“The inability to quickly micro-segment and peer workloads across AWS and Azure zones, regions, and between our on-premises environment forced us to consider writing our own control plane at considerable time and cost. With Tempered Networks, we overcame those limitations and have significantly improved our release cycles. We now have greater predictability and confidence that our apps and data are locked down.”
Director of Cloud and DevOps, Fortune 1000 Energy SaaS Provider
Using native security controls to connect and micro-segment workloads and containers between local resources, availability zones, regions and across cloud providers is not only ineffective and inconsistent, but too complex to maintain at scale. The result? All too often we’ve seen teams inadvertently expose workloads to the public Internet by a simple security group error or Internet gateway change.
People and Process Challenges
Our customers have eliminated the complexity, attack vectors, and costs associated with traditional security controls by adopting a unified identity-centric model for cloud and on-premises environments that is simpler and more secure. By deploying zero trust networking infrastructure as code, the security and network perimeter is moved from the network edge to the host, making policy orchestration explicit and programmable. With Software-Defined Segmentation, protection is automated and workloads are made invisible to unauthorized machines, giving DevOps the agility and peace of mind they seek.
Our customer was able to securely isolate and peer the corporate network and 20 regionally distributed AWS VPCs and Azure VNETs. DevOps follows a typical build, test, and release workflow with all 50 members requiring discrete remote access from anywhere. Functions like cloaked micro-segmentation would be impossible without developing a custom network data and control plane.
*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 cloud and IT solutions, our customers eliminate complexity, cost, and attack vectors through point-and-click or automated policy orchestration.
First, our overlay network transparently creates cryptographic machine identities for every VM to eliminate spoofing.
Second, every protected VM's network connections are automatically authenticated and authorized between trusted endpoints 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