer and data resources to the cloud and offers higher efficiency, massive scalability and faster and easier software development. Yubico and ForgeRock envision a world of many clouds – public and private – that are open, secure and interoperable and this partnership is one step closer to that vision.
ForgeRock is a global ISV with origins in the business and technical community at Sun Microsystems. The teams base their business exclusively on open source products.
The YubiKey simplifies the process of logging in with a One Time Password token as it does not require the user to re-type long pass codes from a display device into the login field of the computer. The YubiKey is inserted in the USB-port of any computer and the OTP is generated and automatically entered with a simple touch of a button on the YubiKey, and without the need of any client software or drivers. The ruggedized, ultra-thin, battery-free, crush safe and waterproof design has also been fundamental to the success of the YubiKey, currently used by over 10,000 customers globally.
A global company with bases in the UK, USA and Norway, ForgeRock is committed to continuity of innovation and service for the existing and new open source interaction, identity, and integration software found within the I3 platform. ForgeRock provides customers with enterprise-class subscriptions for the platform as well as training and access to an extensive partner community. For more information, visit http://www.forgerock.com.
Yubico breaks the authentication price/strength/complexity relationship with the YubiKey. The YubiKey is a hardware authentication token that looks like a small USB memory stick, but it is actually a keyboard. With the command of an integrated touch button, the device can send a time-variant, secure login code as if it was typed in from a keyboard. And because USB keyboards are standard on all computers the YubiKey works on all platforms and browsers without the need for client software. Visit www.yubico.com to learn more.