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Tempered Networks

December 17, 2014 10:00 ET

Tempered Networks Completes Initial Round of Financing and Expands Board of Directors

Company Adds Erik Swan, Co-Founder of Splunk, to Its Board and Sets the Agenda to Drive a Secure Orchestrated Internet

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Dec 17, 2014) - Tempered Networks, Inc., a provider of secure connectivity for critical infrastructure and information, today announced that Erik Swan, co-founder of machine-data specialist Splunk, has joined its Board of Directors. In addition, Tempered Networks has completed a bridge round of financing, raising $5 million in addition to the $2 million of seed funding obtained earlier in the year.

"Tempered Networks is facing an opportunity that goes hand-in-hand with my experience at Splunk, including the technology breakthroughs of analyzing and harnessing machine data," said Erik Swan. "The data explosion is only going to intensify with the spiraling growth of industrial control systems along with machine to machine communications, which can be gold dust for operational intelligence. Tempered Networks is poised to be a game changer and I'm thrilled to join the board supporting the company during their rapid growth."

"We are very fortunate to add someone of Erik's caliber, experience and track record to our team," said Jeff Hussey, President and CEO of Tempered Networks. "We look forward to incorporating his vision and deep domain expertise in enterprise and industrial log and machine data as we add such solutions to our product offerings."

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About Tempered Networks
Tempered Networks meets the security and connectivity challenges for businesses who rely on critical infrastructure, industrial control systems (ICS), and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The company provides a Virtual Private Overlay Network architecture that orchestrates identity and trust management. Organizations can cloak their critical infrastructure devices, while allowing them to communicate over secure encrypted channels. Tempered Networks' deployment model bridges IT and OT (Operational Technology) imperatives by delegating control of overlay networks, with centralized governance and oversight. This model increases an organization's profits, reduces TCO, and improves internal IT customer satisfaction. The Tempered Networks solution includes a comprehensive HIPswitch™ product line that matches the fit, form, and function of the target applications on trusted and untrusted networks. Key industries that benefit today from the solution include Public Utilities (Power, Water and Gas) Oil & Gas, and Manufacturing. For more information go to

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