Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Introducing new Radiator Repository

Recently, Radiator Software team has been putting their efforts into making life easier for system administrators. Following the introduction of the new Radiator Linux packages, we are now very proud to announce the new Radiator Repository. This is good news for the Linux users, since the new repository allows you to streamline maintenance and to easily distribute the updates to all Radiator servers in your organisation. What is even better, this new service is included with all active Radiator Support contracts. 

Supported platforms are Red Hat 7/8, CentOS 7/8, Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial), Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic), Debian 9 (Stretch) and Debian 10 (Buster). Here are the steps how to get it:

  1. Visit our repository page and log in using your existing Radiator user credentials: https://downloads.radiatorsoftware.com/repo/ 
  2. Scroll down to your Linux distribution version 
  3. Follow the instructions and use the commands in instructions to set up Radiator Repository
  4. Enjoy easy updates

For security, the repository URLs are customer specific and generated for your organization, and the packages provided from Radiator repositories are never marked as security upgrades. This means that using unattended-upgrades for system's security upgrades is safe as Radiator will not be automatically upgraded. You also get to pick whether you want the official releases only, or include the testing versions. 

For our customers using other platforms or with download access only contracts, Radiator Downloads site has been redesigned and is sporting a clean new look. You will continue to get the software updates the classic way by downloading the packages from our website, whether you are using Mac or Windows, older Linux distributions, or simply prefer to do so.  

Please contact our team at sales@radiatorsoftware.com if you want to check your subscription status, renew or upgrade your support contract, or reset your password. Let us know if you try the new repositories. We would like to hear your feedback!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Protecting user identity with Radiator SIM Pack


Nowadays, mobile operators use complementary network technologies to improve user connectivity. Mobile data traffic originally targeted for cellular networks can be offloaded to designated Wi-Fi hotspots, therefore relieving congestion in high traffic areas. By implementing SIM authentication with Radiator SIM Pack, customer experience is enhanced by seamlessly authenticating users and logging them into the Wi-Fi network.

Cellular networks use IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) as a unique identifier for every user of the network, which comprises 15 digits including the user's telephone number. When this identifier is sent by the device to the network, privacy can be compromised if the connection request is not encrypted. This encryption relies both on the operator's AAA server and the user device.

Starting from revision 2.5, Radiator SIM Pack supports IMSI encryption, also known as "Permanent Identity Encryption"; functionality specified in 3GPP document S3-170116: "Privacy Protection for EAP-AKA". This feature is already implemented by some of our operator customers to cover their AAA server encryption. Alongside device manufacturers such as Apple, who already implement identity encryption, permanent identity of the user is not exposed, increasing their privacy protection.

The latest release of Radiator SIM Pack is available for new licensees and for licenced customers with valid download access. To find out if Radiator SIM Pack suits your needs, you can contact us at sales@radiatorsoftware.com and a member of our sales team will be happy to assist you. You can also contact us to renew your support contract and get access to the newest release. A full history of Radiator SIM Pack releases is available on our website.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

New Radiator Carrier Pack 1.6 released

Radiator Software is pleased to announce the release of Radiator Carrier Pack version 1.6. This revision includes improvements such as enhanced Diameter routing and rearranged StreamServerUnix modules. This new version of Radiator Carrier Pack requires the newest version of Radiator AAA Server Software (4.24).

Detailed changes and updates include:

  • Rearranged StreamServerUnix related modules by separating connection package from the server package file.
  • Minor fixes to StreamServerUnix unix domain socket initialisation.
  • Major Diameter routing enhancement: Diameter peers for request routing and forwarding can now be looked up from Diameter specific RealmTable added in Radiator 4.24.
  • Minor update to DiaPeerDef related peering to update Diameter routing RealmTable added in Radiator 4.24.

A complete revision history can be found in our website.

Since revision 1.5, Radiator Carrier Pack is available in packages suitable for Red Hat, CentOS, and Ubuntu. If you are interested in purchasing a Radiator Carrier Pack licence or due for a support renewal, you can contact sales@radiatorsoftware.com and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.