Dashlane First Password Manager to Support FIDO U2F with YubiKey Authentication

The Dashlane-Yubico Partnership Enables Consumers and Enterprises to Add a Layer of Physical Control to Their Digital Identity

Feb 29, 2016, 09:00 ET from Dashlane

NEW YORK and PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dashlane, an award-winning password manager, today announced support for the FIDO Alliance Universal Second Factor (U2F) standard, and a new partnership with Yubico that provides YubiKey U2F two-factor authentication for the Dashlane platform. Support for the FIDO standard and the YubiKey means consumers and enterprises can pair Dashlane with YubiKeys for the highest level of security and convenience.

"When combined with YubiKey, Dashlane provides a simple way to completely secure passwords that is unrivaled in the industry."

Dashlane – The First Password Manager to Implement U2F

"Dashlane has taken a strong position on security by supporting U2F and YubiKey," said Dashlane CEO Emmanuel Schalit. "Cyber-attacks and hacking are an unfortunate reality of the world we live in, and the fear of being hacked is on everyone's mind. Dashlane is proud to be part of such a groundbreaking and innovative endeavor to pioneer easy-to-use technology that protects consumers and enterprises alike."

"With U2F, the future of strong authentication is here today, based on open standards, and leveraged by easy-to-use, affordable devices like the YubiKey," said Stina Ehrensvard, CEO and Founder of Yubico. "Not only is this technology incredibly secure, but it is also incredibly simple. With the YubiKey and U2F, a user simply inserts the device into a USB port when prompted and taps the YubiKey to securely authenticate.  That's really all there is to it."

Dashlane is the first consumer product that implements U2F outside of a browser. This ability to quickly authenticate is what makes the Dashlane-YubiKey pairing so attractive to users. Once a user populates a password form with Dashlane they will be prompted to press their YubiKey to authenticate. This simple second authentication step ensures that the user, in fact, has control of their account and that malware or other malicious software is not trying to gain access.

Dashlane Power. YubiKey Convenience. U2F Security.

The FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance is an industry association launched in 2013 with the aim to address password authentication problems that are systemic in the technology industry. The FIDO U2F standard is catching fire as the protocol that defines strong authentication and helps protect against modern hacker techniques prevalent in our breach-filled world.

Yubico's YubiKey is a USB hardware authentication device implementing multiple protocol support, including the new open FIDO U2F standard.  With a simple touch, the YubiKey executes a public and private key exchange, successfully authenticating the user into the Dashlane platform.

Pairing YubiKey's U2F two-factor authentication with Dashlane is simple:

  1. Easy to Use – The combination can be used "out-of-the-box." This allows for instant authentication to a number of services, with no codes to re-type, and no drivers to install.
  2. Strong Security – Dashlane with YubiKey and U2F two-factor authentication uses public key cryptography.  Native in-browser support protects against phishing, session hijacking, man-in-the-middle attacks, and malware compromises.
  3. Guaranteed Privacy – The pairing allows users to choose, own, and control their secure online identity. Users also can opt to have multiple identities, including anonymous profiles. A U2F device generates a new pair of keys for every service, and the public key is only stored on the specific service to which it connects. With this approach, no secrets are shared among service providers.

Learn more at: https://www.dashlane.com/yubikey

About Dashlane

Dashlane makes identity and payments simple with its password manager and secure digital wallet app. Dashlane allows its users to securely manage passwords, credit cards, IDs, and other important information via advanced encryption and local storage.

Dashlane has helped over 4 million users manage and secure their digital identity, and has enabled over $4.5 billion in e-commerce transactions. The app is available on PC, Mac, Android, and iOS, and has won critical acclaim from top publications, including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

Dashlane is free to use on one device and Dashlane Premium costs $39.99/year to sync between an unlimited number of devices. Dashlane was founded by Bernard Liautaud and co-founders Alexis Fogel, Guillaume Maron, and Jean Guillou. The company has offices in New York City and Paris, and has received $30 million in funding from Rho Ventures, FirstMark Capital, and Bessemer Venture Partners.

Learn more at Dashlane.com

About Yubico

Yubico sets new world standards for simple, secure login, preventing unauthorized access to computers, servers, and internet accounts.

Supporting multiple authentication and encryption protocols on all devices and platforms, YubiKeys protect access to user accounts for the world's largest enterprises with a simple touch, and with no driver or client software needed. Yubico is a leading contributor to the FIDO Universal 2nd Factor open authentication standard, and Yubico's technology is used, and loved, in more than 150 countries.

Founded in 2007, Yubico is privately held with offices in Palo Alto (California), Seattle (Washington), Stockholm (Sweden), and London (UK).  For more information, please visit www.yubico.com.

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