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Case Studies

Burgeoning Software Company Hardens Network Infrastructure with EAP-TLS

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Deployment Timeline

The company, a graphic software supplier, wanted to secure its wireless network using RADIUS to authenticate its users against its Okta directory. They first turned to a competitor but we’re having difficulty with their device authorization and needed to make a change.

They decided to switch to SecureW2 in May 2021, and have successfully deployed a Cloud RADIUS backed network for their offices in the US and overseas.


The company uses Okta to store its user database and needs a solution that seamlessly integrates with their already established infrastructure. They originally went with a cloud-LDAP provider but found it difficult to establish certificate-based authentication without some key features that were not included.

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We standardized our identity provider to be Okta and wanted all of our network authentication to be cloud-enabled. This was a simple solution because it was 100% passwordless and didn’t require us to sign up for another cloud directory to do RADIUS authentication for Wi-Fi and VPN.

After a few weeks of struggling to set up a custom PKI and some internal meetings, the IT team decided they needed a better solution.


After the trial run with the initial vendor, the company turned to SecureW2’s Cloud RADIUS solution. Our solution natively integrates with their Okta environment so they don’t have to spend any extra money on directories or worry about extraneous steps in the authentication process.

CloudRADIUS was designed from the ground up for certificate-based authentication, backed by a PKI that can easily enroll and configure any device for certificates. The diagrams below illustrate how SecureW2 can simplify Okta + RADIUS integration.

Okta with LDAP Solution

Okta with SecureW2

Our management portal also provides the company a way to have complete visibility over their network. In the GUI, they can view users, their devices, & their certificates to easily manage network access and keep an eye out for any suspicious activity.

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We just connected the PKI to the network and because the PKI is externally hosted, our team doesn’t need to worry about doing maintenance on the system, it’s been a real timesaver.

Evaluating Success

Using SecureW2, the company has a fully functional EAP-TLS backed network in both of their offices. They now use certificates for easy authentication and have adopted a zero-trust policy for their network which has virtually eliminated any chance of a successful cyber attack..

Now that their wireless network is secure, the company is looking to use SecureW2 smart card management system (SCMS) in the near future.