OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gravitational, the company that delivers compliance solutions for cloud-native applications and infrastructure, today announced Kubernetes support with version 3.0 of its its popular open source privileged access management software, Teleport. Teleport 3.0 allows InfoSec, system architects and systems engineers to manage privileged access to their infrastructure across multiple cloud providers and on-premise through either SSH or Kubernetes, while meeting compliance requirements, reducing operational overhead, and enabling complete visibility into user behavior.

Access to infrastructure has traditionally been done through the twenty-three year old protocol, SSH, that enables secure system administration and file transfers over insecure networks. With the rapid adoption of Kubernetes, an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications, new workflows are emerging for managing IT infrastructure. This means that companies need to adopt new security processes and solutions while not completely abandoning current methodologies. Teleport 3.0 mitigates this issue by offering support for both Kubernetes and SSH, giving system administrators a single privileged access management solution that supports both modern and traditional workflows. Teleport is also cloud agnostic so organizations can use it across multiple cloud providers, resulting in reduced operational overhead and increased efficiency.

“Teleport was built around the same time Kubernetes came out, so it was designed for this evolving, cloud-native world,” said Ev Kontsevoy, CEO and Co-founder of Gravitational. “We also understand that SSH will still be the foundational way people access servers. Teleport manages privileged access at the SSH protocol level but also supports Kubernetes workflows so system administrators have a unified solution to manage.”  

As developers adopt new IT tools and processes, security best-practices for those tools and processes tend to lag behind. This is a critical issue in the case of Kubernetes, where a breach can give attackers access to highly sensitive information. For example, Tesla was a recent victim when attackers gained entry to its cloud servers through an unsecured Kubernetes admin console and used the servers for crypto mining. The vulnerability was discovered during a study by security researchers at Redlock, who “found hundreds of Kubernetes administration consoles accessible over the internet without any password protection.” Teleport 3.0 offers companies security best practices out-of-the-box so they can continue to meet compliance requirements as they adopt Kubernetes.

“We've been using Teleport to manage our SSH access and we were thrilled to hear it was going to support Kubernetes with v3.0,” said Justin Dean, SVP, Technology & Head of Infrastructure and Platform at Ticketmaster. “That allows us to leverage a single solution for managing access to both Kubernetes clusters and legacy server infrastructure, which saves a lot of operational overhead.”

Teleport 3.0 is available starting today. To learn more, you can join our live webinar on Thursday, visit the Teleport Enterprise website or download the open source, Community edition here.

About Gravitational
Gravitational, headquartered in Oakland, builds open-core infrastructure software solutions that enable enterprises to deploy, access and run their cloud-native applications in restricted environments where compliance matters. Gravitational was founded in 2015 after its founders spent several years at Rackspace, a leading infrastructure provider, operating mission-critical infrastructure at scale. Before Rackspace, Gravitational’s founders built Mailgun, a popular email infrastructure company and sold it to Rackspace in 2012. Gravitational is backed by leading investors such as YCombinator, CrunchFund, Spectrum 28, and SV Angel.

More information about Gravitational can be found at http://www.gravitational.com.

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