Enforce Enterprise-Level Security on Your Wireless Networks
IronWiFi allows you to encrypt your data and protect it from unauthorized access with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP). Users can also be authenticated easily with EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol), which integrates seamlessly with a RADIUS server for centralized user authentication and management.
Keep reading below for more information.
Access a Robust and Secure Wireless Security Protocol
What is WPA Enterprise Level Security?
The main difference between WPA-PSK and WPA Enterprise is the authentication method used. WPA-PSK uses a single shared password for all users to authenticate themselves to the network, while WPA Enterprise uses a more robust authentication method that involves a RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) server.
In WPA Enterprise, each user is assigned their own unique username and password, which they use to authenticate themselves to the network. The RADIUS server acts as a central authentication server, verifying each user's credentials before allowing them to access the network. This provides a higher level of security, as it ensures that only authorized users can access the network.
WPA Enterprise also supports additional security features, such as 802.1X port-based access control, which allows administrators to control access to specific ports on the network based on a user's authentication status. This can help prevent unauthorized access and protect against attacks such as port scanning.
Overall, WPA Enterprise provides a higher level of security than WPA-PSK, making it a better choice for enterprise-level wireless networks where security is a top priority. However, implementing WPA Enterprise requires additional infrastructure and expertise, as it involves setting up a RADIUS server and configuring network devices to support 802.1X authentication.
Why is WPA Enterprise Level Security Important?
WPA Enterprise level security is important because it provides a higher level of security than other Wi-Fi security protocols, especially for enterprise-level wireless networks. Here are some reasons why WPA Enterprise level security is important:
Stronger authentication: WPA Enterprise uses a more robust authentication method that involves a RADIUS server, which provides each user with a unique username and password. This makes it more difficult for attackers to gain unauthorized access to the network.
Individualized access control: Each user's credentials are verified by the RADIUS server, which ensures that only authorized users can access the network. This allows for more granular access control and helps prevent unauthorized access to the network.
Better protection against attacks: WPA Enterprise supports additional security features, such as 802.1X port-based access control, which can help protect against attacks such as port scanning and other types of network-based attacks.
Compliance: In many industries, such as finance, healthcare, and government, there are regulations that require the use of stronger security protocols for wireless networks. WPA Enterprise helps ensure compliance with these regulations.
Reputation: A security breach can damage a business's reputation and erode customer trust. By implementing WPA Enterprise level security, businesses can demonstrate their commitment to security and protect their reputation.
Overall, WPA Enterprise level security is important because it provides a higher level of security for wireless networks, especially for enterprise-level networks where security is a top priority. By implementing WPA Enterprise level security, businesses can protect their networks, their customers, and their reputation.
How Can IronWiFi's WPA Enterprise Security Help My Business?
IronWiFi's WPA Enterprise level security helps businesses in several ways:
Strong authentication: WPA Enterprise provides strong authentication through the use of digital certificates, which helps to prevent unauthorized access to the network. This ensures that only authorized users can connect to the network, and helps to protect against security threats such as hacking, eavesdropping, and man-in-the-middle attacks.
Centralized management: WPA Enterprise provides centralized management of network access, which makes it easy for businesses to control who has access to the network and to enforce security policies. This reduces the burden on IT staff and helps to ensure that security policies are consistently applied across the network.
Scalability: WPA Enterprise is highly scalable, making it well-suited for large businesses with many users and devices. The system can easily accommodate new users and devices, and can be integrated with existing IT infrastructure.
Compliance: Many industries have specific security and privacy regulations that businesses must comply with, such as HIPAA in healthcare and PCI-DSS in the payment card industry. WPA Enterprise can help businesses meet these requirements by providing strong security controls and audit trails.
Improved productivity: By providing a secure and reliable network, WPA Enterprise can help to improve productivity and reduce downtime. This can have a positive impact on the bottom line of businesses, especially those that rely heavily on their IT systems.
Overall, IronWiFi's WPA Enterprise level security can help businesses by providing strong authentication, centralized management, scalability, compliance with regulations, and improved productivity.
Distribution of Security Certificates
Security certificates need to be installed on the user’s device in order to connect to the network. Once installed, the users device will seamlessly connect to the network, removing the need for the user to enter their username and password every time they wish to connect.
Three options are available to obtain the generated certificate:
- Download certificate – the certificate will be automatically downloaded to the administrator’s browser. An import password will be displayed in the pop-up window.
- Email certificate to the user – The user will obtain an email with a certificate in the attachment. An import password is included in the email. This method requires the user to have a valid email address.
- Email download link to the user – an email is sent to the user with an import password and a link to download the certificate. The certificate can be downloaded only once. A valid email address in the user profile is required to deliver the email.
use a SCEP server to issue certificates in real time.
External Identity Providers
IronWifi allows for simple integration of external identity providers. By creating a "Connector", you can import all your employees or students in one click. Real-time synchronization is what allows us to stay up to date with your active directory. A few examples of the identity providers / databases we integrate with include Azure, Google, REST API (custom), LDAP...
Protect your organization’s wireless data from eavesdropping and other forms of cyberattacks. WPA-Enterprise uses the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) to encrypt wireless data and protect it from unauthorized access.
Join the hundreds of enterprises who have protected their organizations with high level security
Allow only authorized users to access the network. WPA-Enterprise uses the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) to authenticate users, which also allows it to integrate with a RADIUS server for centralized user authentication and management. Certificate-based authentication also provides an additional layer of security and helps prevent man-in-the-middle attacks.
WPA-Enterprise supports a wide range of authentication methods, including EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, and PEAP, which allows it to work with a variety of existing user databases and authentication servers. This makes it a suitable choice for large businesses and organizations that need to authenticate a large number of users.
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Segment your network to better protect sensitive data and resources. WPA-Enterprise supports multiple SSIDs and VLANs, which allows for the creation of multiple wireless networks with different security levels.
What our customers say
"We received a cloud-based solution to integrate with our existing Azure and Intune systems. Using the cloud was perfect to cover our multiple existing locations, and it allows us to integrate with future sites.”
"A quick and straightforward process. We were confident we’d made the right choice as soon as the first employee enrolled for certificates."
"RADIUS not only boosted our security, but also saved us money. Thanks to this cloud-based solution, we no longer need physical servers or the space to house them."
3 Steps to Starting IronWiFi
01 Set up an IronWiFi account
Simply provide a few basic details: name, email, phone, and password.
02 Configure your Wireless Access Points
Configure IronWiFi's authentication service.
03 Set up monitoring and reporting
IronWiFi will start processing your requests while you explore the app’s features.