If you are part of a distributed team (aren’t we all these days) or agile development team, you, your team, company probably do or have done demos at one point. Demos are an amazingly valuable part of the development process for the company, especially given that most of us are now working remotely. At Tempered, we constantly innovate and never stop thinking of ways to make our product even better. We started demos Fridays; it allows us to connect to the product team and everyone in the company. Demo Fridays provide a space for us to communicate what we’re working on, get instant feedback on new features, and collect priceless insights from the rest of the team.
We're pushing out a new product update this week. Some notable mentions include Airwall Agents now available for Raspbian and Ubuntu ARM64, and new and improved Conductor features.
The following is a guest post by Pieter-Jan Nefkens and also originally appeared on his blog at: https://www.nefkens.net/enabling-intent-based-with-airwall/
One of the things presented by Tempered Networks at XFD3 was the extensive programmability capabilities of Airwall. Everything you do in Conductor can also be performed leveraging a REST API. I think this is a really good feature that can really demonstrate the capabilities and principles of Intent-Based Networking. In this post, I’ll demonstrate what happens when you combine several technologies and trends together.
Today's blog post is contributed by Frank, one of our Airwall Teams users, who contributes a really useful security project that can be extended to a wide range of IoT devices:
Dark Reading published a timely article titled, “Attackers Heavily Targeting VPN Vulnerabilities” this week. A slew of high-profile published vulnerabilities over the past several months, along with the increasing dependence on VPNs with remote work over the last year-plus have converged to make the VPN a highly attractive target to enter the wider enterprise.
Today, Tempered Networks is sharing a pair of exciting announcements: a new technology partnership with Nozomi Networks, and a new release of our Airwall Zero Trust Software Defined Perimeter platform. The latest release, version 2.2.11, focuses on increasing visibility and control of traffic in the Airwall network, and flexibility of deployment. It also features an integration with Nozomi.
We've created a great new video to walk new Airwall Teams user through the setup process and get your first two devices securely connected over a private network. It only takes a few minutes to sign-up and get started with this Free solution from Tempered.
Water treatment and Sewage treatment plants are arguably the most vulnerable critical infrastructure in the United States.
There are a lot of hosted Minecraft servers out on the Internet, but after a while it isn’t much fun playing with a bunch of random people. Most tips for setting up your own Minecraft server describe adding a port forward in your home router WHICH IS VERY INSECURE and leaves your home network vulnerable to hackers. Using Airwall Teams, you can set up a Minecraft server that can only be accessed by your friends and keep the bad guys out of your home network.
2020 brought great challenges to companies as well as individuals. We’re proud to have been able to help a growing number of organizations improve their security posture and resiliency. While energy providers and municipalities continue to rely on Tempered, we’re also seeing increased activity in the healthcare sector. The rising scourge of ransomware and the highly vulnerable state of medical devices have proven to be key concerns.
What is Industry 4.0?
Industry 4.0 (or I4.0) is essentially digital transformation for manufacturing. It is a nod to the three previous industrial revolutions of steam, electricity, computer-systems, and now the internet.
Legendary security technologist, Bruce Schneier, recently wrote an article in The Guardian summarizing the impact of the SolarWinds security breach last month, and it’s probably a lot worse than people think. (The breach that is, the article was great!). If you don’t know the gory details of the attack, our CTO, Bryan Skene, covered it nicely here. Schneier was also quoted in an earlier analysis of the hack by noting how extensive the breach was throughout many of our nation’s most sensitive military and industrial networks, and, in fact, the extent of the compromise in each network, or how many networks, may not be known for years.
The compromise of ubiquitous network management software from SolarWinds announced today is the most recent reminder of how vulnerable existing networks still can be even with layers of security tools and policies in place that have built up over the last several decades. History may show that this was the most extensive and impactful cybersecurity attack ever when the vulnerability allowed complete compromise of the network traffic and hosts for more than 425 of the US Fortune 500, all ten of the top US telecommunications companies, all branches of the military, the top five US accounting companies and hundreds of universities and colleges.
A secure way to connect
I’m excited to announce Tempered has released Airwall Teams, a revolutionary new secure communications platform – and it is free to use forever. Airwall Teams allows customers to build secure communications channels between devices, regardless of where they are. Safely share data across mobile, corporate, internet, and cloud networks in just a few minutes. What do you need to connect?
securing physical infrastructure
Securing physical infrastructure (like OT and IoT networks) poses unique and intractable challenges to organizations, because the risks and impacts of failure are higher. While traditional OT environments have been secured by a physical air gap, external connectivity requirements (like cloud analytics) and digital transformation initiatives have eroded those air gaps and introduced tremendous risks.