“The limitations of cloud workload and container networking to span zones, regions, and between AWS and Azure forced us to consider writing our own network control plane at considerable time and cost. Tempered Networks overcomes those limitations and has significantly improved our release cycles. We’re not only faster and release with greater predictability, but our code is secured down to every machine.”
Director of Cloud and DevOps, Fortune 1000 Energy SaaS Provider
The complexities and limitations of traditional IT solutions for on-premises to hybrid cloud peering has left DevOps teams feeling frustrated by their lack of choice, flexibility, and reliability. The inability to make any combination of VPCs and VNETs look like one broadcast domain not only restricts availability and how workloads and micro-services are consumed but also limits their ability to peer and move data or workloads between clouds.
People and Process Challenges
Our customers have eliminated the complexity, attack vectors, and costs associated with the limitations of cloud networking and security by adopting a machine identity-centric model for cloud environments that’s simpler and more secure. With infrastructure as code, it’s now easy to securely peer and micro-segment workloads across the LAN/WAN, Internet, and multi-cloud environments in minutes, rather than days or weeks compared to traditional IT solutions. And even better, the cost is a fraction of those alternatives while providing better security.
Our customer was able to securely isolate and peer privately addressed and segmented VMs on the corporate network with specific VMs distributed between 20 regional AWS VPCs and Azure VNETs. DevOps follows a typical build, test, and release workflow with all 50 members requiring discrete remote access from anywhere. They instantly build and tear down these segmented overlay networks aligned to their agile release cycle to ensure nothing is accidentally exposed to the Internet while creating automated predictability. Additional functions from their IDN like cloaked micro-segmentation to prevent lateral attacks would be impossible to do without developing a custom crypto network data and control plane.
*Traditional IT solutions are the use of firewall rules, NAC, VPNs, switch and router ACLs, digital certificates, cellular modems, VLANs, etc.
*FTE - hours worked by one employee on a full-time basis.
Tempered Networks’ scalable orchestration engine was designed to be extremely easy to use with no advanced technical training and requires little to no change to existing infrastructure. Unlike the many complex, fragile, and disruptive steps associated with traditional IT methods, our customers eliminate complexity, cost, and attack vectors through point-and-click policy orchestration.
First, our overlay network transparently creates cryptographic machine identities for every device to eliminate spoofing.
Second, every protected devices' network connections are automatically authenticated and authorized between trusted devices before data transport and exchange. Our unique network-level authentication creates verifiable trust segments that can't be discovered or exploited.
Third, all connections are transparently encrypted and encapsulated enabling non-disruptive and secure traversal across any type of network - public or private. Every device can now be quickly connected and protected across any LAN or WAN, segmented across any network and made invisible to hackers.
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Trusted end-to-end connectivity with point-and-click simplicity to add, disable, and revoke machines.
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Challenges with Traditional IT Solutions
Solution with Tempered Networks