HIPswitches - IDN Enforcement Points

Secure connectivity across physical, virtual, and cloud environments

Flexible deployment options

Tempered Networks’ HIP Services are software products delivered in different form factors to support our design principle of secure networking for any device, anywhere. They are available in flexible deployment options that span physical, virtual, and cloud environments, and act as identity enforcement points within the IDN fabric.

The HIPrelay - IDN Routing

The HIPrelay is the world's first identity-based router and introduces identity-based routing to overcome the previously unmanageable barriers and impassable network borders, which have made true host-to-host networking impossible to achieve until now. In conjunction with Tempered Networks’ HIP Service enforcement points, the HIPrelay can easily network and encrypt communication between any distributed and previously non-routable hosts or systems spanning separate networks from any location, across any connectivity medium. The IP schema used and whether a system is static or dynamically addressed becomes irrelevant. It dramatically simplifies the ability to move the network perimeter and its security closer to a specific resource, providing a more resilient and secure network without the typical operational and logistical constraints.


VP of Solutions Architecture Marc Kaplan on the HIPrelay


Identity-based routers, deployed individually or in geographically distributed clusters, transform how enterprise organizations network, provision, and secure devices and resources across their remote, enterprise and cloud infrastructures. They also help cut unnecessary investment on point networking and security products.

It’s now possible to dynamically and easily network any device or networks-- across any public, private or hybrid network, completely secured by crypto-identities. With this uniquely powerful capability, the HIPrelay helps organizations overcome costly and complex networking barriers like VLANs, NAT/PAT, Layer 3 VPN, Firewall, and Routing rules as well as impassable borders like Carrier Grade NAT (CGNAT). The HIPrelay is a product add-on available on HIPswitch 400 hardware, 300 virtuals, and cloud platforms.


HIPswitch 100 Series

The HIPswitch 100 series has the smallest footprint of the small form factor HIPswitch hardware line, and is purpose-built for commercial and industrial environments, with optional cellular capabilities for AT&T, GCI Alaska, T-Mobile, Verizon in the US, and Rogers and Telus in Canada. These platforms are ideally suited to easily network and cloak endpoints, machines or hosts that can’t have software directly installed and effectively protect themselves. HIPswitch 100 series is a great option for protecting hospital medical devices, Point of Sale (PoS) terminals, SCADA and Industrial Control Systems (ICS), HVAC infrastructure, IoT devices, and robots. The HIPswitch 100 series seamlessly connects to any network with wired Ethernet, Serial-Over-IP, and cellular connections (supporting 2G, 3G, 4G LTE modems). Automatic failover is included, and cellular enabled models can replace your existing cellular modems for significant CapEx and OpEx savings.

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HIPswitch 200 Series

The HIPswitch 200 series is a mid-range small form factor platform, also purpose built for commercial and industrial deployments, but with twice the performance of the HIPswitch 100 series. Ideally suited for protecting field deployed devices, including hospital medical devices, fixed or mobile Point of Sale (PoS) systems, SCADA and Industrial Control Systems (ICS), HVAC infrastructure, IoT devices, and robotics, the HIPswitch 200 series offers both cellular and WiFi connectivity options, and includes automatic failover across these connection types. The HIPswitch 200 cellular platform supports AT&T and T-Mobile in the US (2G, 3G, 4G LTE modems). As with the HIPswitch 100 series, the 200 series cellular model can replace existing cellular modems for significant CapEx and OpEx savings.

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HIPswitch 400 Series

The HIPswitch 400 series is a 1U rack-mounted scalable, secure networking platform. Designed to support mission-critical applications and servers throughout your organization, it’s the ideal choice for data center and enterprise network devices, machines or hosts that contain sensitive information, like financial servers, HR applications, 3rd party web services, or any systems with personally identifiable information (PII).

The HIPswitch 400 platform maximizes scalability, offering 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports standard, with optional SFP and 10G SFP+ expansion modules. HIPswitch 400 series software subscriptions start at 1Gpbs throughput and go up to 3Gbps throughput, allowing customers to start smaller and pay as they grow. High availability (HA) configurations are also available for seamless failover..

FIPS add on available.

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HIPswitch for Virtual

The HIPswitch 300v virtual appliance is offered on multiple virtual platforms, including VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V, for customers who prefer our virtual form factor as a cost effective data center implementation or a solution where a hardware HIPswitch would be impractical.

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HIPswitch for Cloud

Instantly connect, protect, segment, move, failover, and disconnect your cloud-based instances and applications anywhere in the world, with unprecedented speed and simplicity. Organizations no longer need to deploy and maintain different networking and security policies for their on-premises resources and another set for their cloud-based resources. The result; consistency and predictability while lowering costs and the overall attack surface.

Deploying and maintaining intra-cloud (region-to-region), cloud-to-cloud, and cloud-to-data center trust-based communications is now easy, verifiable and virtually hack-proof.

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