Teleport 16: Advancing Infrastructure Defense in Depth with Device Trust, MFA, and VNET
Jul 25
Register Today
Teleport logo

Teleport Blog - Teleport has been named a Cool Vendor in Gartner's Identity-First Security report - Jun 24, 2021

Teleport has been named a Cool Vendor in Gartner's Identity-First Security report

Teleport Cool Vendor

Today we are happy to announce that Teleport has been included as a Cool Vendor in Gartner Cool Vendors in Identity-First Security report.

"We believe Teleport’s inclusion in the Identity-First Security Report by Gartner is confirmation that Teleport solves a huge problem of accessing cloud-native resources that traditional PAM tools did not," said Ev Kontsevoy, co-founder and CEO of Teleport. “Our approach of leveraging user identity natively on the protocol level enables us to resolve the inherent conflict between productivity and security, so both engineers and security professionals can be happy.”

According to the Gartner full report, "digital transformation and the increasing reliance on remote business continue to accelerate the adoption of new IAM technologies designed to meet business agility demands." Teleport has seen a rapid increase in demand since its inception in 2018, and the unforeseen shift to remote work in just the past year alone demonstrated its value, for developers and engineers specifically, across organizations that need secure, remote access to infrastructure at all times.

The Identity-First Security Report also states that “there is demand for improving governance and strengthening privileged access management across cloud and on-premises environments.”

Teleport's inclusion affirms that it not only provides added layers of assurance for leaders managing security and risk management challenges, but that this is done without hindering the access developers need to work efficiently.

Teleport 1.0 was originally launched in 2016 as an open source project on Github. The first version empowered engineers to access SSH servers behind NAT across all computing environments using industry best practices for remote access.

Teleport 6.0 was released in March 2021. It was designed to provide PostgreSQL and MySQL users with convenient access to databases running on private networks, while preventing data exfiltration, compliance enforcement and visibility into access and behavior. The next major version is expected to be released in July 2021.

To learn more or to speak with a sales representative, please visit

Gartner Disclaimer:

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About Teleport: Teleport enables engineers to quickly access any computing resource anywhere on the planet. Our open source products provide an Access Platform (AP) for developers and security professionals seeking to simplify secure access to servers, applications, and data across all environments. Our Access Platform solution includes Teleport Server Access, Teleport Kubernetes Access and Teleport Application Access. Teleport is the AP of choice among leading companies, including Elastic, NASDAQ, and IBM. We are backed by Kleiner Perkins, Y Combinator and S28 Capital. Teleport is a pioneer in environment-free computing. Headquartered in Oakland, California, we embrace a remote-first work culture.

Teleport cybersecurity blog posts and tech news

Every other week we'll send a newsletter with the latest cybersecurity news and Teleport updates.


Teleport Newsletter

Stay up-to-date with the newest Teleport releases by subscribing to our monthly updates.


Subscribe to our newsletter

PAM / Teleport