Tempered is the biggest (and best) change to the way you secure networks
November 22, 2019

Tempered is the biggest (and best) change to the way you secure networks

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Tempered Networks

Securing IoT, across 50+ locations, particularly environmental, building controls & cameras.
  • Low capital and support cost structures.
  • Ease of deployment.
  • Ability to work over the existing network.
  • Integration with third-party security controls.
  • Automating the on-boarding of devices.
  • Reporting needs to be more detailed.
  • Capital cost to deploy was 1/4 the cost of doing Cisco.
  • People and time frame to do the entire deployment was 1/12th the time/people to complete the installation.
  • On-going management is being done without adding staff.
  • Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
The cost and complexity vs. ISE is as different as Uber and Lift are from trying to take a taxi in Duluth, Minnesota. The complexity of Cisco's IoT security is a joke. It was going to take us over a year just to deploy all the Cisco equipment, and that was if we could have gotten it all working together. We got the entire project deployed in just under 3 months, and that includes working out all the bugs and logistics. Honestly, I don't think all the Cisco parts would have ever been running like Cisco promised it would. It's just way too complicated.
It's pretty darned good for a new company. We had to hash through a couple of instances that no one had ever run into, but once we got to the right person on the engineering team, they were able to work through the solution pretty quickly. The nice thing is, unlike Cisco, once you fix something, you don't find three new things that have to be changed.

Do you think Tempered Networks delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Tempered Networks's feature set?

Yes

Did Tempered Networks live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Tempered Networks go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Tempered Networks again?

Yes

It's very well suited for geographically dispersed organizations, where deploying and managing remote firewalls and other network security functions aren't practical. Once deployed, and the deployment isn't difficult after planning and understanding the data flows of the IoT devices, the system is easily managed and flexible. You're able to allow front line operations people to add devices into a role without sacrificing the integrity of the security model.