Tempered Networks Debuts Identity-Defined Network Fabric
Tempered Networks is broadening its network security approach with the announcement of the Identity-Defined Network (IDN) Fabric, which ties together the company's Host Identity Protocol (HIP)-based technology with enhanced services to help secure data traffic.
Tempered Networks first entered the market in November 2014 with the idea of using HIP to security the Internet of things (IoT). The HIP specification has its roots in technology originally proposed by Verizon and Ericsson and jointly developed with Boeing, providing cryptographically secure connections between different devices on a network.
Originally, Tempered Networks launched with physical HIPswitches that connected devices as well as the HIPswitch Conductor management tool. Now Tempered Networks is adding an improved dashboard for management, a trust map to understand connections, a new API for connecting devices and a virtual HIPswitch that can run in the cloud.
"The IDN Fabric consists of HIPswitches and services that are connected to the network and that can see each other," Bryan Skene, vice president of engineering at Tempered Networks, told eWEEK.
Tempered Networks advances its Host Identity Protocol-based technology with new services and components, including an improved dashboard and a new API.
HIPswitches act as gateways to devices, providing a tunnel to other HIPswitches, according to Skene. HIP provides a secured abstraction layer on top of an existing network, providing a simplified approach for routing and firewall policy.