Use Cases

Industrial Secure Networks Made Simple

Peer-to-peer communication and segmentation for industrial control systems

What our Industrial Customers Experience

50% Lower CapEx and OpEx
through ICS 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 an Oil and Gas Provider Segmented Their Network

The Challenge

Connecting and Protecting Industrial Systems

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.

Network

IP addressing issues and conflicts across the network

Outdated radio transmission systems with limited throughput

Flat L2 network creates availability issues

Security

Lack of support for latest authentication and encryption methods

Lack of segmentation gives 3rd party vendors unfettered network access


People and Process

Limited staff, security, and network expertise

Traveling to remote sites is costly and inefficient


The Solution

Fast, Simple, and Secure Industrial Networks

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.

Business Impacts of Traditional IT Solutions vs Tempered Networks

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.

Let Us Prove It

"Tempered Networks enabled us to replace our old unsecured 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

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 ICS/SCADA deployments by segmenting and cloaking your network

Challenges with
Traditional IT Solutions

Inability to connect and collect system data from anywhere

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

Connecting geographically distributed devices often requires costly MPLS lines or private APNs

Solutions with
Tempered Networks

Instant overlay networks that connect and collect data from anywhere

Cloaked LAN and WAN micro-segmentation with end-to-end encryption

Ability to instantly connect and revoke remote access to specific systems— cell, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or radio

Eliminate outdated radio transmissions, costly MPLS lines, and private APNs by using standard Internet

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