Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Radiator as a Cisco ACS replacement

We have been contacted by customers looking for a replacement for Cisco ACS (Secure Access Control System) because it is near of its end of support. Radiator AAA Server Software is a fully featured and cost-effective solution that is known in the market as the “Swiss Army of AAA Servers for RADIUS, Diameter and TACACS+”.

To assist with migration, we are also selling consulting services. As we have had a wide range of customers with different needs migrating to Radiator, we can easily tailor a cost-effective consulting package for your needs. Because of our experience in similar projects, Radiator configuration can be adjusted to new environments without any extra hassle.

At the same time, Radiator is actively developed and it runs with variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows and others. You can be sure that you will have a supported AAA solution that is always kept up to date. Radiator has at least two releases per year, with interim patches made available for those who require the latest updates. Radiator is actively used by thousands of companies and organisations in over 180 countries.

Other key features of Radiator include:

  • Supports authentication by over 60 different types of methods
  • Interoperates with a huge range of devices, databases, billing packages, and tokens
  • Includes RadSec - secure, reliable RADIUS proxying
  • Includes Diameter - the RADIUS successor protocol used already by mobile operators
  • Includes TACACS+ - for infrastructure management

Would you like to know more?

With Radiator, you get direct professional technical support for configuration, for deployment, and for development. We have consultation and support packages ranging from limited email support to 24x7 telephone support, provided by Radiator experts. Additionally, Radiator Software and its partner companies provide installation and consultation support whenever needed. If you would like to know more about Radiator, licensing options, and support, please contact our team at info@radiatorsoftware.com

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Radiator GBA/BSF Module: Seamless authentication to VoLTE Supplementary services

VoLTE (Voice over LTE) calling is now being used by mobile carriers in their networks all over the world.

With VoLTE calling, there is no dependency on the legacy circuit-switched voice network to be maintained, which has many benefits for the carrier infrastructure. As a part of this, the carrier network will need an easy way to authenticate also to VoLTE supplementary services, such as call forwarding, knocking and call barring.

For this need, we have created Radiator GBA/BSF Module on top of our Radiator. Radiator GBA/BSF Module makes authentication for VoLTE supplementary services easy by using General Bootstrapping Architecture (GBA). In addition to this GBA enables also extending SIM authentication to any operator WWW services. In addition, SIM authentication itself has authentication federation support, which can be used to produce services across virtual and other operators.

Our product, Radiator GBA/BSF Support Module works as an authentication proxy between the end-user UE and HSS. It authenticates user requests, and also separates the authentication procedure and the Application Specific server (AS) specific application logic to different logical entities.

Radiator GBA/BSF Architecture

Main technical product features

Radiator GBA/BSF Module is already being used in live networks in multiple countries. The main technical features include:
  • Authenticating LTE subscribers for VoLTE supplementary services such as multimedia telephony service (MMTel) and multimedia telephony application server (MTAS)
  • BSF server (Ub interface)  
  • Authenticating Proxy (NAF/AP, Ut/Ua interface)
  • Interoperable with all major EPC vendors (Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei)
  • Interoperable with all major handset vendors (Samsung/Android, Apple, Nokia, Microsoft)
Would you like to know more?

Recently we introduced release 1.5.0 of Radiator GBA/BSF Module, with more focus on configuration examples and installation process - making it even easier product to implement in different carrier infrastructures. Our team at info@radiatorsoftware.com is happy to share with more info about our Radiator GBA/BSF Module product.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Radiator interacting with Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

One Radiator’s key strengths is flexibility in different environments and authentication use cases.

Recently, a customer had a new case for authenticating network device administrators with Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). The devices use TACACS+ and a solution was required to integrate with Azure MFA Radius. Thanks to the flexibility of Radiator, this can be done without any extra hassle.

When a user logs in, the device sends the username, static password and one-time passcode with TACACS+ authentication request to Radiator. Radiator processes the TACACS+ request and starts MFA authentication by first sending the password as RADIUS Access-Request. Azure MFA responds by replying with Access-Challenge prompting for the passcode. In turn, Radiator responds with password reminder (passcode of 6 numbers) to complete the authentication.

After this, authentication REPLY is delivered to the TACACS+ client and access is granted.

Would you like to know more?

In many recent customer cases, we have implemented various authentication solutions to interact with Microsoft Azure, including Multi-Factor Authentication use case mentioned above. We are happy to tell about this, and other use cases. If you should like to know more, please contact info@radiatorsoftware.com

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Radiator 4.21 now available

We are happy to announce that Radiator 4.21 has been released. This release covers a number of enhancements, bug fixes, and some new features. Here are some examples:
  • Fixed nested and cascaded AuthBy GROUPs that stopped working in Radiator 4.20.
  • Unified AuthBy HANDLER functionality and reverted some of its changes done in Radiator 4.20.
  • JSON authentication and accounting log now formats time as numeric type instead of string.
  • ServerTACACSPLUS connection handling had major updates.
For a detailed list of changes, visit the Radiator revision history page.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

RAdmin version 1.16 is released

We are pleased to announce that RAdmin version 1.16 is now released. RAdmin is our tool for managing RADIUS users. With RAdmin you can check usage summaries, drill down to usage details and much more that is needed when managing your RADIUS traffic and users.

For this revision, we have implemented one key security fix, multiple bug fixes and and other enhancements. With 2-factor authentication, for example, support for using Yubikey 2-factor authentication tokens has now been updated. This release allows our customers to be sure that the software we provide is up-to-date and can be run on the current Windows, Linux and other platforms. 

For detailed list of enhancements, please see RAdmin revision history

New features

In addition of providing new bugfixes, version 1.16 also provides new enhancements for RAdmin UI. One example of these is providing a better way to listing usage of different users and sessions (see picture below). In addition other new usability and UI fixes are now available in order to provide a user-friendly way for managing network users.

Would you like to know more?

We are happy to provide RAdmin, like other Radiator products for evaluation.

RAdmin is designed especially for ISPs, CSPs and other companies or organizations that have the need to manage their RADIUS users. When contacting our sales team at info@radiatorsoftware.com we are happy to provide more info about use cases for Radiator and RAdmin. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Radiator 4.20 now available!

We are happy to announce that Radiator 4.20 is published today!

The new version has dozens of improvements, new features, and bug fixes. Here are some examples:
– OCSP and OCSP stapling support, see the blog post
– Certificate check enhancements
– Better support for asynchronous operations
– Several security improvements
– Security fix for certificate validation for EAP-TLS and TLS-based Stream modules, see Security Advisory OSC-SEC-2018-01
– Possibility to include extra checks with new ServerTACACSPLUS AuthorizeGroups parameter
– TLS 1.3 awareness
– Improved LDAP functionality
– New hooks, such as EAPTLS_CertificateVerifyFailedHook and ForwardHook

For a detailed list of changes, see Radiator revision history page.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Radiator team in Mobile World Conference 2018

Radiator team is present at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona on 26 February – 1 March.

Come to meet us in hall 3 (3B10), Finland Pavilion and discuss newest features of Radiator and Radiator VNF or learn about the latest use cases. We can also arrange a meeting with you, please contact Jaakko Stenhäll (jaakko.stenhall@radiatorsoftware.com) for more details.