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Teleport Deepens Security Features for Kubernetes

Security remains top infrastructure concern as Kubernetes adoption goes mainstream; Teleport hardens security with fine-grained access controls and identity and policy governance.

PARIS, March 20, 2024 – Today at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, Teleport announced enhanced capabilities for securing access to Kubernetes resources in compute infrastructure. These features combine strong authentication, granular control, and identity and policy governance, hardening resiliency of infrastructure against identity-based attacks.

In a survey conducted in October 2023, research firm DZone reported that 80% of organizations are now running Kubernetes for container management, with 77% of technical professionals citing experience with Kubernetes. This high market prevalence indicates the mainstream footprint that Kubernetes has attained in modern computing environments. Security was cited as one of the top four pain points, with 44% of respondents noting challenges with implementing security in Kubernetes infrastructure.

In its most recent version release, Teleport expanded the productivity and security features it delivers for engineers accessing Kubernetes resources. Enhancements include the ability to:

  • Auto-discover and protect K8s clusters and applications running in them with strong authentication and authorization.
  • Define more fine-grained access control on the pod and resource level.
  • Replace static credentials with short-lived certificates backed by phish-resistant second factor authentication for critical sessions.
  • Identify and remediate weak access patterns and reveal hidden access paths.

Teleport Ev Kontsevoy says, “Teleport governs privileged access to infrastructure, on a foundation of cryptographic identity and zero trust. This architecture eliminates credentials and standing privileges as attack vectors, while providing engineers with a streamlined access workflow. The enhancement of Kubernetes access controls provides infrastructure security leaders with the ability to configure and enforce security according to fine-grained policy.

For more information, visit www.goteleport.com.

About Teleport

Teleport is the global provider of modern access to infrastructure, improving efficiency of engineering teams, fortifying infrastructure against bad actors or error, and simplifying compliance and audit reporting. The Teleport Access Platform delivers on-demand, least privileged access to infrastructure on a foundation of cryptographic identity and zero trust, with built-in identity security and policy governance. Teleport is backed by Kleiner Perkins, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Insight Partners. Headquartered in Oakland, California, the company embraces a remote-first work culture. For more information, visit www.goteleport.com or follow @goteleport.

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