UPDATED 08:00 EDT / OCTOBER 25 2023


Teleport advances cloud security with identity-centric access management tool

Cloud infrastructure access management startup Teleport today announced the availability of its new Identity Governance and Security product that secures and governs services and user identities across multiple clouds, environments and software-as-a-service applications.

Announced at Teleport’s annual user conference Teleport Connect 2023, Identity Governance and Security has been designed to reduce attack response times by providing customers with a control plane that maps every access point and identity in an organization’s entire infrastructure.

The new solution seeks to tackle the issue wherein cloud cyberattack patterns are in what Teleport describes as a state of flux. The company argues that most detected cloud cyberattacks target privileged access identities, such as information technology administrators, site reliability engineering teams, developers and continuous integration and continuous deployment system credentials, as opposed to using traditional malware. Attacks targeting identity have doubled since 2018, marking a shift to exploiting cloud users and service credentials.

The shift to targeting identities leaves organizations of all sizes without a unified solution that controls and manages identities across all users, services and protocols, according to Teleport, thus its debut of Identity Governance and Security.

The new service allows organizations to gain the necessary visibility and control into all the access points of their entire infrastructure. In doing so, Identity Governance and Security makes it possible to reduce the attack surface area, identify weak access patterns and quickly mitigate identity threats.

Benefits of the Identity Governance and Security Program include a reduced attack surface area, allowing teams to grant, review and auto-provision access on demand. The program then expires access automatically after a predetermined period of time, reducing the risk of a breach.

The product identifies weak access patterns, with access monitoring providing visibility into privileged access points for critical data and infrastructure. The feature allows teams to chart and address potential weak points.

The Identity Governance and Security Program also can respond to identity threats. With the program, teams can take immediate action by locking suspicious or compromised identities and stopping them in their tracks across the entire organizational infrastructure.

“The story of Teleport Identity Governance and Security is one of simple economics. Protecting modern infrastructure with outdated solutions, not designed for the cloud, brings with it a high cost of management, security threats and a reduction in engineering velocity,” said co-founder and Chief Executive Ev Kontsevoy. “Today, Teleport… solves these challenges by providing users with a unified control plane to secure and defend an organization’s entire infrastructure.”

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