Distology announce partnership with Yubico

to bring modern enterprise authentication to the UK market

Distology, a true value-added distributor and market enabler, today announced that the company has joined the Yubico partner programme. Yubico is a leading provider of hardware authentication security keys, and the partnership further strengthens Distology’s position in the UK security market. 

Distology works with some of the most innovative and exciting technology in the security space. Our key value drivers of trust, relationships, energy and drive aim to connect our extensive network of proactive partners with the highest quality vendors that will allow them to better service and support customers.

Yubico sets new world standards for simple, secure login that is easy to use, while reducing IT costs. The company’s core invention, the YubiKey supports multiple authentication protocols, including FIDO U2F, smart card (PIV), Yubico OTP, OpenPGP, and OATH-HOTP/TOTP. With a simple touch, it performs strong authentication across any number of IT systems, online services and applications.

“The demand for hardware authentication means we are already seeing an interest for Yubico’s solutions within our existing partner base,” said Distology CEO Hayley Roberts. “Yubico represents best of breed technology and works in a very complimentary manner to our other vendor technology, in particular our Identity and Access Management solution Okta. With Yubico and Okta’s Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication, users are able to securely log in to Okta’s platform using a password and a YubiKey.”

“We are delighted to be adding Distology as our new security specialist distributor,” said Claire Galbois-Alcaix, UK marketing director, for Yubico. “Distology’s strong foundation and specialist knowledge of the UK security market will further enable Yubico to increase our presence in new markets.”

The Yubico partner programme includes joint marketing opportunities and pre-sales support to partners alongside extensive product training. “To fully support our vendors, Distology provide vendor quality technical and commercial resource meaning that we can streamline the partner enablement process and also help drive the awareness within the channel. Yubico is no exception and we will be supporting all commercial and technical activity for them with a dedicated team, while helping promote and organise events and lead generation activities,” concluded Roberts.

about distology

Distology is a Market Enabler and offers true value for distribution of disruptive IT Security solutions. The vendors we work with represent innovative and exciting technology that continues to excite and inspire their reseller network. Our ethos is based on trust, relationships, energy and drive and offers end to end support in the full sales cycle providing vendor quality technical and commercial resource.

about yubico

Yubico sets new global standards for simple and secure access to computers, mobile devices, servers, and internet accounts. The company’s core invention, the YubiKey, delivers strong hardware protection, with a simple touch, across any number of IT systems and online services. The YubiHSM, Yubico’s ultra-portable hardware security module, protects sensitive data stored in servers.

Yubico is a leading contributor to both the FIDO2 and FIDO Universal 2nd Factor open authentication standards, and the company’s technology is deployed and loved by 9 of the top 10 internet brands and by millions of users in 160 countries.

Founded in 2007, Yubico is privately held, with offices in Sweden, UK, Germany, USA, Australia, and Singapore.