SOURCE: Tempered Networks

September 29, 2015 11:00 ET

Tempered Networks Enhances Cyber Security Solution That Raises the Bar for Trusted Connectivity at Enterprise Scale

New Product Release Enriches User Experience, Improves Operational Efficiency, and Increases Performance to Streamline Solution Deployment and Maintenance

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Sep 29, 2015) - Tempered Networks, Inc., provider of secure connectivity for business critical infrastructure, information, and assets, today announced a new release of its cyber security solution. Today's announcement includes new HIPswitch™ security appliances and major software enhancements that enrich the user experience and increases platform performance by up to nearly 85 percent, depending upon model. In support of this news, Tempered Networks also announced its new CyberGuardian™ partner program and portal.

"The Tempered Networks solution adds another layer of security through network micro-segmentation to protect high value and vulnerable endpoints and systems," said Jeff Wilson, Research Director, Cybersecurity Technology at Infonetics Research. "Their solution helps tame the complexity of deploying and managing highly segmented networks, and adds a layer of security for non-traditional unmanaged or unmanageable endpoints that are connecting to all types of networks."


New capabilities in Product UI
The latest release delivers key enhancements to the SimpleConnect user interface (UI), giving customers the ability to easily handle large scale deployments -- up to thousands of devices. New UI features allow customers to:

  • Easily import or export devices and assign them to specific HIPswitches
  • Automatically discover devices
  • Easily create multiple device groupings, making granular micro-segmentation and complex communications policy configurations easy
  • Enforce MAC address lock down on a device or group of devices -- One Click!
  • Group HIPswitches and perform firmware updates on groups of HIPswitches

Software enhancements for improved performance
The new software release has improved the performance of the HIPswitch appliances by approximately 85 percent (depending upon model) preserving customers' current investment in Tempered Networks.

New 2nd Generation Hardware
The new HIPswitch-100e and HIPswitch-100g security appliances deliver increased performance, a wider operating temperature range to function across extreme conditions, and expanded connectivity options with serial to IP encapsulation.

"Part of the value proposition for Tempered Network's solutions is ease of use at scale," said Jeff Pancottine, SVP of Sales and Marketing at Tempered Networks. "Our new discovery and grouping functionality allows an administrator to configure policies on very large installations in seconds. Coupled with automated orchestration, the human error component of legacy security solutions is all but removed. Time is money, and these new capabilities allow administrators to get on with other things in their busy days."

Helping customers cut the IT complexity
The exponential growth of devices and systems converging onto the corporate network correspondingly creates more network connections and consequently a broader attack surface. Tempered Networks' platform provides a completely different approach to secure networking, enabling organizations to 'cloak' assets. Unlike traditional firewalls, VPNs, VLANs, etc., the Tempered Networks solution encrypts host identities creating cryptographic IDs that hide devices from all but trusted peers -- rendering the devices undetectable outside the Tempered trusted network. The trust relationships -- and all aspects of secure policies -- are then centrally managed through the integrated orchestration engine. The result: a micro-segmented network based on device-whitelisting that reduces the attack surface by an order of magnitude.

The new software release builds on the solution's overall value proposition with added capabilities enabling customers to:

  • Significantly reduce risk of human error / misconfiguration
  • Easily deploy and manage large scale environments -- up to thousands of endpoints
  • Have greater flexibility for change management

The new software release is available today. The new HIPswitches 100e and 100g are available today. Customers under current maintenance agreements have access to the new release at no additional charge. For more information on products and pricing, please contact your Tempered Networks reseller or contact

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About Tempered Networks
Tempered Networks meets the cyber security and connectivity needs for organizations who require uncompromised protection for their business critical infrastructure, endpoints and assets. Our platform provides a breakthrough approach to secure networking by enabling organizations to 'cloak' critical systems and high value endpoints. We start with Zero Trust, only allowing whitelisted systems or endpoints onto a Tempered private network. Integrated orchestration enables you to reduce management complexity and ensures elasticity and scalability by automating the setup and ongoing maintenance of your Tempered Networks deployment. Our solution enables easy network micro-segmentation to greatly reduce your attack surface and simplify your infrastructure, making your network more secure, resilient and easier to manage. Following a defense-in-depth strategy, Tempered Networks adds a vital layer of hardened security that seamlessly drops into your existing infrastructure -- preserving your current investment. Tempered Networks' proven solution was in development and production for over 10 years at a Fortune 50 company and recently commercialized for the broader market. We have customers in the commercial, industrial and public sectors with Fortune 500 customers deploying 'well tempered' networks today. For more information go to

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