Host Identity Protocol (HIP) is the result of over 20 years of development, testing, and deployment in co-ordination with companies such as Ericsson, Nokia, and Verizon, as well as standards bodies such as the Trusted Computing Group, IEEE 802, before being officially ratified in 2015 by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

Tempered Networks is the first and only commercially available solution that uses HIP as the standard for zero trust networking. You can read an in-depth dive into how we utilize HIP to secure and connect your networks and devices here.

What is Stack Fatigue?

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

In short, stack fatigue is the reverse correlation between the rising complexity and cost of TCP/IP-based security solutions and declining protection: as complexity increases, security protection decreases.

Why it’s important: When the TCP/IP stack was invented network security wasn’t a...

How HIP Technology Secures Existing Networks (Without Disrupting Them)

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Robert Armstrong

Senior Software Engineer

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Typically, we are deploying our product into existing network environments. Whether this is due to a new rule that requires secure access or the failure of an audit, it is always an existing network with all of the issues incumbent in modifying an existing thing. Deploying into these networks...

How to Tame the Wild IoT Frontier

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

IT’s task of delivering secure networking is challenging enough – just ask them! Now enter millions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices looking to connect to the network and ask them again what they think of network security. Yes, IoT has been hyped for years, but it’s rapidly taking shape and...

Internet 3.0: Welcome to the Future of Secure Networking

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Jeff Hussey

President, CEO and Co-Founder

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

For most of us, it’s hard to imagine what networking would be like without complexity. Even something simple, like moving a printer, can take weeks of planning, provisioning and system updates to get it from the fourth floor to the fifth. The number of person hours required to make a move almost...

When inventing something, you should try to think about what the consequences might be

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Jeff Hussey

President, CEO and Co-Founder

Friday, February 23, 2018

These words were recently spoken by the man affectionately known as “The Father of the Internet”, Vint Cerf, in a recent NPR interview. Unfortunately, he didn’t apply that best practice to the invention he’s best known for. While he and his team created the vehicle that makes our entire world go...

Host Identity Protocol – Making Secure Networking HIP Again

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Bryan Skene

VP of Product Development

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The old address-defined networking paradigm of blindly networking everything is problematic at best… unless you’re a hacker. But now, there’s a better way. One that’s HIP to be precise!

HIP—which stands for Host Identity Protocol—moves beyond the old way of networking. Instead, HIP only networks...