OnApp Adds Two-Factor Authentication to their Cloud Services with Yubico

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Global IaaS cloud hosting provider, OnApp, has announced the integration of Yubico’s YubiKey solution into the OnApp cloud platform. With YubiKey support, thousands of OnApp-powered cloud service providers can now add two-factor authentication to their cloud services.

OnApp is a cloud management platform for hosts, telcos and MSPs, with thousands of clouds deployed in 93 countries. With YubiKey support, these cloud service providers can use YubiKey – a USB two-factor authentication device – to offset the weakness of usernames and passwords. YubiKeys are activated with a simple tap on the device, which would be nearly indestructible and works without additional drivers or special software.

“Millions of cloud users depend on OnApp every day,” said James Withall, CTO for OnApp. “Security is a cornerstone of the OnApp cloud platform: after thousands of cloud deployments, we offer service providers a proven, battle-hardened platform for a wide range of virtualized and non-virtualized hosting services. For cloud providers, and users who value the highest levels of security, we can now deliver this in a way that’s simple to activate and use on a daily basis, without diminishing the user experience.”

onapp cloud cdnAdding YubiKey support brings another level of security on top of the many security options and authentication methods already present in OnApp. Enabling two-factor authentication with YubiKey would be easy for OnApp cloud providers: they “simply” turn on YubiKey support for their cloud.

Once enabled, end-user customers activate YubiKey support for their own logins via their OnApp control panel. With YubiKey enabled, the OnApp IaaS cloud platform will request that the registered YubiKey is used for login, in addition to a regular username and password. OnApp is the latest addition to the portfolio of leading Internet applications and services that support YubiKey, including Google, Dropbox, GitHub and Okta.

Phishing, Malware

“The YubiKey brings a significant increase in security for all OnApp users,” said Stina Ehrensvard, CEO and Founder of Yubico. “Phishing, malware, and other attack methods are mitigated because the physical key, in conjunction with a username and password, are required for login. This provides a combination of something you know and something you have.”

OnApp launched in July 2010. Today more than 3,500 service providers in 93 countries run on OnApp software. OnApp has 150 staff across the EU, U.S. and Asia-Pacific and is headquartered in London, UK. Its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) products range from bare-bones virtual servers to the fully-automated cloud, dedicated servers, CDN, storage and more.

Founded in 2007, Yubico is privately held with offices in Palo Alto (California), Seattle (Washington), Stockholm (Sweden), and London (UK). 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.