Teleport, a California-based organization has released Teleport 10 which comprises features like single sign-on infrastructure access and passwordless access. The most recent version of Teleport Access Plane single sign-on infrastructure removes the requirement of private keys, usernames, passwords, and other secrets.

Ev Kontsevoy, CEO and Co-Founder, Teleport, commented, “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. 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.”

Verizon Business 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report reveals that human error, like lost, stolen, or blooper passwords are among the most common reasons for data breaches. Teleport 10 removes the chances of stolen data being used in an attack as it replaces keys and passwords with biometrics that can’t be stolen, lost, duplicated, or sold.

Teleport 10 by integrating secure biometric solutions like Windows Hello, TouchID, Yubikey BIO provides scalable identity-driven access while minimizing the chances of shared, lost, or stolen credentials. Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance WebAuthn standard of biometric solutions governs Teleport Passwordless Access and offers security and customer experience at the same time.

By using a fingerprint kind of physical attribute for authentication, users can access secured resources such as Windows servers or Linux, Kubernetes clusters, and internal private applications. 

Alan Goode, CEO & Chief Analyst at Goode Intelligence, said, “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. Teleport 10 disrupts this common pattern with biometric identity-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.”