“Tempered Networks’ Identity Defined Networking allowed our team to securely connect and segment our medical devices across several hospitals.
We had estimated it would take more than a year with alternative technologies and would be very hard to maintain after the fact, which is why the project originally stalled. With Tempered it took 6 weeks, was a third of the cost, and I never have to worry that an IP Infusion pump will be accidentally exposed to the Internet again.”
IT Director, Large U.S Health Care Organization
The number of connected ‘things’ such as infusion pumps, PACS systems, EKG monitors, etc., continue to grow exponentially across hospitals. However, connecting and segmenting medical devices using traditional IT solutions is costly and complex because they were not designed with basic security controls like device authentication or strong encryption and rely on insecure techniques using ACLs and VLANs.
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 healthcare 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 connect and integrate modern and legacy medical devices to deliver superior availability and quality of care.
Our customer was able to connect and isolate thousands of medical devices across 4 separate campus buildings with superior mobility and none of the restrictions or complexity of using VLANs and ACLs. And unlike traditional IT solutions, with Tempered Networks, all medical devices are isolated according to device type with their own cloaked and encrypted overlay network that can’t be violated by unauthorized systems - yet has complete mobility.
*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