“Our customer premises equipment (CPE) runs on networks we don't control so VPN's weren't an option. We had to send engineers on site for maintenance, updates, and fixes but our CPE is deployed in extremely remote locations, like Uzbekistan, where the cost and productivity hit was impacting our business.
We've embedded Tempered Networks into our technology stack and designed a zero trust overlay network that only our engineers' workstations can access and only our CPE will allow. We now have secure machine-to-machine connectivity from anywhere in the world without having to modify our customers' networks. The time, cost, and security benefits paid for Tempered's platform in less than two months.
Engineering Services Director, Fortune 1000 Energy Services Company
Whether it’s for the board of directors, human resources, DevOps, or any other group of users, enabling secure and segmented access to sensitive data and intellectual property using traditional IT solutions is very complex and can still be spoofed or traversed. The time, expertise, and budget required to provision and manage firewalls, VPNs, ACLs, etc. every time someone needs access is impractical, and still doesn’t provide isolated and protected access to specific devices or machines on the network.
People and Process Challenges
Our customers have eliminated the complexity, attack vectors, and costs associated with traditional IT solutions by adopting an identity-centric network for specific resource access that’s simpler and more secure. With IDN, our customers create secure and micro-segmented overlay networks in minutes, rather than days or weeks compared to traditional IT solutions. Even better, the cost is a fraction of those alternatives. Authorized users' devices now have isolated connectivity to specific resources on the network from any location, across any transport.
Our customer created zero trust networks to micro-segment secure access for three groups: the Board of Directors, Human Resources, and Secure Engineering Workstations. In order to protect sensitive data and intellectual property on the corporate network, each workgroup member now belongs to an encrypted and segmented overlay network that is invisible and inaccessible by any unauthorized device. Unlike traditional network security, the security context doesn't change whether the user's device is connected to the LAN, WAN or Internet and requires no change to the underlying network for end-to-end connectivity. Creating trust, universal mobility, and device revocation is now a simple one-click operation.
*Traditional IT solutions are the use of firewall rules, NAC, VPNs, switch and router ACLs, digital certificates, cellular modems, VLANs, etc.
*FTE - hours worked by one employee on a full-time basis.
Tempered Networks’ scalable orchestration engine was designed to be extremely easy to use with no advanced technical training and requires little to no change to existing infrastructure. Unlike the many complex, fragile, and disruptive steps associated with traditional IT solutions, our customers eliminate complexity, cost, and attack vectors through point-and-click policy orchestration.
First, our overlay network transparently creates cryptographic machine identities for every IDN endpoint to eliminate spoofing.
Second, every protected devices' network connections are automatically authenticated and authorized between trusted devices before data transport and exchange. Our unique network-level authentication creates verifiable trust segments that can't be discovered or exploited.
Third, all connections are transparently encrypted and encapsulated enabling non-disruptive and secure traversal across any type of network - public or private. Every device can now be quickly connected and protected across the LAN, WAN, or Internet, segmented across any network and made invisible to hackers.
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Trusted end-to-end connectivity with point-and-click simplicity to add, disable, and revoke machines.
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Challenges with Traditional IT Solutions
Solution with Tempered Networks