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.