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 round (i.e.
Mistake #3: Separating Cloaking, Connectivity, and Encryption
A workable and effective solution for micro-segmentation comes down to the following simple mathematical formula:
Cloaking + Connectivity + Encryption = Successful Micro-Segmentation Solution (SMSS)
Take away any of those three critical elements and the formula just doesn’t work.
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 devices with provable host identities. And it does so in a way that shuts out hackers, while making it easy for devices to automatically join a HIP-based network.
There’s an old saying that confidently declares, “Rules are made to be broken.” It’s mostly attributed to American five-star general and hero of WW II, Douglas MacArthur. In the right context, it’s meant to be a motivational message, trying to inspire people to think outside the box and not be afraid to chart their own course. When misinterpreted, especially when referring to solutions for network security, the old adage can be devastating.
Why do bad things happen to good segmentation projects?
SEATTLE, FEBRUARY 7, 2018 – Tempered Networks, Inc., the pioneer of Identity-Defined Networking (IDN), today announced that NTT Advanced Technology Corporation (NTT-AT) has agreed to resell Tempered Networks’ Identity-Defined Networking (IDN) solution through Terilogy Corporation, Tempered Networks’ exclusive distribution partner in Japan.
If the current state of networking could be summed up in a word, that word would be “complex.” To understand our meaning, here’s a snapshot of just a few of the challenges that networking teams are struggling with:
If you’re in IT or stationed in a NOC you know there’s a fundamental conflict between providing access to networks and securing sensitive data and systems. And when the network is based on Internet protocols designed to allow any computing device to communicate with any other, it creates an environment ripe for hacking, deception, and data breaches – further complicating you’re already challenging responsibilities.
We know what we think, but what do other IT professionals think when it comes to networking pain points? We recently worked with IDG Research and conducted a five-question survey in an effort to better understand the primary pain points surrounding the integration of traditional enterprise networks with cloud implementations. So who did we ask? Respondents were required to work in an IT-related function at the Director level or above for an organization with 500+ employees.