Use Cases

Simple and Secure PCI Compliant Networks

Zero trust connectivity and rapid compliance reporting for
your PCI environments

What our PCI Customers Experience

50% Lower CapEx and OpEx
through PCI network simplification

Complete PCI Audits 50% Faster
without additional staff

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

See How a Research Hospital Achieved PCI Compliance

The Challenge

Meeting Compliance Requirements is Costly and Complex

Our customers were frustrated that even PCI compliant organizations still get hacked. The problem is the cost and complexity of deploying, maintaining, and auditing traditional IT solutions across their separate enterprise, remote, and cloud infrastructures that make it difficult to ensure all controls are in place and in force. The time, expertise, and budget needed to provide connectivity, isolation, and segmentation for every system is difficult to maintain, yet still doesn't prevent hacker reconnaissance and is still spoofable. The result? Attack vectors that still exist, failed audits and possibly a breach.


PCI audit scope often includes non-PCI assets due to lack of segmentation

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

Ongoing IP addressing issues and conflicts across the network


Inability to protect against horizontal L2-L4 network attacks

Lack of segmentation gives 3rd party vendors unfettered network access

Basing machine-to-machine access on IP addresses

People and Process

Complex audits of individual firewall rules, ACLs, and VLANs

Non-compliance can result in high penalty fees

Dependencies on other teams to prevent their systems from becoming an attack vector

The Solution

Simple Segmentation and Compliance for PCI Networks

Our customers have eliminated the complexity, attack vectors, and costs associated with traditional IT solutions by adopting an identity-centric model for PCI 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 meet regulatory requirements with a cost-efficient solution.

Business Impacts of Traditional IT Solutions vs Tempered Networks

Our customer was able to securely connect ~75 geographically distributed payment systems across 3 remote sites. Unlike traditional IT solutions, with Tempered Networks every PCI system is isolated across its own encrypted and segmented overlay network that can’t be violated.

Let Us Prove It

"Tempered Networks’ approach is both innovative and comprehensive with multiple deployment possibilities. In our lab testing against the relevant requirements of PCI DSS we found that the IDN platform provided very effective security and protection."

Kenneth Westby, Chief Strategist
Coalfire (Qualified Security Accessor)

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 IDN endpoint 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 PCI environments 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

Network and security dependency errors open attack vectors

Solutions with
Tempered Networks

Simple PCI compliance reporting

Reduction of PCI audit scope through hardened isolation of your network

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

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

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

Eliminate network operational complexity and errors