Tempered Networks Recognized for Standout Contribution to the Emerging Internet of Things

SEATTLE, DECEMBER 1, 2016 – Tempered Networks, the pioneer of Identity-Defined Networking (IDN), today announced that CRN,® a brand of The Channel Company, has named Tempered Networks to its 2016 Internet of Things 50 list, recognizing companies whose innovative offerings are helping connect objects, computing devices, infrastructure, data storage and data analytics to transform and improve the way we work and live.

For the first time in the industry, Tempered Networks has introduced the concept of giving every connected thing a unique cryptographic identity and has made it a reality. This new identity-defined networking paradigm means all networks, applications, and IoT devices can be cloaked, micro-segmented, and mobile. IDN provides a simpler, faster and more flexible secure networking fabric for protecting and easily networking all connected things, legacy and modern, like never before. Unlike other solutions available on the market, IDN is the only one that creates all policies and trust based on unique crypto-identities, not spoofable IP addresses. Every device, including vulnerable IoT devices, can get a uniquely assigned identity or can be cloaked and protected by one of our gateways with no disruption.

Tempered’s advanced IDN orchestration engine makes it simple to cloak, connect, segment, move, revoke, or provide failover for any or all networked things within the encrypted IDN fabric, at scale. Because Tempered Networks’ foundation is based upon the open Host Identity Protocol (HIP) standard, the IDN fabric is both backward and forward compatible, making it simple, fast, and predictable to deploy, with little to no modification of the underlying infrastructure.

“It’s an honor to be recognized today for our outstanding contribution to the IoT movement,” said Erik Giesa, VP of Product Management at Tempered Networks. “The breakthrough actually started over ten years ago with HIP, an open IETF standard that was ratified in 2015. HIP has enabled us to build a new identity networking pardigm, where a trusted identity can effectively be native to every connected thing. Our HIP Services and orchestration engine makes it simple for customers to instantly and securely connect, segment, cloak, move, failover, or revoke any IoT device, anywhere. We believe that HIP should be on every networked client, device, sensor, system, or application. Only then can we achieve a secure and mobile Internet and put an end to hacking as we know it.”

“The emerging Internet of Things market holds enormous creative potential, with the capacity to touch and streamline nearly every aspect of our daily lives,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Internet of Things 50 list celebrates vendors who are exploring this potential with utmost energy and ingenuity. On the very cutting edge of innovation, their offerings are poised to transform the way we live and work with an unprecedented level of interconnectivity. We congratulate each of these vendors on the vision and creativity that has earned them a spot on our 2016 list.”

The Internet of Things 50 list will be featured in the December issue of CRN and on CRN.com at crn.com/iot50.

Tweet This:

@TheChannelCo recognizes @TemperedNW in 2016 @CRN #CRNIOT50 crn.com/iot50

Related Resources


About the Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

Follow The Channel Company: TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook

Melanie Turpin

The Channel Company

(508) 416-1195


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 www.temperednetworks.com.

You can also follow us @TemperedNW on Twitter or visit us on LinkedIn for more information about Tempered Networks and our technology.

Forward-looking statements. Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. Such statements include, for example, statements regarding the Company’s or management’s beliefs, expectations, estimations, plans, projections and similar statements. Any such forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results and performance, or industry results to be materially different from any results or performance expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and there can be no assurance that the results and events contemplated by such forward-looking statements will, in fact, occur. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein.