“A large security vendor had us convinced that we had to deploy next-gen Firewalls and VPNs in order to secure our remote weather station sites to the cloud. Because we use every type of connectivity from radio to different cellular and broadband providers, the complexity of having to manage policy across so many different networks was just too slow and costly. Plus they would all have to have a public address risking exposure.
With Tempered Networks, we were able to deploy HIPswitches in less than 15 minutes per site, with little to no changes to our existing network infrastructure. We didn't even have to set up an APN with the cell providers. All sensors and controls are now micro-segmented, inaccessible to any unauthorized system, and encrypted from site-to-private instances in our cloud."
Director ICS Security, Government Agency
Securely connecting devices such as vending machines, IP cameras, robotics, and a whole host of other systems and devices using traditional IT solutions has left network teams feeling ill-equipped and exposed. The time, expertise, and budget required to connect and integrate IIoT devices across separate enterprise, remote, and cloud infrastructures 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 a purpose-built approach for IoT 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 any device across the LAN and WAN.
The results below are based on a customer networking and segmenting thousands of Industrial IoT elements across ~100 distributed and often extremely remote sites. This customer was able to complete their project on time and significantly under budget, while providing a simpler and more secure overlay network architecture.
*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.
With a single networking architecture spanning IT, industrial, virtual, and cloud environments, you can now enforce consistent security context across all environments.
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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