Use Cases

Simple Zero Trust Networking for Health Systems

Peer-to-peer connectivity and micro-segmentation for
medical devices

What our Healthcare Customers Experience

50% Lower CapEx and OpEx
through network simplification

Connect and Revoke Devices 97% Faster with little to no network changes

90% Reduced Attack Surface
through cloaking, micro-segmentation, and encryption

See How One Healthcare Provider Segmented Their Network

The Challenge

Connecting and Protecting Medical Devices and Systems

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.

Network

Segmenting wired/wireless devices to prevent conflicts and downtime

Rapidly give network access for clinicians and technical support staff

Isolating non-critical care devices (e.g. building controls) on a shared network

Security

Network, storage, and application vulnerabilities caused by human error

Lack of support for latest authentication and encryption methods

Virtual Desk Infrastructure (VDI) gateways exposed to public Internet

People and Process

Multi-factor auth. is too complex for users

Regulations slow upgrades of hardware and software

Technology management burdens already short-staffed teams.

The Solution

Fast, Simple, and Secure Medical Networks

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.

Business Impacts of Traditional IT Solutions vs Tempered Networks

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.

Let Us Prove It

"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

Zero Trust Policy Orchestration and Micro-Segmentation in Minutes

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.

Setting Policy

Point-and-Click Simple Management

Trusted end-to-end connectivity with point-and-click simplicity to add, disable, and revoke machines.
Visualizing Policy

Verify Compliance Quickly and Easily

The Visual Trust Map verifies connectivity and segmentation, delivering simple compliance reporting.

Simplified Network Deployments

Get control of your healthcare environment by segmenting and cloaking your network

Challenges with
Traditional IT Solutions

Inability to connect and collect system data from medical devices in any location

High acquisition, deployment, and management costs

Misapplying firewall rules, ACLs, VLANs, and VPNs for segmentation

Inability to quickly provide technicians with isolated access to specific systems

Costly and complex to validate compliance requirements for appropriate levels of device access

Solutions with
Tempered Networks

Micro-segmentation and native end-to-end encryption across the LAN, WAN, and cloud

Automated medical device assignment to isolated overlay segments on the hospital network

Ability to connect systems over any medium — cell, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or radio

Eliminate IP addressing issues and conflicts, without having to re-IP devices

Easily give network access to technicians and others that’s inherently secure and micro-segmented

Simple and cost-efficient compliance reporting of device segmentation