The friction between developer and operations teams birthed DevOps, just as the same friction with security teams birthed DevSecOps.
But with the many tools devs need to do their job, managing things like login access and identity consolidation is still quite cumbersome.
“What that means is you need an easy way for developers to get access to the resources they needed to do their jobs,” said Michael Ferranti (pictured), chief marketing officer of Teleport (from Gravitational Inc.). “That’s Linux hosts and databases, Kubernetes clusters and monitoring dashboards. If I need to access a dozen systems, then I’m using SSH keys to access this. I have admin credentials for my database, and I’m going through a VPN to access an internal dashboard.”
Ferranti spoke with theCUBE industry analyst Paul Gillin and guest analyst Keith Townsend in a conversation at last year’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe event, during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio. They discussed how teleport takes a more thorough approach to cater to developers. (* Disclosure below.)
Change tracking and auditing expedited
The Teleport access plane merges audit, authorization, authentication and connectivity into a single location to improve security, productivity and agility for development, compliance and product teams, according to Ferranti.
“We make it really easy for that compliance officer,” he said. “When they say, ‘Show me that change,’ we have all of the audit logs that show exactly what changes were made when the system was logged into.”
What makes Teleport special, according to Ferranti, is the degree of complexity the platform has assumed (and taken away from its end users) in building integrations between complex systems like Linux and Kubernetes. These integrations also seamlessly accommodate legacy technologies.
“What Teleport does is with the access control plane, we kind of replace the legacy ways of doing authentication, authorization and audit with a new modern experience,” he stated. “But we allow you to continue to use the existing tools. So we don’t replace, for instance, your configuration management system.”
Here’s the complete video interview, part of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe event:
(* Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe event. Red Hat Inc., the main sponsor for theCUBE’s event coverage, Teleport, or other sponsors do not have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)