Nitrokey, a company producing open source security hardware for data encryption, key management, and user authentication, today introduced the new Nitrokey FIDO2.
The device can be ordered now and can be delivered within days. Nitrokey FIDO2 offers easy handling, two-factor authentication (2FA) and it can be used for passwordless login instead of a password.
- Two-factor authentication (2FA) becomes normal
Most of the big websites and about half of all companies make use of two-factor authentication. But beware: Numerous publicly known cases show that even SMS as a two-factor authentication method is easy to hack. Thanks to strong cryptography, Nitrokey FIDO2 supports secure two-factor authentication. Your online accounts remain protected even if your password gets stolen.
- Passwordless login convinces
With Nitrokey FIDO2, you can stop using tedious and insecure passwords. No password policies, no sticky notes with passwords and no forgotten passwords anymore. From now on, you log in easily and securely to your Windows 10 Pro, Microsoft Office 365 or your own enterprise systems with the help of Nitrokey FIDO2. Passwordless Login is two-factor authentication with device PIN.
- Phishing protection included
During login, Nitrokey FIDO2 validates the domain and therefore protects you reliably against phishing attacks.
- High acceptance through easy usage
Using Nitrokey FIDO2 is very easy. You configure your Nitrokey FIDO2 once to pair it with your online accounts. From now on, you confirm your login by a simple tap on the touch button (optional: by a PIN). In addition to a common web browser, you don‘t need any additional client software or driver installation.
- Good compatibility through future-proof standard
All common web browsers already support the FIDO2 resp. WebAuthentication (WebAuthn). More and more websites (e.g. Google, Facebook), on-premise online services (e.g. Nextcloud) and Windows 10 Pro (with Azure Active Directory) support WebAuthn for authentication.
- Trust through open source hardware made in Germany
Nitrokey FIDO2 is published as open source hardware for transparency reasons and is entirely manufactured in Germany.
The device is available for order now with accepted payment methods including wire transfer (SEPA), credit card, PayPal, and bitcoin (BTC).