Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Radiator used for secure authentication in power companies

For many years, Radiator AAA Server Software has been used in different utilities: from mobility solutions to water monitoring. In addition to this, Radiator is used more and more in power companies that require secure ways for authentication and accounting in their networks.  Radiator, being the most flexible AAA server software in the market, is easy to configure to these case kind of use cases.

In some use cases, Radiator (and RADIUS protocol in general) is used to get accounting information from electric meters over the internet. Another use case, where secure access is critical, is the power system system management.

Radiator providing secure authentication for power system management

In power system networks, secure access and authentication to management systems is crucial. In times of cyber attacks, proper authentication methods ensure that only authorized personnel and equipment are able to manage power system equipment.

The standard way to do this secure authentication is role-based access control (RBAC) for power system management. RBAC assigns human users, automated systems, and software applications to specific roles, and restricts their access to only those resources, which the security policies identify as necessary for their roles.

As a part of being compliant to industry standards, Radiator also supports role-based access control (IEC 62351-8) in power systems and the related RADIUS attributes specified in the standard. 

Would you like to know more?

If you are interested in using Radiator in power system authentication and accounting, please do not hesitate to contact our sales team at Radiator, being the flexible AAA server in the market, may be just the solution for your authentication use case.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Upcoming webinar: Radiator Portfolio Updates - 8th March and 10th March

We are pleased to announce that we are presenting a series of live webinars about new developments in Radiator products and their use cases.

The first webinar focuses on harnessing benefits of the full Radiator product portfolio and giving brief examples from the topic list below. Each of the following sessions takes a deep-dive on real Radiator use cases, with technical insight from our experts:

  • Radiator Software news and updates in our product and services portfolio
  • Radiator - our new secure and easy service for Wi-Fi authentication
  • How to connect to OpenRoaming (™) roaming federation service with Radiator
  • Radiator VNF Flex - new and flexible approach to AAA VNF with Radiator
  • Using Radiator in eduroam and other roaming services 
  • Using Radiator with utility networks, such as water systems and power system management
  • Experiences from using Radiator as replacement for products nearing end-of-life
  • More coming up

The first webinar Radiator Portfolio Updates is held in parallel sessions on Tuesday 8th March 08.00-09.00 UTC and Thursday 10th March 16.00-17.00 UTC for participants from different regions to join.

Please register here to receive an invite to your preferred session. By registering you’ll also get access to the presentation recording and materials after the webinar.

Thursday, February 3, 2022

How Radiator can be used in different test use cases

Radiator AAA Server Software can be used by different vendors to perform authentication tests, whenever they need their equipment to be connected to different networks in a secure and flexible way, such as Wi-Fi networks or mobile networks. Over the years, Radiator team has acquired a lot of experience in these scenarios.

Secure authentication is especially important for vendors developing IoT-products, such as medical equipment used in mission-critical hospital Wi-Fi networks. Secure authentication, and various supported authentication methods, help the products to be connected securely in different environments.

Radiator can be easily deployed and configured when automating these tests. Whenever a new version of a product needs to go through authentication and other tests, the process is easy and time-efficient with Radiator. In addition to authentication tests, Radiator provides logging in a variety of formats, making it easy to interoperate with external testing systems.

Additionally, for many utility appliance vendors, such as water sensors or electricity meters, Radiator can handle the accounting data, which can then be used to integrate with different reporting and management systems. The Radiator team has plenty of experience with interoperability testing from different use cases.

In recent years, Radiator has been an integral component in the Wi-Fi Alliance ® testbed for Wi-Fi authentication certification purposes, which is used by vendors to acquire the Wi-Fi Certified ® certification. Authentication methods included in the testbed are EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-FAST, EAP-PEAP, and EAP-PWD. In other similar test cases, Radiator has been used for testing IMSI privacy encryption, which is supported by Radiator SIM Module.

Would you like to know more?

We are happy to discuss your use case, the different authentication methods, and to suggest suitable configuration and deployment models. We can provide our expertise gathered from using Radiator in different environments such as interoperability testing. For test use cases, we provide flexible licensing options; please contact our sales team at sales(a)

In addition, if you would like to know more about the Wi-Fi Alliance ® testbed, we are happy to assist you.