Tempered Networks security platform helps Rockwell Automation customers safely connect and protect critical infrastructure, communications and vulnerable endpoints from cyber-security threats

SEATTLE, FEBRUARY 17, 2016 Tempered Networks, Inc., provider of secure connectivity for business critical infrastructure, information, and assets, today announced that the company is an active Encompass Americas Product Partner in the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™. Through Encompass Product Partners, customers can quickly locate complementary products that best solve any application challenges. These products are critical connectivity solutions that extend and enhance Rockwell Automation installations.

As an Encompass Partner, Tempered Networks offers Rockwell Automation customers a modern approach to readily connect and protect their industrial control systems, communications and vulnerable endpoints from cyber security breaches. The Tempered Networks security platform effectively cloaks (hides) communications, systems, equipment and endpoints that are IP-enabled, such as PLCs, PACs, SCADA systems, factory automation systems, IP-cameras, robotics, medical equipment, or any system that needs to be remotely monitored and maintained.

The Tempered Networks platform employs a modern approach using HIP (Host Identity Protocol), the most advanced, end-to-end encryption available to create secure ‘identity-based’ overlay networks that can be easily provisioned—even without advanced IT security skills—at enterprise scale. The Tempered Networks solution is comprised of hardened security appliances (physical and virtual) and a scalable orchestration engine. It drops seamlessly into an existing network and enables customers to leverage any mix of wired Ethernet, cellular, WiFi or SatCom networks. With an integrated cellular modem, the solution is ideal for secure machine-to-machine (M2M) cellular connectivity, as it is carrier-agnostic, delivers complete control over network connectivity, and provides a low TCO over private cellular networks.

“I’ve worked with the Tempered Networks Solution for several months now, said Bob Ulmer, Technical Consultant, Integrated Architecture at Rockwell Automation. “The implementation couldn’t be easier. Ongoing management requires very little effort and is accomplished through a single, easy to use, interface. Having end-to-end encryption as well as device cloaking right out of the box is powerful. Before you try to come up with your own solution using some combination of firewalls, VLANs or VPNs to protect critical devices connected to your industrial network, look seriously at Tempered Networks.”

“Our partnership with Rockwell Automation comes at an ideal time for the market as the convergence of industrial control systems (ICS) and enterprise IT networks presents complex security challenges that can interfere with operational efficiency,” said Lee Finck, VP of Strategic Partnerships and Channel Sales at Tempered Networks. “And, with the Industrial Internet of Things, we’re expecting to see large volumes of equipment and devices connecting to data networks over the next few years, many of which have no native security capabilities. We provide an easy way for OT or IT staff to safely connect endpoints rapidly, without having to worry about compromising the security of the rest of the organization.”

About the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork Program

The Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork program offers global manufacturers access to a collaborative network of companies mutually focused on developing, implementing and supporting best-in-breed solutions to achieve plant-wide optimization, improve machine performance, and meet sustainability objectives. For more information: PartnerNetwork website:



About the Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs over 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. Encompass and PartnerNetwork (and any other Rockwell Automation product names) are trademarks of Rockwell Automation Inc.

About Tempered Networks

Tempered Networks is the pioneer of Identity-Defined Networking (IDN), unifying networking and security with a simplified approach that removes the constraints of IP networking. Our elastic and fully encrypted IDN fabric protects every connected resource with a unique crypto identity, instead of a spoofable IP address, enabling you to cloak any IP or serial-enabled endpoint, machine or network--with no IP modifications. For the first time, any network and connected resource can be orchestrated, cloaked, and encrypted from the start. Device-based trust is flexible and portable and extends from any external and public cloud network to internal network hosts and clients. Any IP resource can now be instantly provisioned, moved, or revoked, making your network as adaptable as software, more secure, and simpler to manage. For more information go to Tempered Networks.

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