Use Cases

Simple and Secure Networking for Industrial IoT

Peer-to-peer connectivity and micro-segmentation for your industrial networks

What our Industrial Customers Experience

50% Lower CapEx and OpEx
through IIoT 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 Industrial Manufacturer Segmented Their Network

The Challenge

Connecting and Protecting Industrial IoT Systems

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.

Network

Flat L2 network creates availability issues

Different security and networking architectures for IT, virtual, and cloud

IP addressing issues and conflicts across the network

Security

Inability to protect against horizontal L2-L4 network attacks

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 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.

Business Impacts of Traditional IT Solutions vs Tempered Networks

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.

Let Us Prove It

"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

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 IIoT 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