What is Cloud 802.1x?

With cloud based RADIUS Server 802.1x, you get all the security features of an 802.1x network but without the necessary hardware and expertise.


Authentication is performed by the Cloud RADIUS server in 802.1x networks, which makes it unique from other RADIUS servers in terms of being able to perform authentication for users in 802.1x networks. The Cloud based RADIUS verifies a user's membership to the enterprise using the credentials they have provided and then grants them privileges based on the policies the network has established. This will eliminate the need for passwords in the future since each user will have a unique certificate. In the past, 802.1x has traditionally been determined by the RADIUS and identity servers that are installed on-premises. As a result of a large number of moving parts involved in the system and the need for expertise and time on the part of system operators, there is a large amount of complexity involved.  


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In response to the increase in cloud technology, innovative companies (such as IronWifi) have utilized this advancement to provide better network security by making 802.1x infrastructure available for the cloud. With cloud 802.1x, you get all the security features of an 802.1x network but without the necessary hardware and expertise. By using IronWiFi, businesses can get rid of their on-premise servers such as Windows NPS and AD.


The Cloud and 802.1x: How Does it Work? How safe is it?

Cloud computing provides virtual servers on the Internet that can be accessed by the Internet instead of physical servers. Administrators have, however, questioned whether this is safe. It is possible, but it must be set up correctly. Authentication based on credentials is the most common mistake organizations make. How would you feel if you had to send all of your users' credentials over the Internet? Bad news. Avoid Cloud RADIUS servers that support only EAP-TTLS/PAP!

IronWiFi makes certificate-based authentication incredibly simple. A WPA2-Enterprise network must first be configured with a secure SSID. By sharing the RADIUS IP and the shared secret, set up the cloud RADIUS on the controller or access point. That's it, the setup process is complete. Certificates have historically been used sparingly as authentication methods. Certificates are now one of the primary means of defense for cybersecurity experts due to the advancement of technology and the increase in hacker activity. Certificates enhance network security and allow for a much better user experience. Properly password-based headaches and Man in the Middle attacks can be completely eliminated by properly using certificates.


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A high traffic event won't slow down IronWifi's CloudRADIUS because redundancy is built in, meaning a high traffic event will not affect the authentication process. As a result of our Managed PKI Services, it's so easy to set up certificate-based authentication. Authentication via Cloud 802.1x is already built into your CloudRADIUS server. Cloud RADIUS is generally efficient, as it does not require hardware and does not incur associated costs.  


IronWiFi and Cloud 802.1x 

In most cases, however, a CLOUD Radius is much more affordable and convenient than an on-site/on-prem Radius. The technology is more secure and scalable.

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