RADIUS Server provides centralized authentication and administration (including configuration) for thousands and even millions of entities. In addition it offers roaming and distributed authentication / accounting through its ability to proxy requests to other servers regardless of the originating client's location.
ClearBox supports rich authentication capabilities and can authenticate with:
LDAP directories (MS Active Directory, OpenLDAP, Novell eDirectory, etc);
Remote RADIUS servers; this includes
servers with built-in RADIUS servers, such as ActivCard, CRYPTOCard, RADIUS Token Server, Vasco, SafeWord, PassGo.
Windows NT/2000/2003/2008 Active Directory domains, workgroups and groups,
MS SQL Server, MS Access, MySQL, Oracle, PostreSQL and other ODBC and OLE DB compliant data sources.
ClearBox RADIUS server supports IEEE 802.1x authentication to provide secure and reliable authentication services in WEP/WPA/WPA2 protected wireless networks. It supports all protocols supported by Windows wireless clients (Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7) - PEAP for password-based access and EAP-TLS for digital certificates based access.
Dealing with digital certificates may become too complicated, especially for personnel who have no experience with them. ClearBox provides easy-to-use wizards which helps to create a certificate or prepare a request to some certificate authority. No command-line tools, ClearBox will do everything for you!
Using the power of SQL commands defined by the server administrator, ClearBox can query for RADIUS clients, configured profiles, user passwords, authorization attributes and more...
ClearBox is shipped with many vendors dictionaries (Cisco, Microsoft, Nomadix, Ascend, etc), and it can be extended with any vendor-specific attributes. Support for H323 Cisco and Quintum attributes is at the server core level.
Advanced RADIUS Features
Support for hashed user passwords (MD5, MD4, SHA-1) stored in a database;
Full access to all RADIUS request attributes in any SQL command;
Profile selection by a SQL command/stored procedure;
Advanced user name rewriting
Asynchronous SQL accounting
and many others.
Billing Systems Integration
ClearBox Server is flexible and can be easily integrated with almost all billing systems supporting RADIUS server authentication. At present, ClearBox has proven to be complete interoperable with the following billing and reporting systems:
DTH Billing and Customer Management by DTH Software.
The system is suitable for ISP and VoIP billing. It boasts many nice features like customizable
reporting, email or paper bills, electronic funds transfer, web portals,
collections processing, service orders and much more.
Advanced ISP Billing by AdvancedISPBilling.com, effective and highly customizable ISP billing system for small to large ISPs at very low cost. It offers ease of day to day operations, superb client management, a whole suite of useful managerial reports, seamless system administration and a lot more.
Platypus Billing System by Tucows, the total billing and customer management solution created specifically for Internet Service Providers and Web Hosting companies.
RADREP by RADIUS Reporting, easy to use Windows GUI application which produces usage and billing reports from RADIUS accounting logs, which can be used for organizational charge-back or internal billing purposes.
Configuring ClearBox is easy with its graphic tools. In the simplest case you click four times, input one IP address and one password - and the system is ready to restrict access to your networks! More complex setup cases are not complex - don't edit configuration files with tons of parameters, ClearBox Configurator is easy as ABC.
Inexperienced users may enjoy Configuration Wizard. This tool makes the basic configuring even easier than it could be.
Moreover, Configurator may run over a network to enable you configure the RADIUS server remotely. New configuration will applied immediately.
And finally, ClearBox can load its configuration from a relational database to provide enterprise-class installations with hundreds of RADIUS clients and profiles.