Tempered Networks joins Rockwell Automation Encompass Program

  • February 23, 2016
  • Tempered Networks
  • News

February 23, 2016 - Tempered Networks announced that the company is an active Encompass Americas Product Partner in the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork..

As an Encompass Partner, Tempered Networks offers Rockwell Automation customers a modern approach to readily connect and protect their industrial control systems, communications and vulnerable endpoints from cyber security breaches. The Tempered Networks security platform effectively cloaks (hides) communications, systems, equipment and endpoints that are IP-enabled, such as PLCs, PACs, SCADA systems, factory automation systems, IP-cameras, robotics, medical equipment, or any system that needs to be remotely monitored and maintained.

The Tempered Networks platform employs a modern approach using HIP (Host Identity Protocol), the most advanced, end-to-end encryption available to create secure ‘identity-based’ overlay networks that can be easily provisioned—even without advanced IT security skills—at enterprise scale. The Tempered Networks solution is comprised of hardened security appliances (physical and virtual) and a scalable orchestration engine. It drops seamlessly into an existing network and enables customers to leverage any mix of wired Ethernet, cellular, WiFi or SatCom networks. With an integrated cellular modem, the solution is ideal for secure machine-to-machine (M2M) cellular connectivity, as it is carrier-agnostic, delivers complete control over network connectivity, and provides a low TCO over private cellular networks.

“I’ve worked with the Tempered Networks Solution for several months now, said Bob Ulmer, Technical Consultant, Integrated Architecture at Rockwell Automation. “The implementation couldn’t be easier. Ongoing management requires very little effort and is accomplished through a single, easy to use, interface. Having end-to-end encryption as well as device cloaking right out of the box is powerful. Before you try to come up with your own solution using some combination of firewalls, VLANs or VPNs to protect critical devices connected to your industrial network, look seriously at Tempered Networks.”

“Our partnership with Rockwell Automation comes at an ideal time for the market as the convergence of industrial control systems (ICS) and enterprise IT networks presents complex security challenges that can interfere with operational efficiency,” said Lee Finck, VP of Strategic Partnerships and Channel Sales at Tempered Networks. “And, with the Industrial Internet of Things, we're expecting to see large volumes of equipment and devices connecting to data networks over the next few years, many of which have no native security capabilities. We provide an easy way for OT or IT staff to safely connect endpoints rapidly, without having to worry about compromising the security of the rest of the organization.”

About Tempered Networks

Tempered Networks meets the cyber security and connectivity needs for enterprises that require uncompromised protection for their business critical infrastructure, without the cost and complexity. Our breakthrough approach makes it stress-free for IT or departmental staff to safely connect endpoints quickly, without having to worry about compromising the security of the entire the organization. Using our innovative security platform, organizations can ‘cloak’ critical systems, communications, and vulnerable endpoints, using ‘identity-based’ overlay networks, with end-to-end encryption. 

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