Teleport Eliminates Need for Passwords with Biometric Infrastructure Access Solution
Teleport 10 Delivers 'Passwordless Access' — Identity-Based Infrastructure Access for People, Machines and Applications
OAKLAND, Calif., July 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Teleport, the leading provider of identity-based infrastructure access management, today announced Teleport 10, the latest version of its Teleport Access Plane offering and the company's most significant product release to date. Teleport 10 features Passwordless Access, a single sign-on infrastructure access solution that completely eliminates the need for usernames, passwords, private keys, and other secrets.
Integrating secure biometric solutions such as TouchID, Windows Hello, Yubikey BIO, and other biometric hardware, Teleport 10 offers scalable identity-based access while greatly reducing the probability of lost, shared or stolen credentials. Teleport Passwordless Access is based on the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance WebAuthn standard of biometrics solutions and provides not only best-in-class security but also best-in-class user experience. Teleport recently joined the Alliance and this product release aims to extend FIDO's mission of making biometric passwordless authentication the standard across all infrastructure.
According to the Verizon Business 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report, the most common causes of data breaches are traced to human error, such as stolen, lost, or misconfigured passwords. By replacing secrets like passwords and keys with biometrics that cannot be duplicated, lost, stolen, or sold, Teleport 10 effectively eliminates the probability of stolen credentials being used in an attack.
"Stolen credentials are the number one cause of data breaches. Once bad actors gain access to an organization's infrastructure, they can then pivot within the system and access as much sensitive information as possible," said Alan Goode, CEO & Chief Analyst at Goode Intelligence. "Teleport 10 disrupts this common pattern with biometric dentity-based access management that supports FIDO authentication standards – a first for infrastructure settings. Any enterprise can benefit directly from this transition to a new access paradigm."
"Identity is not something you possess like a password or key, it is what you are. Passwords, usernames, private keys and even browser cookies can be copied, lost, or stolen. That's not the case with biometrics read using specialized hardware. Those cannot be copied and uploaded anywhere," said Ev Kontsevoy, CEO and co-founder, Teleport. "Increasingly, companies are realizing the need for an access management solution that doesn't rely on secrets. Teleport 10 represents the beginning of an industry-wide shift toward biometric-based access management, which establishes an inalienable identity for every engineer within an enterprise's infrastructure."
Simplified Access — No Secrets
In addition to Passwordless Access, Teleport 10 includes several new key features:
A popular database used by Teleport customers is CockroachDB. Cockroach Labs had this to say about Teleport: "By integrating Teleport with CockroachDB and leveraging their Zero Trust model for managing database access, DBAs are able to scale their environments without diminishing security," said Jeff Miller, chief revenue officer at Cockroach Labs. "With Teleport 10's new Passwordless Access feature, a customer's security posture may be more enhanced by reducing reliance on usernames and passwords."
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