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discuss recent partnership with Tempered Networks" with Ken Sinclair


                

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Tom Shircliff is a Principal of Intelligent Buildings, LLC a company that he co-founded in 2004 to help customers manage risk, enhance occupant well-being, and continually improve performance through advisory, assessment and managed services. Tom is an entrepreneur and executive with broad experience in Fortune 500 management, small business and venture capital-funded startups. He is an industry thought leader and collaborator with universities, national laboratories and trade shows as well as a gubernatorial appointee for energy policy and founding Chairman of Envision Charlotte, a Clinton Global Initiative. Tom writes for industry publications and has been a contributing book author as well as co-inventing multiple real estate technology patents. Previously he was in management and leadership roles in the real estate and technology sectors with AT&T, Broadriver Communications and The Price Davis Company.


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Rob Murchison is a Principal of Intelligent Buildings, LLC, a company that he co-founded in 2004 to help customers manage risk, enhance occupant well-being, and continually improve performance through advisory, assessment, and managed services. Rob is an entrepreneur and executive with broad experience in information technology, startup businesses, and real estate solutions. He is a frequent speaker and panelist at conferences, including RealComm Conference, IBCon Conference, and Haystack Connect. He has been a guest lecturer at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Rob writes for industry publications and has been a contributing book author and co-invented multiple real estate technology patents. Previously, he was an MIS network specialist with Wix and has been an equity owner and sales executive at LVTS Integration and Cisco Systems Partner. 


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Sinclair  - Tom and Rob, we are usually talking to you about smart building strategy and solutions. What led you guys into cybersecurity?
As commercial buildings get smarter and more automated, security seems to be one of the obstacles that needs to be addressed. What are some of the biggest issues your customers seem to be facing and what do they need to consider?
Can you summarize the managed cybersecurity services you are offering based on Tempered Networks and how they help commercial real estate clients?
Why did you select Tempered Networks as the security infrastructure for your service? Do they have specific capabilities for this market?
How does your service and Tempered’s Airwall fit into a typical customer environment? Is there anything to retrofit, and how complex is the installation for OT networking teams?
Where is the ROI in making this kind of investment in better cybersecurity? Reducing opex by outsourcing security management? Reducing risk and insurance premiums? Avoiding catastrophic loss? Enabling remote access that saves time and money or improves support services?
Is there anything else the readers should know?


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Intelligent Buildings Partners with Tempered Networks for Managed Service to Secure Commercial Real Estate Networks
New combination provides groundbreaking cost structure, speed, and security


Charlotte, NC | March 31, 2021 09:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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.

About Intelligent Buildings IntelligentBuildingsŪ 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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