Get your life back from the network cartel

I’ve been in enterprise networking and security for nearly 30 years. In that time I can truly say that I’ve seen it all. After spending pretty much all of my calories in the world of IT, you can imagine that I have a long list of ‘lessons learned’. Lucky for you I won’t go through them now. Instead, my unsolicited advice to you when it comes to networking is: Don’t compromise. Simplicity and security ought to be attached at the hip and you shouldn’t have to sacrifice one for the other.

Don’t Let Micro-segmentation Spook You

In the tech industry, many of the words and terms that get thrown around might not seem the most accessible or simple to define, and some of them might even seem downright intimidating. These complex-sounding terms can scare people away from even asking questions.

But fear not. In an ever-evolving field like secure networking, some of the terms that are commonly used become a lot less scary with a little bit of explanation. Let’s unpack one of these spookier terms: Micro-segmentation.

BYON Gets Put to the Test on My Home Network – Blog 2 of 2

A few years ago, an unfortunate incident resulted in my house burning to the ground, so I had to rebuild it. Let’s call it House v2.0.

Like most newer software versions, House v2.0 had some upgrades, like the home automation system. I decided to install a Mac-based system developed by a company called Savant. It used their proprietary controller to interface with the various components of Home 2.0 including thermostats, security system, and A/V components with a Mac Mini running the control software. Conveniently, the whole thing is controlled by an iOS app.

Bring Your Own Network (BYON): Because the Waiting is the Hardest Part – Blog 1 of 2

Let’s face it—whether you’re at the drive-thru, in the doctor’s office, or (God forbid) in line at the department of motor vehicles —nobody likes to wait. As inconvenient and frustrating as those experiences are, waiting in the business world is also costly, because while your operations are on hold, your competitors are innovating, producing and selling. Time lost is money lost in the global marketplace. Tom Petty may have said it best in one of the most infectious songs in the history of rock n’ roll:

Tempered Networks’ New Industrial IoT Gateway - a Breakthrough Solution for Highly Available, Radically Secure, Remarkably Simple IoT Networks

SEATTLE – October 23, 2017Tempered Networks, Inc. today announced its new HIPswitch 250 platform, the industry’s first identity-based industrial IoT gateway, that cuts the cost and complexity of networking and security in half. By eliminating the need for APNs, Ethernet switches, internal firewalls, VPNs and separate cellular modems, the new ruggedized gateway appliance enables simple end-to-end private networks that are more secure and resilient than other alternatives.

Cyber Security Networking Basics for Industrial IoT

Since 2004, National Cyber Security Awareness Month has been observed during  October to raise awareness and prompt conversations on how to best address the challenges that cyber threats pose. As an industry leader in secure networking, Tempered Networks is committed to providing solutions to combat the inherent shortcomings of IP networking and offer our customers the freedom and protection that comes with Identity-Defined Networking.