Open System Consultants Pty Ltd (OSC), developer of the globally recognised Radiator Radius Server, today announced support for an extended range of secure wireless authentication protocols.

Wireless network operators are increasingly concerned about the security of their networks. MAC address authentication and static WEP keys are now seen as too weak for hostile wireless environments. The growing range of 802.1X wireless authentication protocols with dynamic WEP keys enables operators to provide much higher security levels than were previously possible.

Radiator’s design provides the most flexible and portable RADIUS server currently on the market, supporting a huge range of authentication methods, databases and platforms. This flexibility has also permitted the seamless addition of a wide range of secure wireless authentication protocols. Radiator now provides support for more types of EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) than other RADIUS servers, including EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-One-Time-Password, EAP-MD-5, PEAP and EAP-MSCHAPV2. A mixture of protocols, authentication methods and user databases can now be easily supported.

Managing Director, Mike McCauley said “We are constantly updating Radiator to support new wireless requirements as soon as they are published. Our customers can now deploy a mix of wireless cards, wireless access points and secure authentication methods with ease”.

“The license for Radiator includes full source code and all future updates for our customers and we continually incorporate all new relevant technology. This means secure wireless connectivity with Radiator can be introduced with confidence”.

Open System Consultants is a proud Australian company and its products compete successfully in the international marketplace. With the advent of wireless networks, the OSC customer base now extends from ISPs and Telcos to corporations and companies wanting to provide secure wireless networks.