Google has announced that it is partnering with Yubico, makers of USB and wireless security technologies, to offer 50% off its U2F security key for eligible Google for Work customers. These small USB thumb drives provide an alternative to two-step authentication which typically relies on SMS messages or Google’s Authentication app. Yubico’s U2F security key regularly retails for $18. Eligible Google accounts can receive a 50% discount, dropping the final price to $9. Visit this page to check to see if you’re eligible for the discount.

This new security option was first introduced by Google back in the fall of last year. Yubico’s thumb drive uses the Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) protocol to deliver authentication. By plugging the USB drive into your computer, Google Chrome can recognize the device and login to services such as Google Work. Since Yubico and Google use the U2F protocol, additional services can also utilize this service for two-factor authentication as well.

Full details below.

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Congratulations! As a Google for Work customer, you are eligible for a 50% discount on Security Keys. Just add the amount of keys you want to your cart, and the discount will applied at checkout – no coupon code required.

Google Apps Unlimited administrators can now easily deploy, monitor and manage Security Keys at scale from within their admin consoles. You can now see where and when your users last used their keys through usage tracking and reports, and you can easily support users and revoke key if needed.

This Google for Work special edition FIDO U2F Security Key will make your life easier and increase security. Take advantage of this special offer now! Note, this special edition Security Key, available through this promotion, only supports the FIDO U2F protocol.  If you would like additional protocol support, such as OTP, PIV, and OpenPGP, please visit the Yubico store. (Discounts do not apply)

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