Teleport 13 Increases Cloud Security while Reducing Operational Overhead for DevOps

Teleport, the provider of identity-native infrastructure access management, is announcing the launch of Teleport 13, designed to reduce operational overhead for DevOps teams while simultaneously securing cloud infrastructure against cyberthreats. Additionally, the company is announcing a new Teleport Team plan, which broadens accessibility to Teleport for organizations not wanting to self-host the solution. 

Along with greater cloud complexity comes greater risk for cyberattacks, where these cybercriminals often target user credentials and human weaknesses for exploitation. Despite this increasingly concerning cybersecurity threat, the push for software delivery continues to pressure development teams, highlighting a stressful dichotomy between security and speed-to-delivery.

Teleport 13 shrinks the infrastructure attack surface through the creation of a single-entry point, acting as a proxy speaking all network protocols. This further streamlines management of remote access across a complex environment while removing the need for manual vulnerability patching.

“Because complexity is always growing, you have many different technologies distributed across all of your clouds and all of your data centers. And these technologies also have dependencies,” said Ev Kontsevoy, co-founder and CEO, Teleport. “So, if there is a vulnerability in any of those things, you need to go and patch those vulnerabilities just to make sure you continue to be secure. Teleporter replaces all of this access technology, so now you have a single place which you need to monitor for vulnerabilities—and that place is teleport itself.”

Self-updating and regular vulnerability testing are key components of the Teleport 13 release, easing the workloads of security teams by automating risk detection and patching. This automated update capability is configurable via a maintenance window, where developers are always in control of when the updates occur.

Through TLS routing, Teleport 13 offers a single network address that mitigates management overhead and improves the user experience. This single network address empowers Teleport users with multiprotocol access, reducing overall infrastructure complexity and increasing security.

“If your organization has many different technologies that it needs to access, when engineers access these technologies…[they] usually need to specify the address. And because all these different technologies use different protocols, they all use different addresses,” explained Kontsevoy. “So now you have this matrix of access points that you need to configure every single one…[the] situation gets even worse if your infrastructure is geographically distributed, because now you have to repeat it all. Teleport allows you to collapse all of that down to a single address.” 

This announcement also introduces a series of new integrations, enabling users to import applications and groups from Okta to Application Access, as well as AWS OpenSearch support for Database Access.

“This is now visible, accessible, and available to people within 10 minutes, no credit card required,” said Kontsevoy. “You don't need to talk to our sales team. Anyone can come to our website…you only need to give us your email address, and you can go and play with all of these technologies.”

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