Google Apps for Work customers can snag a Yubico security key for $9

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If you're a Google Apps for Work customer and you haven't yet picked up a security key for two-factor authentication on your account, now may be the time to do so. Google has announced that it has teamed up with Yubico to offer a 50 percent discount on security keys for Google Apps for Work customers purchasing through Yubico's store.

The offer looks to apply only to the cheaper of the keys, knocking its price down from $18 to a cool $9. Curiously, the deal also appears to apply to work for Google Apps for Education customers as well, opening it up to a slightly wider audience.

Yubico Key 50% off

In addition to the discount on security keys, Google announced some new admin controls aimed at more easily managing employee-specific security keys as well:

New admin controls are also rolling out today, to make it easier for Google Apps Unlimited administrators to deploy, monitor and manage Security Keys for their domains. As a Google Apps admin, once Security Keys have been activated by employees, you can see where and when employees last used their keys through usage tracking and by generating reports. You can easily revoke access to lost Security Keys and provide backup codes, so employees can still sign-in and get work done.

So, if you're a Google Apps for Work or Education customer, feel free to take advantage of this deal from Yubico's store at the link below. Google doesn't say if this is a temporary discount, but the price certainly beats out Amazon's $17 price by a wide margin.

Sources: Google, Andrew Minter (Google+)

Dan Thorp-Lancaster