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Swissbit security solutions to protect data and devices As a trusted partner, Swissbit empowers a digital and connected world by reliably storing and protecting data and devices. The company is the leading European provider of storage products, security and embedded IoT solutions for demanding applications. Swissbit offers easy-to-integrate and retrofittable hardware-based security products “Made in Germany”, with which companies can efficiently secure data and devices and realize targeted zero-trust environments. The iShield Key Pro is a new hardware security key for secure passwordless, phishing-resistant authentication and protection of online accounts. It provides the best possible protection for online accounts and enables secure access to websites, applications, services and corporate networks. In addition to FIDO2, the Security Key also supports the HOTP (Hash-based One Time Password) and PIV (Personal Identity Verification) security standards and can therefore also be used for offline scenarios or the implementation of customer-specific security solutions.


iShield Key Pro: All-in-one security key for enterprises to protect physical access, login to systems and web services

With the iShield Key Pro, Swissbit is expanding its range of hardware security keys with more than simply another FIDO stick. Thanks to the addition of further security standards and features, the new security key provides even more flexibility for secure password-free, phishing-resistant authentication and protection of online accounts.

Alongside FIDO2, the stick also supports HOTP (Hash-Based-One-Time-Password) to enable automatic fallback to a compliant authentication method with a seamless user experience. This allows the stick to be used in offline and remote access circumstances where FIDO2 is not available.

In addition, PIV (Personal Identity Verification) technology ensures secure personal credential storage. iShield Key Pro features an NFC interface on top of USB Type-A, and is packaged in a robust, waterproof, industrial-grade plastic shell. With its latest security key, Swissbit specifically addresses enterprise IT applications as well as security extensions of existing web-based services and opens up new application opportunities with its extended range of functions.

iShield Key Pro Solution: Key Moments for Enterprises with the all-in-one security key

(1) Passwordless access to office

Using third-party applets such as HID or Legic for secure access control to offices via NFC wireless standard.

(2) Log-in to Windows system (Active Directory) with 2FA

PIV functionality is a further new feature, which uses a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and the PKCS #11 cryptographic standard to store digital certificates and private keys. PIV is an open standard that is widely used in industry and by government agencies for authentication, digital signatures, encryption and physical access credentials. PIV enables iShield Key Pro to be used for Windows logon for local accounts or through Microsoft Active Directory.

(3) Accessing encrypted storage (Bitlocker)

PIV functionality to access encrypted storage devices using BitLocker.

(4) Access to enterprise relevant FIDO compliant web services

Passwordless, 2FA or MFA access to all FIDO2/ WebAuthn- and U2F-compatible websites and services such as Salesforce, Microsoft, Google Accounts, GIT Lab.


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