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Dec 1, 2020   |  By Ev Kontsevoy
This blog post marks an important milestone for us! Just four years ago, as we grew frustrated with the state of SSH server access, Teleport was born. Eventually it grew way bigger than just SSH access, as our users want to use the same access workflow for all layers of their stacks. And today we’re announcing another way to use Teleport: as a hosted offering. Let’s dig deeper!
Nov 19, 2020   |  By Teleport Team
OAKLAND, Calif. – Nov. 19, 2020 — Gravitational, a pioneer in environment-free computing, announced today that the company has changed its name to Teleport, effective immediately.
Nov 19, 2020   |  By Ev Kontsevoy
Today, we are announcing the availability of Teleport 5.0. This is a major release for the project with numerous improvements and new features, but the hallmark capability of this version is the Unified Access Plane and Application Access for Developers. For those unfamiliar with Teleport, it is an open source project for giving developers secure remote access to everything they need.
Nov 19, 2020   |  By Ev Kontsevoy
Dear Reader, Today we are officially announcing that Gravitational is becoming Teleport. As part of the transition, we are launching a new website and moving from to But that’s not the most important part. A much more interesting side of the story is why we are doing this and the new product announcements and the direction we are taking.
Nov 11, 2020   |  By Virag Mody
Cyber threats are a feature of our everyday digital life. Most of us have been the victim of one of these attacks, even if we are unaware. The larger hacks make it into the public consciousness, like Equifax, Ashley Madison, Capital One, and more, but we rarely hear from Silicon Valley tech companies. While not infallible, companies like Twitter or Facebook are still not held to strict standards for customer safety.
Nov 5, 2020   |  By Virag Mody
About a year ago, a friend of mine decided to build an EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machine) assembler in Rust. After some prodding from him, I began to help by writing unit tests. At the time, I knew very little about operating systems and started to read about lexical and symbolical analyzers. I was quickly in way over my head. What I did retain, however, was a newfound appreciation for the OS as a whole. So, when he started raving about eBPF, I knew I was in for a treat.
Oct 28, 2020   |  By Ev Kontsevoy
In this blog post we’ll cover how to set up an SSH jump server. We’ll cover two open source projects. Both of these servers are easy to install and configure, are free and open-source, and are single-binary Linux daemons. An SSH jump server is a regular Linux server, accessible from the Internet, which is used as a gateway to access other Linux machines on a private network using the SSH protocol.
Oct 20, 2020   |  By Ev Kontsevoy
Teleport 4.4 is here! The major innovation we’re introducing in this version is much improved control over interactive sessions for SSH and Kubernetes protocols. We’ll do a deeper dive into session control later, but for those who aren’t familiar with it, Teleport is an open source project. It provides access to SSH servers and Kubernetes clusters on any infrastructure, on any cloud, or any IoT device, anywhere, even behind NAT.
Oct 20, 2020   |  By Ben Arent
A SSH session can be interactive or non-interactive. The session starts when a computer or human connects to a node using SSH. SSH sessions can be established using public/private key cryptography or can use short lived SSH Certificates, similar to how Teleport works. Organizations often want to know who is accessing the systems and provide a greater level of control over who and when people are accessing them, which is where Teleport 4.4 comes into play.
Oct 15, 2020   |  By Virag Mody
Kubernetes has some impressive baked-in role based access controls (RBAC). These controls allow administrators to define nuanced permissions when querying Kubernetes resources, like Pods, Deployments, ReplicaSets, etc. For those familiar with Kubernetes, the value of RBAC is immediately recognizable. A single Kubernetes cluster can contain your organization’s entire CI/CD pipeline, highly available SaaS products, or infrastructure that is in the process of being moved to the cloud.
Nov 2, 2020   |  By Teleport
Join Director of Product Ben Arent and CEO Ev Kontsevoy to learn about Teleport’s newest iteration! Teleport 4.4 enables greater visibility into access and behavior by adding Concurrent Session Control features to limit the number of concurrent sessions. Additionally, it can now restrict session sharing and handle idle sessions automatically, making it possible for the user to meet stronger compliance requirements. Ben and Ev will detail these new features, give a demo to show what they will look like in action, and answer all your burning questions.
Sep 28, 2020   |  By Teleport
Enterprises are best served by leveraging an RBAC system to manage access to their SSH and Kubernetes resources. With Teleport, an open source software, employers are able to provide granular access controls to developers based on the access they need and when they need it. This makes it possible for employers to maintain secure access without getting in the way of their developers’ daily operations. Join Steven Martin, Solution Engineer at Gravitational, as he demonstrates how to assign access to developers and SRE’s across environments with Teleport through roles mapped from enterprises’ identity providers or SSOs.
Sep 26, 2020   |  By Teleport
Teleport allows you to implement industry-best practices for SSH and Kubernetes access, meet compliance requirements, and have complete visibility into access and behavior. But invariably, change happens. Teleport allows users to request elevated privileges in the middle of their command-line sessions and create fully auditable dynamic authorizations . These requests can be approved or denied in PagerDuty or anywhere else via a flexible Authorization Workflow API.
Sep 23, 2020   |  By Teleport
Teleport allows you to implement industry-best practices for SSH and Kubernetes access, meet compliance requirements, and have complete visibility into access and behavior. But invariably, change happens. Teleport allows users to request elevated privileges in the middle of their command-line sessions and create fully auditable dynamic authorizations. These requests can be approved or denied via ChatOps in Slack, in PagerDuty, or anywhere else via a flexible Authorization Workflow API.
Sep 22, 2020   |  By Teleport
Virag Mody, Technical Writer for Gravitational gave a concise talk on Infrastructure Security best practices for SKILupDays DevSecOps 2020. In the talk he covers why certificate authorities are so important, and what individuals can do to create a more secure infrastructure access process.
Sep 14, 2020   |  By Teleport
We've all used SSH dozens of times, but do we really understand how to SSH properly? Using such a powerful tool can come with a lot of risks, especially when we're on highly distributed teams with well-trodden workflows that can be tough to change. In an era of sophisticated phishing attacks and threats always knocking at our doors, we could all use a little help with making sure our infrastructure is as secure as it can be.
Sep 2, 2020   |  By Teleport
Learn how Decisiv provides secure access to developers and deals with compliance hurdles. Senior Engineer Hunter Madison will talk about how Decisiv needed to quickly solve the pain of scaling the engineering team, migrating to AWS, maintaining ISO 27002 compliance, and a few of his key learnings from his two-year journey using Teleport.
Aug 29, 2020   |  By Teleport
This video walks through how to configure Slack with the Teleport Approval Workflow. More detailed instructions are available in the Teleport Admin Guide
Aug 19, 2020   |  By Teleport
In this webinar, Ev hosts a conversation with Gus Luxton, Gravitational DevOps Engineer, and Jack Naglieri, CEO of Panther Labs, about SSH, why certificate authorities are a must have, how to audit that activity, and what to do with those audit logs once you have them. Both Gus and Jack demo the open source platforms that they are working on Teleport, and Panther.
Mar 5, 2020   |  By Teleport
With their rapidly changing architecture and API-driven automation, cloud platforms come with unique security challenges and opportunities. This hands-on book guides you through security best practices for multivendor cloud environments, whether your company plans to move legacy on-premises projects to the cloud or build a new infrastructure from the ground up.
Mar 5, 2020   |  By Teleport
While SSH has always been a popular attack vector, the increased adoption of elastic, cloud infrastructure and dynamic, micro-service architecture using containerized application services (aka, "cloud-native" applications), has resulted in the additional complexity of having application services that can migrate across dynamic server infrastructure. This makes managing access to applications and their infrastructure through SSH more complicated and more prone to security threats.
Mar 1, 2020   |  By Teleport
In this paper, we will provide a brief description of what SSM Session Manager is and how it compares to Gravitational's Teleport privileged access management solution. We'll compare the significant design and feature differences and the operational overhead of the solutions. Because Session Manager is limited to AWS, we'll limit the scope of the discussion to that cloud provider. Finally, we have provided a feature matrix of the two solutions.
Feb 1, 2020   |  By Teleport
The goal of the paper is to identify key challenges and the most promising opportunities for small to medium sized server hosting providers in an era of rapid commoditization driven by AWS.
Feb 1, 2020   |  By Teleport
HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Any company that deals with protected health information (PHI) must ensure that all the required physical, network, and process security measures are in place and followed.

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  • Teleport: Access Kubernetes and Linux infrastructure across clouds, datacenters and IoT devices while enforcing industry best-practices for security and compliance.
  • Gravity: Deploy and run cloud-native applications in hundreds of locations where security and compliance matter, on your customers' clouds or on the edge.
  • Teleconsole: Teleconsole is a free service to share your terminal session with people you trust. Your friends can join via a command line via SSH or via their browser over HTTPS. Use this to ask for help or to connect to your own devices sitting behind NAT.

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