About Us

We’re transforming networking as you’ve known it, eliminating complexity, downtime, and the network attack surface. Get ready, Networking 3.0 has arrived.

Why?

We live in a world that has become 100% Internet-connected in just 30 years. As transformative as that has been, organizations constantly struggle with network complexity, cost, and security breaches. The root cause of these issues stems from TCP/IP, which combines a device’s location and identity in a single IP address, using an ‘address-defined’ networking model.

All networking and security solutions on the market are using this fundamentally flawed addressed-defined networking model, including so called ‘Next-Generation’ products.

A fundamental change is required

To combat the many problems associated with networking and security, device identity must be based on a provable machine identity, not an ephemeral IP address.

Currently, it’s impossible to give every device its own unique IP address so people use work arounds (e.g. Network Address Translation) that make networking even more complex and fragmented.

Introducing Identity-Defined Networking (IDN)

Our simple and elegant solution that we call Identity-Defined Networking (IDN) addresses the fundamental flaw of TCP/IP. Now an IP address no longer serves as a device’s identity—just its location. IDN enables you to instantly create identity-based overlay networks that are inherently secure and incredibly simple to manage.

Our vision of Networking 3.0 is to free organizations and staff from the risks of ineffective, unsecure, and costly networking products, and remove their burden of time constraints, complexity and cyber threats.

Jeff Hussey, CEO & co-founder, Tempered Networks

 

Our proven solution is unlike any other
Originally developed for a global Fortune 50 manufacturer, our technology enabled the company to increase its competitive edge by modernizing their production network, increasing production output, and safeguarding them against cyber breaches.

Today, IDN is available to the broader market and we’re uniquely positioned to help you overcome your thorniest networking challenges. We understand the significant burden created by complex, time-consuming, and costly work-arounds--not to mention the distressing security trade-offs.

Our identity-based solution leverages the IETF-ratified Host Identity Protocol (HIP), representing an industry breakthrough for secure communications. With HIP, your devices can be identified using strong cryptographic identities, rather than an IPv4 or IPv6 address. This means your networked devices can change location, but retain their strong ‘verifiable’ cryptographic identity. You can learn more about HIP here.

And, our simple to use policy-based orchestration means anyone can manage IDN overlays. Our point-and-click orchestration tool sets and distributes network policies, making manual and tedious IP address management a thing of the past.

It’s time to say good-bye to antiquated addressed-defined networking and welcome identity-defined networking.

 


 

CEO Jeff Hussey

 

Internet 3.0
Tempered Networks transformational technology

Board Member - Stu Bailey

 

Redefining Networking & Security
Innovation for IP networking is finally here

 

 

Our Team


 
 
Jeff Hussey

 

Jeff Hussey
Co-founder & CEO
Board of Directors

Erik Giesa

 

Erik Giesa
VP, Products

Marc Kaplan

 

Marc Kaplan
VP, Security Architecture & Services

Matt Close

 

Matt Close
VP, Sales

 
 
 
 
 
Alane Moran

 

Alane Moran
VP, Marketing

Bryan Skene

 

Bryan Skene
VP, Product Development

Rich Hurst

 

Rich Hurst
VP, Human Resources

Mark D. Hatlen C.P.A

 

Keith Beeman
CFO

 
 

Board of Directors


 
 
Stuart Bailey

 

Stuart Bailey

John Connors

 

John Connors

Dennis Weibling

 

Dennis Weibling

Erik Swan

 

Erik Swan