“With Tempered Networks we were able to quickly micro-segment our ICS / SCADA environment without impacting production. In less than half a day, we were able to isolate 900 systems in one plant across our flat Layer 2 network. Meeting NIST requirements and our own security objectives was faster and more comprehensive than I expected.”
Network Administrator, Large U.S. Manufacturer
The main challenge our customers encounter when meeting the CSF requirements is the cost and complexity of deploying, maintaining, and auditing traditional IT solutions across separate enterprise, remote, and cloud infrastructures. The time, expertise, and budget needed to provision and manage connectivity and segmentation for every system is impractical, yet still doesn’t prevent hacker reconnaissance and lateral attacks.
People and Process Challenges
Our customers have eliminated the complexity, attack vectors, and costs associated with traditional IT solutions by adopting an identity-centric model for manufacturing environments that’s simpler and more secure. With IDN, you can deploy secure and micro-segmented networks in minutes, rather than days or weeks compared to traditional IT solutions. And even better, the cost is a fraction of those alternatives. Now you can easily align cybersecurity activities with business requirements, risk tolerances, and resources.
Our customer was able to securely connect 3 manufacturing plants with 100’s of PLCs across a flat Layer 2 network - all of which needed to be segmented off the corporate network. Unlike traditional IT solutions, with Tempered Networks every manufacturing system is isolated across its own encrypted and segmented
overlay network that can’t be violated.
*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 any LAN or WAN, 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