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Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)Teleport
Websitehttps://goteleport.com
Company size (employees)100 to 499
Type of solutionSoftware

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

Teleport lets organizations securely connect to their global infrastructure regardless of network boundaries and provides identity-based access for humans, machines and services. With fine-grained access controls for every employee and service accessing their infrastructure and comprehensive audit logging, Teleport customers achieve unprecedented visibility into infrastructure access and behavior so they can meet and exceed compliance objectives.

With Teleport, a publicly traded company was able to pass their independent FedRAMP audit enabling them to run their cloud service on AWS GovCloud and list their service in the FedRAMP Marketplace. Additionally, because Teleport makes it simple to implement security best practices without getting in the way of developer productivity, their entire offering is more secure, enabling them to demonstrate security and compliance to other important verticals like Financial Services, Healthcare, and more.

“Teleport Access Requests changed the game in simplifying our infrastructure access for various compliances. It's led to more freedom and innovation by allowing us to move away from pre-defined root accounts. We have been extremely happy with the product.” - Erik Redding, Director, Site Reliability Engineering, Elastic

Brief Overview

Enterprises are dealing with massive increases in complexity through a combination of shifts to the cloud, modernization of their IT stack, the growth of hybrid or mixed infrastructure environments, and the increase in remote work. At the same time, the concept of a network perimeter is dissolving as organizations realize the limitations of that method of security. To solve these challenges, Teleport provides the only cloud-native, identity-based infrastructure access solution for modern workloads running in mixed environments.

The open-source Teleport Access Plane consolidates the four essential infrastructure access capabilities every security-conscious organization needs: connectivity, authentication, authorization and audit. By consolidating all aspects of infrastructure access into a single platform, Teleport reduces attack surface area, cuts operational overhead, easily enforces compliance and improves productivity. The Teleport Access Plane replaces VPNs, shared credentials, and legacy privileged access management technologies which improves security and engineering productivity.

Teleport’s approach to infrastructure access has accelerated their customer’s growth. For example, growing a SaaS business means bringing on new verticals and selling more to existing customers. But as a business moves up-market, the stakes change — they have to comply with HIPAA, FedRamp, or GDPR regulations, and pass rigorous audits like SOC 2 before signing on new customers. When it comes time to IPO, the stack will be scrutinized, and they will need to demonstrate rigorous access controls, authn and authz workflows, and auditability. ​​Teleport enables SaaS providers to easily demonstrate Access, Identification, Authentication, and Audit controls necessary to show necessary compliance. By providing an identity-aware access solution that developers love to use, organizations can easily implement security and compliance without worrying about backdoors that outmoded solutions encourage. Teleport is used by SaaS companies such as Snowflake, Elastic, Gitlab, and many more.