“Tempered Networks enabled us to replace our old insecure radio transmission systems with cellular for our remote sites, helping us reduce costs and improve system availability.
With alternative technologies like Firewalls, VPNs, radios, and cellular modems, we had estimated it would take more than a year and be less secure. With Tempered it took 3 weeks, was a quarter of the cost, and our SCADA systems are now easily networked, cloaked, and protected - without having to re-IP everything.”
Network Administrator, Large U.S. Water/Wastewater Utility
Most industrial systems were not designed with basic security controls like authentication and encryption that are common in corporate IT networks. They also use different hardware and software, separate network protocols than IT technologies, and often cannot run endpoint software. As a result, traditional IT solutions are not a good fit for these environments.
People and Process Challenges
Our customers have eliminated the complexity, attack vectors, and costs associated with traditional IT solutions by adopting a purpose-built approach for ICS/SCADA deployments 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 connect and integrate legacy and modern systems across the LAN and WAN.
Our customer was able to securely connect and segment ~100 geographically distributed and remote sites on a flat Layer 2 network. Unlike traditional IT solutions, with Tempered Networks, every site's ICS and SCADA environment is isolated with its own encrypted and segmented overlay network - without having to re-IP systems.
*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 device 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