Intelligent Buildings today announced its selection of Tempered Networks for a key aspect of its Vendor Risk Management Services, strengthening its managed service approach and revolutionizing building IoT cybersecurity. This approach leapfrogs traditional complex VPNs and mismatched IT solutions in terms of security, ease of management, and cost-efficiency.
Leveraging Tempered’s AirWall platform, Intelligent Buildings effectively secures the disparate and fragmented operational systems and IoT sensors found in commercial buildings, such as HVAC, access control, elevator, lighting, parking, and others. Intelligent Buildings’ managed service for commercial property owners and managers is a turn-key offering that integrates and simplifies a wide range of vendor risk management services for existing building systems and networks that are proving to be more vulnerable to cyberattacks and local mismanagement.
“Tempered Airwall technology has allowed us to deliver the most secure remote access solution for critical endpoints in our managed security service offering for owners and managers, whether they are corporate, REIT, government, healthcare, or higher education,” said Greg Hoogerland, President at Intelligent Buildings. “We had very demanding requirements for our remote access solution, including 1:1-only connections that were invisible to the Internet and hackers, elimination of all personal use like social media, and true plug-and-play deployment into any facility environment with any level of skill sets found in the staff—all at a much lower cost structure than competing IT approaches so that it would fit into property management budgets.”
As stated in NIST research, many IoT building system devices interact with the physical world in ways conventional IT devices usually do not. To effectively access, manage and monitor these environments while ensuring business continuity, decision-makers must treat remote access differently while also emphasizing the local systems set up, including passwords, backups, and software updates, as well as contractor and staff policy compliance to manage phishing and ransomware threats. Tempered’s Zero Trust approach provides a proven way to address the unique remote access needs while fully enabling Intelligent Buildings’ system and policy management services.
“Intelligent Buildings is delivering a valuable managed security service as a turn-key operation for commercial building owners and managers of any scale that addresses the growing need for advanced threat protection in a more connected world,” said Jeff Hussey, Founder and CEO of Tempered Networks. “With Tempered Airwall at the heart of their remote access service, they are providing an important partnership for us to reach this large and growing market, as well as validating the best of breed security offering organizations can deploy today.”
Tempered and Intelligent Buildings have already successfully deployed in portfolios across North America with groundbreaking speed and cost structure. To learn more about these deployments and how they may apply to your portfolio, please visit: www.intelligentbuildings.com/cyber
About Intelligent Buildings
IntelligentBuildings® is the only company focused on Smart Building advisory, assessment, and managed services at scale for new projects and existing portfolios. We help our customers manage risk, enhance occupant well-being, and continually improve performance by providing unmatched expertise, practical recommendations, and targeted services. Since 2004, we are the most trusted and experienced name in Smart Building services. Visit www.intelligentbuildings.com/cyber
About Tempered Networks
Tempered makes the industry’s only truly native Zero Trust Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) solution. Airwall is the modern air gap for all connected things. Airwall makes it easy to create and maintain hyper-secure networks across complex infrastructure anywhere, including IT/OT/ICS/SCADA, remote and in the cloud. Airwall networks are multi-factor authenticated, micro-segmented, encrypted end-to-end, and impervious to lateral movement. Ready to make your company’s critical assets and infrastructure invisible to threats? Visit https://tempered.io.
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