A Purpose-Built Platform for IIoT

Creating a Software-Defined Trusted Identity Layer

Micro-Segmentation for the Connected World

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As billions of OT devices without built-in cybersecurity are connected to IT networks, the result is more complex and porous networks that are extremely difficult to protect with traditional firewalls and segmentation. These IT solutions weren't designed to address the scale, availability, security, and visibility demands of IIoT.

We've built a platform for the unique demands of IIoT networking that enables north-south AND east-west micro-segmentation and delivers a massive reduction in your attack surface without having to forklift upgrade your existing IT infrastructure.

Deploy 10x Faster Than Traditional
Firewall/Segmentation Solutions

Reduce the Network
Attack Surface by 90%+

Spend 50% Less Than Traditional
Firewall/Segmentation Solutions

Improve Operational Efficiency

Deploy and collect data 10x faster than alternative solutions, with no additional staff needed

Increase Availability and Performance

Centralize control of separate networks and integrate different vendor systems

Increase Availability and Performance

Centralize control of separate networks and integrate different vendor systems

Lower Cyber Risk

Isolate and micro-segment critical infrastructure easily with quick and easy compliance reporting

Reduce Costs

Integrate and protect legacy (20+ years) systems without fork-lift upgrades

Reduce Costs

Integrate and protect legacy (20+ years) system without fork-lift upgrades

Make Life Easier for IT and OT

Eliminate the need for complex network IP management, ACLs, VLANs, and more

640 Buildings Secured in 75 Days

Tom Walker, System Design Specialist at Penn State University, centralized and isolated plant services across the University’s shared infrastructure of over 640 buildings statewide. With Tempered Networks, Tom and his team easily connected and segmented devices and systems across many different networks. 

Secure Your Infrastructure Today

Lean how PSU secured 50 buildings in 5 days

Bringing Secure Connectivity to New and Remote Sites

Find out how PSU connected a remote building using cellular and eliminated the expensive fiber connection

Bringing Secure Connectivity to New and Remote Sites

Find out how PSU connected a remote building using cellular and eliminated the expensive fiber connection

Separating Location from Identity

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When the TCP/IP architecture grew from a small university network up to a global communication infrastructure, many issues became apparent. Important functions such as mobility of devices and systems over separate IP networks and simultaneous connections to several networks were not a part of the original design, making networking complex and costly.

By creating a Software-Defined Trusted Identity Layer that separates location and idenitty we are able to protect and cloak any connected device or workload. Our platform is based on Host Identity Protocol (HIP), an open IETF standard, that was designed to address many of the unique challenges of the TCP/IP networking for IIoT infrastructure.

TCIP/IP-Based Networking Solutions

IP address is used for both identity and location of a ‘thing’ on the network

No authentication and authorization before transport results in untrusted communications

Different networking and security syntax for physical IT/OT, virtual environments, and cloud environments

Security perimeter is enforced at the network edge

HIP-Based Networking Solutions

IP address is only used for location of a ‘thing’ on the network

Mutual authentication and authorization before transport ensures trusted communications

Same networking and security syntax for all environments

Individual software defined security perimeter for each IP-connected ‘thing’

Benefit

A trusted identity layer on top of existing IP networks based on cryptographic identities delivered in hardware and software

Zero Trust access control where only mutually authenticated and authorized devices and systems can communicate

Simple orchestration of trusted identities eliminates the complexity with traditionally separate network and security controls

Granular micro-segmentation based on identities eliminates the need for internal firewalls, VPNs, ACLs, VLANs, and more

Host Identity Protocol (HIP):

Creating a Trusted Identity Layer that Separates Location from Identity

The concept of networking based on trusted identities starts with HIP, a long established IETF open standard for cryptographic identity and authentication in network applications. After more than a decade of development, our purpose-built platform is available across all major public clouds, mobile phone platforms, desktop platforms, and server and virtualized platforms.

Education Guide

5 Common Micro-Segmentation
Mistakes Guide

Start your
micro-segmentation project on the right foot

Customer Use Case

Smart Buildings

Learn how Penn State
University securely connected and isolated 640 buildings

Customer Use Case

IIoT Microsegmentation
at Sea

Learn how one of the world’s largest cruise lines connected and secured its entire fleet’s maritime systems