Identity Defined Networking

Zero Trust Networks Made Simple

IDN: A Secure Networking Platform

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The traditional perimeter-based network architecture is dead. Instead of struggling to secure the ever-expanding perimeter with a costly and complex mix of traditional IT tools and technologies (firewalls, VPNs, ACLs, VLANs, and more), Identity Defined Networking changes the way secure networking is done.

With a secure networking platform based on trusted cryptographic identities for device and system, our customers enable rapid data collection, eliminate network complexity, and replace their internal firewalls and VPNs with micro-segmented connectivity for any device and system. 

Deploy 10x Faster Than Traditional
Firewall/Segmentation Solutions

Reduce the Networks
Attack Surface by 90%

Spend 50% Less Than Traditional
Firewall/Segmentation Solutions

Improve Operational Efficiency

Deploy and collect data 10x faster than alternative solutions, with no additional staff needed

Increase Availability and Performance

Centralize control of separate networks and integrate different vendor systems

Increase Availability and Performance

Centralize control of separate networks and integrate different vendor systems

Lower Cyber Risk

Isolate and micro-segment critical infrastructure easily with quick and easy compliance reporting

Reduce Costs

Integrate and protect legacy (20+ years) systems without fork-lift upgrades

Reduce Costs

Integrate and protect legacy (20+ years) system without fork-lift upgrades

Make Life Easier for IT and OT

Eliminate the need for complex network IP management, ACLs, VLANs, and more

640 Buildings Secured in 75 Days

Tom Walker, System Design Specialist at Penn State University, centralized and isolated plant services across the University’s shared infrastructure of over 640 buildings statewide. With Tempered Networks, Tom and his team easily connected and segmented devices and systems across many different networks. 

Secure Your Infrastructure Today

Lean how PSU secured 50 buildings in 5 days

Bringing Secure Connectivity to New and Remote Sites

Find out how PSU connected a remote building using cellular and eliminated the expensive fiber connection

Bringing Secure Connectivity to New and Remote Sites

Find out how PSU connected a remote building using cellular and eliminated the expensive fiber connection

Identity Defined Networking: A Superior Approach

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When the TCP/IP architecture grew from a small university network up to a global communication infrastructure, many issues became apparent. Important functions such as mobility of devices and systems over separate IP networks and simultaneous connections to several networks were not a part of the original design, making networking complex and costly.

By integrating device and system identity, mutual authentication, micro-segmentation, and peer-to-peer encryption on top of existing IP networks, IDN makes secure networking simple. Network communications and access control are now based on verifiable identities. No authenticated identity? No access. Period. 

Address Defined Networking

IP address is used for both identity and location of a ‘thing’ on the network

No authentication and authorization before transport results in untrusted communications

Different networking and security syntax for physical IT/OT, virtual environments, and cloud environments

Security perimeter is enforced at the network edge

Identity Defined Networking

IP address is only used for location of a ‘thing’ on the network

Mutual authentication and authorization before transport ensures trusted communications

Same networking and security syntax for all environments

Individual software defined security perimeter for each IP-connected ‘thing’

Benefit

A new security layer on top of existing IP networks based on trusted cryptographic identities delivered in hardware and software

Zero Trust access control where only mutually authenticated and authorized devices and systems can communicate

Simple orchestration of trusted identities eliminates the complexity with traditionally separate network and security controls

Granular micro-segmentation based on identities eliminates the need for internal firewalls, VPNs, ACLs, VLANs, and more

Host Identity Protocol (HIP):

The Ultimate Zero Trust Protocol

The concept of networking based on trusted identities starts with HIP, a long established IETF open standard for cryptographic identity and authentication in network applications. HIP was deployed in production for over 12 years at The Boeing Company before being commercialized. Tempered Networks is the first and only commercially available solution that uses HIP as the standard for zero trust networking.

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Additional Resources

Simple Network Management

With IDN, networking and security are now integrated into a unified platform - Tempered Networks

Breakthrough Cloaking Technology

Tempered Networks Breakthrough Cloaking Technology

Educational Guide

Avoid the 5 most common micro-segmentation mistakes organizations make

Lab Report

ESG Lab validates the 'identity-first' appoarch to secure networking

Customer Use Case

Learn how Penn State University securely connected and isolated 640 buildings