ID Series: RADIUS Authentication
Unique features to reduce complexity while increasing user satisfaction and administration overhead
RADIUS functionality has become a de facto standard since the first versions in the early 1990s. RADIUS is present in all size networks today for authentication services, especially for critical remote access and wireless access. Ease of installation and broad industry support are likely key factors in the broad adoption of RADIUS.
While wireless 802.1x and remote access devices heavily rely on RADIUS as the authentication source, the ID Series offers a fully featured and supported, RADIUS server to enhance the user experience and reduce IT staff costs.
Beyond Standard RADIUS
A10 Networks ID Series of appliances provide enterprise-grade RADIUS capabilities to any size organization. The ID Series also goes beyond traditional RADIUS by integrating complimentary user identity functionality to enhance the user experience and aid busy IT staff with day-to-day tasks.
Offering all the traditional features of products such as freeRADIUS but in a supported package, ID Series guarantees the critical task of authentication can be delivered uninterrupted, 24/7. Authentication IS mission critical.
The ID Series easily integrates with existing user account infrastructure to help simplify the authentication process for users and strengthen authentication mechanisms. User accounts from multiple user data sources, such as Microsoft Active Directory, can be designated as the primary authentication resource, thus removing the need for a localized database of dedicated RADIUS users if desired.
This also includes comprehensive 802.1x authentication functionality to 802.1X/EAP Authentication Supports 802.1X and Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) protocols for wireless, wired, remote access, and the latest perimeter security applications.
Key Functionality includes:
- Full RADIUS Server - The fully featured RADIUS server allows the existing solution to be upgraded.
- Authentication Front End - Allows the administrator to configure RADIUS with different back end directories or user databases, not confining them to the local RADIUS database.
- Flexible Authentication Policy - One or more back-end data sources can be selected as an authorized authentication source.
- IP-to-ID Tracking - Ensures all access is comprehensively logged and allows correlation of non-RADIUS authentication events in one appliance.
- Ease of Install - Pre-installed appliance ensures no additional packages are needed to install. IT staff can plug-in and instantly begin testing authentication policies.
- Network Design Support - With A10 identity experts working alongside you, installation, purpose-fitting and aligning to the existing network is simple.
- Bulletproof Reliability
- Natural RADIUS server selection redundancy
- 2U hardware redundancy
- Superior performance: 7,000+ authentications per second with local authentication store
- Authentication SDK - Integrate either RADIUS or any other connected authentication source into your homegrown application via the ID Series platform.
- Logging - In addition to RADIUS accounting, reports can be accessed quickly on the Web GUI to show all aspects of authentication, from rejected authentications, to most authenticated, to data stores, etc.
- Remote Access Solutions - Combines password reset and authentication in one platform, leveraging the ID Series User Self-Service and RADIUS authentication technology, 24x7.
Key Benefits at a Glance
- Enterprise-grade RADIUS
- Full 24x7 live support unlike open source alternatives
- Fully featured RADIUS server, with superior performance with 7000+ authentications per second
- Internal or remote password stores can be used (Microsoft Active Directory, LDAP, UNIX and many more)
- Redefining RADIUS flexibility by leveraging other ID Series modules