Secure WiFi with Cloud RADIUS

Written by Rajat Bhargava on September 4, 2019

Share This Article

Using a shared passphrase for WiFi access is a security risk. Anybody can easily pick up that passphrase or hack it and they are in your network.

You may say that there is nothing of value on-prem. But there is! Your users and their devices have critical data and credentials. They are the conduit to accessing the critical data and applications in the cloud.

Challenges with Securing WiFi

Unfortunately, securing WiFi access can be painful. You can setup your own RADIUS server and then connect your wireless access points to the RADIUS server and then subsequently connect the RADIUS server to your directory service. All of these connections are painful and add overhead.

Cloud RADIUS Makes WiFi Security Simple

With JumpCloud’s RADIUS-as-a-Service functionality you are secure, like a wired network, and your users authenticate to your WiFi with their unique credentials without the heavy lifting of setting everything up. You can secure WiFi with a cloud RADIUS implementation. You simply point your WAPs to the cloud RADIUS server. The on-board directory automatically connects with the RADIUS server. Your users now need to have unique credentials to access the WiFi network.

Even better, your users can use the same credentials that they have for G Suite or Office 365. And JumpCloud’s RADIUS client certificate supports authentication via EAP-TTLS/PAP and PEAP so you don’t have to install client certificates on the endpoints for the PEAP and PAP protocols.

Bottom Line: a cloud RADIUS implementation can save IT admins significant time and effort.

Resources to Understand & Implement Cloud RADIUS

We’ve put together a short list of some resources to help with your use of our cloud identity management platform.

Learn how to:

Read more about the JumpCloud’s RADIUS client certificate and how to configure WAPs for JumpCloud’s RADIUS-as-a-Service. It’s a lot easier than you think and you completely avoid the heavy lifting of building your own RADIUS infrastructure, but you get the security that RADIUS offers.

WiFi, Secured

Learn More About JumpCloud

If you would like to learn more about how to setup your WiFi security, drop us a note. Or, secure your WiFI network with our cloud RADIUS functionality. Give it a try for yourself. Your first 10 users are free forever.

Rajat Bhargava

Rajat Bhargava is co-founder and CEO of JumpCloud, the first Directory-as-a-Service (DaaS). JumpCloud securely connects and manages employees, their devices and IT applications. An MIT graduate with two decades of experience in industries including cloud, security, networking and IT, Rajat is an eight-time entrepreneur with five exits including two IPOs, three trade sales and three companies still private.

Continue Learning with our Newsletter