Online identity protection provider Yubico and cloud server security provider CloudPassage have teamed up to provide authentication services for administrative network access in the cloud.
The partnership came about because CloudPassaged needed to provide a two-factor authentication mechanism on its Halo platform in order to protect server access in a public cloud environment. After evaluating many products, it chose Yubico’s YubiKey OTP USB key for authentication in Halo GhostPorts.
With YubiKey and Halo GhostPorts, systems administrators can temporarily open up a server management port for designated administrators. YubiKey’s tight access control provides ample protection in the cloud while maintaining the flexibility features of the cloud.