Teleport Announces Teleport 8 Access Plane

Teleport announced availability of Teleport 8. The latest edition of the open-source Teleport Access Plane extends the product’s identity-based, passwordless access to Windows desktop and Windows Server users in cloud, on-premises and edge-computing environments.

Enterprises are dealing with increases in complexity through a combination of shifts to the cloud, modernization of their IT stack, the growth of hybrid or mixed infrastructure environments, and a shift to remote work.

At the same time, the concept of a network perimeter is dissolving as organizations realize the limitations of that method of security. The Teleport State of Infrastructure Access and Security Report, a recent survey of 1,000 IT, DevOps and security professionals conducted by Schlesinger Group, an independent research company, demonstrates the effect of these changes. 83 percent stated they could not guarantee ex-employees have had all of their access revoked, and could no longer access their organization’s infrastructure. To solve this security risk, a most enterprises surveyed stated that moving to zero-trust architectures (86 percent) and passwordless access systems (77 percent) were “very important” or “important” respectively.

To solve these challenges, Teleport 8 brings the same industry best practices for passwordless and zero-trust remote infrastructure access to the Windows environment as it does for the Linux environment. This approach includes secure access to all servers, databases, Kubernetes clusters and a range of internal web applications. The survey found 94 percent of enterprises run the Windows operating system, which makes unification of access controls across Windows and the rest of their infrastructure a critical requirement.

With Teleport Desktop Access, teams can use the same modern access management methods like zero trust and passwordless access for their entire stack.

In addition to Teleport Desktop Access, Teleport 8 enables organizations to implement zero-trust connectivity to their mission-critical infrastructure by reducing their open network footprint for Teleport down to a single port for all their Linux and Windows servers, databases, Kubernetes clusters, Windows desktops, and private applications like CI/CD systems, GitLab, AWS Management Console and more.

This zero-trust network solution reduces attack surface area and eliminates the operational overhead of managing complicated network policies across multiple computing environments.

“As a company that grew out of the systems engineering and SRE community, we have a deep understanding of the hurdles facing the industry when it comes to enabling agile yet highly secure infrastructure access that doesn’t impact team productivity. We have also seen the limitations of secrets-based security schemes that have failed to prevent recent breaches,” said Ev Kontsevoy, co-founder and CEO, Teleport. “With Teleport 8, we provide the only cloud-native, identity-based infrastructure access solution for cloud workloads running in mixed environments — including both Linux and Windows — with complete audit and visibility.”

The open-source Teleport Access Plane is an identity-based infrastructure access platform that consolidates the four essential infrastructure access capabilities every security-conscious organization needs: connectivity, authentication, authorization, and audit.

Teleport Access Plane technology resolves the inherent conflict between engineering productivity and security by enabling seamless access to all infrastructure resources across all environments with a single login, unified audit log, live resource catalog, unified access control policy, and real-time visibility into access and behavior. By providing an identity-aware access solution that developers love to use, organizations can easily implement security and compliance without worrying about backdoors that outmoded solutions encourage.

For more information on the launch of Teleport 8, visit its blog post on the offering and its capabilities. More information on Teleport Desktop Access can be found here.