Public comments and ratings on Freecode
An indicative list of Radiator Customers.
Quotes from satisfied Radiator users - all real people with real authentication needs solved by Radiator.
"Radiator continues to win for us here!"
am personally pleased with RADIATOR and the flexibility to write our own
AuthBy modules and hook modules, it allows us to really get deep to customize
what our customer needs to achieve in order to operate with supporting
external systems without sacrifice to performance. It also allows us to
do "wonders" in minutes (rather than weeks compared to other
packaged RADIUS solutions)"
"I can highly recommend the paid support that Open provides themselves.
I have worked with Heikki, who helped me with an unusual implementation
of Eduroam. He was a pleasure to work with and imparted a great deal of
knowledge in the process."
me take the opportunity to express our satisfaction with Radiator, we
really enjoy the flexibility of the product and are most happy with the
response from your support department!"
"The Radiator team does it right; excellent software, clear documentation,
and top-notch support all at a sane price. This is how for-profit software
should work and differentiate from freeware. Well done!"
"Best Regards and thanks a lot for RADIATOR! Superb software,
"After 8 years working with Radiator, I have to say I haven´t
seen an AAA scenario that it can´t handle:
"The new Radiator RADIUS
implementation at Monash University ... can now handle the morning point
authentication loads, is capable of being easily scaled in the future
through the increase of servers to the farm and additional EAP types are
(See News for more details)
"We had to integrate a hotspot with a proprietary hotel PMS and
RADIATOR saved the day once again :-)" (See News
for more technical details)
"Radiator is second to none when it comes to RADIUS servers,
period. Of all the Radius Servers I ever evaluated (FreeRADIUS, Steel-Belted
Radius, IAS, and much more), Radiator quickly turned out to be the best.
Radiator runs on almost every OS known to man (or at least everywhere
perl runs), is easy and fast to configure and extremely well documented,
and there are boatloads of plugins for almost every intended purpose.
Keep up the good work guys!"
"Vodafone Portugal is very happy with Radiator and strongly recommends
any operator to use it!"
"Callforeign is very happy with radiator and it is highly recommended.
We have it handling our retail as well as wholesale traffic. The flexibility
of radiator enables me to design any kind of authentication and billing
schemes based on our and our reseller requirements. Its a must if any
carrier wants complete control and customization over their billing."
"We own the iBurst network (mobile broadband in Australia) and have
been using Radiator for Authentication and Accounting quite extensively.
Radiator is a very good application, very flexible and easy to integrate.
It's good to see there's always more development going into it. All the
"Radiator is incredibly flexible and complete. Very stable product
with support for a wide range of authentication types. I would highly
recommend Radiator to anyone looking to implement a RADIUS solution."
"It's pretty easy to say good things when your product is so flexible
and works so well."
"I believe that your solution offers our team an easy and flexible
solution to take out on the road to promote eduroam."
"We (Arch Red) chose Radiator as our RADIUS server component because
of its excellent interoperability and feature set as well as its exemplary
support and flexibility to be adapted and connected to various different
authentication systems and environments."
Radiator is great. Having worked with Radiator for over 7 years, I
can honestly say that I love the product. I have used Radiator for solutions
from 1000 basic dialup users, to 300k+ subscriber ISP.
I think you have the best RADIUS product and the support is fabulous.
"Radiator is, far and away, the best RADIUS server out there.
I've tried several RADIUS servers in the past, both commercial and non-commercial,
and Radiator beats them all hands down. Support for just about every authentication
mechanism you can think of, excellent logging capability, and top notch
"What can i say, this is the absolutely best radiusserver on
the market. Every penny is well spent. Of course i was very sceptic in
the beginning because it was running under perl. But all i can say here
is never underestimate perl. But once again perl shows its power. With
Osc's products you will have a superb authenticsystem, with the freedom
that comes with that is almost running on any flavour. And if you enter
problems you will get the very best support from their supportteam, take
their job very seriously. Dont spend lots of time and money finding a
radiuserver that shall serve your needs, i can almost bet that OSC's radius
(Radiator) already do it for you. I really recommend this product."
"I can only say this to quote a beer commercial with some minor
"Radiator is by far the best RADIUS server around. It has a huge range of plug in modules, and it can be configured to do almost anything you can imagine. And the support is absolutely the best anywhere.
We have used it on a number of projects, and it is completely reliable. Its easy to configure and works with any database on any platform you may want. We have used to it solve a number of difficult authentication needs that no other RADIUS server could come close to.
Don't waste your time with any other commercial or free RADIUS server.
I cant recommend Radiator highly enough. Great work guys!"
"When I started working at a site that had lots of wireless AP's, I heard about Radiator for the first time. On that site they had tried for quite a while to get another Radius server going with little success. When somebody came up with 'let's use Radiator', everything went much faster all of a sudden.
Since then, I've been working on a project called 'UserTracking' which works pretty closely together with Radiator. It works like a charm, but what's much more important is the outstanding support that Mike and Hugh give on their mailing list.I've hardly seen any question go by that remained unanswered, except in some cases where the poster was kindly asked if they had licensed Radiator.
That's right, Radiator is not 'free', but it is [full] source. You
get full disclosure on the (Perl) sourcecode, which makes it incredibly
flexible. Great product."
"Radiator is a wonderful product and the setup process
was almost too easy. The configuration options are clear, flexible and
Just wanted to drop you a note that it's one of the most powerful yet
easy to configure RADIUS servers I have ever encountered. All the support
files (/goodies) and script tools are complete and easy to use. Overall
I had a wonderful experience with your product."
#1 - Bar none. Radiator is always my first and only recommendation
when a Radius server is required. Simply the best solution
available, and, I dare say, possible."
just want to add that I am a huge fan of Radiator - I have never
been able to find anything that I cant do with it and the support
you provide everyone on the mailing list with is exceptional. We
replaced our previous (very expensive) Radius product on our 10 Radius
with Radiator a couple of years ago and we have never looked back.
In short, I believe Radiator is the best Radius server on the market
advance, I'm sorry if this sounds like a commercial for the Radiator
radius server. We use the aforementioned super amazing
spectacular great... Product. I've never found something it couldn't
is awesome. There aren't very many other software packages or companies
out there that provide the compatibility with
equipment, unending customisation and the awesome support structure
that Radiator and OSC provide. I want to thank you for producing
such a product. It has benefited my company and my staff immensely."
"As I see it Radiator has all that is needed to secure your
WLAN! Radiator is the "Porsche" around the other Radius servers and
the price is fair, that's what I like!"
product is great. It's complex but it also outperforms
everything else and I'd much rather have the open source
make changes and modifications to meet our needs/requirements than
be locked into a closed source environment. Microsoft should take notes
from you guys."
"I would ask you to extend my compliments to the development
team - I've used (and demonstrated the advantages) of Radiator for
years now, and it's always been the easiest RADIUS server to integrate
with _anything_ (and often the only one that could do what we needed"
is the key. No matter what are your RADIUS system requirements, Radiator
does accomplish them all. Join to the fact that
OSC has the best technical support I have ever seen on the net. You
have a superb product. We are proud of distributing Radiator and
recommend it to our customers"
must thank you guys for an excellent product! Please keep up the
it... My favorite piece of software ever!!! Keep up the good work"
is a very powerful and flexible tool. Nice configuration files examples,
nice manual, etc. In conclusion, excellent software."
am now a fan of Radiator. This can do a lot more than other solutions
we have used."
- it worked - the upgrade went smoothly. Thank you all for making such
a superior product in every way. Feel free to use me
as a reference or whatever!"
like Radiator very much. It is like an example for the world how
a piece of software can be developed. Its licensing is not like
Microsoft's :). Its code is open, clean, stable, very flexible and
readable. It's easy to write your custom hacks'n'hooks :) Its architecture
is clear. It's easy to install. It runs on UNIX. Its documentation
is complete for end user and even for developer. Its distribution
is one of the best (no cdroms, etc). It's very helpful to keep touch
friendly developer team and with other users (mailing list). It feels
very good when customer's patches are incorporated into the product
:) I have a warm feeling like being a part of the team (oneness)
and not feeling like with other products, where one has to communicate
through salesman, etc (separatedness). It's great to see how quickly
customer's suggestions are poured into the code. I (as an end user)
never saw a better software development. I'm completely satisfied
it, I can do everything with it, even ... 'roast an egg' :)"
I am glad to say that Radiator has never once failed in the three
or four years we have been using it. Your products rocks!
Radiator works great with Microsoft SQL servers and Cisco routers.
We tested few other products which did not work. Big thanks to Radiator
from Finland! -
I _HIGHLY_ recommend radiator RADIUS. http://www.open.com.au/radiator/
It was the most feature rich package, came with source code, is very
portable between platforms (written in Perl), and has worked flawlessly
for us here. The setup was very simple, and it has one of the most
complete and professionally done manuals I've seen for any package.
The tech support is provided through their mailing list (not that you
should even need it), and answers come very quick from the actual software
developer. They are constantly working on any bug fixes and updates
that anyone requests. After spending months looking, this package was
a very pleasant surprise. And the best part? It was also the cheapest
one... around US$600 for a single CPU license, or US$900 for the site
license. I've been very happy with their product and have no reservations
at all about recommending it to you.
I want to take this time to personally thank you guys at OSC. Radiator
by far blows away any other RADIUS server software on the market today.
I've implemented large scale .... RADIUS servers in the past and I
can't believe how much Radiator makes .... look like a worthless piece
of junk. My hats off for creating the most flexible RADIUS server on
the market today. Your support has been great... Keep up the good work!
This is my personal opinion and I am sure others will have them as
well but we are using a product called Radiator. It is an excellent
radius server that runs on NT and Unix. The URL is http://www.open.com.au
it interfaces with Platypus extremely well both for serving up radius
requests and also inserting the accounting right in to the platypus
database. It has extremely good flexibility and functionality. I would
recommend it to anyone out there. We have approx. 15,000 active users
and both Radiator and MS SQL loaf with these two products.
It is a DREAM! I can't believe how easy it is to do things that used
to take me hours to program.
By the way, Radiator is an awesome product! It was a snap to implement
and it has worked very well so far!
" We have been using Radiator for the last year and half. Our
NT based system constantly requires some sort of attention with the
exception - Radiator. Once we got it up and connected it to our SQL
database we have found it runs and runs ... with no problems!! The
support has been great and you can tell Open Systems are seriously
dedicated to the customer. This has been the best software investment
...radiator is working as advertised!!! We are extremely happy with
the product. After messing around for 3 years of just about every radius
product on the market, I can finally say we have found a solid solution
in Radiator. I highly recommend this product to every ISP out there.
a look at Radiator, Mike and Hugh are brilliant guys they helped
me just the other day with this and it will not cost you an arm and
a leg for the software.... It will intergrate directly with Platypus,
plus if you need to something very custom you have the source code
so you can hack it up if you need to do so. I'm not that fantastic
at programming so I'm just using the standard Radiator, however I
a problem with routing "any call without a matching DNIS" the other
day and the guys at radiator added a feature for me to be able to
do that in 2 days and about 3 emails. If you need any help with Radiator
and DNIS I'll help you on the Radiator mailing list if Mike and Hugh
do not get in first. Radiator grows with you where other Radius servers
seem to get stale and outdated much too quickly.
Hi, You might want to look at Radiator (www.open.com.au). It integrates
with plat, and can do just about anything you want ...
Medium (600.000 customers ) ISP in Spain. One radiator 0 problems
in 16 months. 0 problems. Several services arquitechted using radiator
facilities. Several ISP's migrated pretty easily. The best radius server,
You just can't beat Radiator. The fact that you can add your own
code to fit your needs makes the product 100 times better than anything
else. As far as I am concerned.... Steel Belted and some others (Like
Shiva Access Manager) don't come close to the potential power of Radiator.
I want to state that I've never got such good and fast response from
any software company or group, open or close, that, in fact has less
delays in make repairments than those that I have installing and testing
As an aside, let me complement you on your clean coding style; it
makes it very easy read or change. That's why (....) we've decided
to go ahead with this product; if I can maintain and modify it quickly
and cheaply, it will pay for itself.
We are very happy with the products, and we find it both flexible
I've been really impressed with Radiator, I've had plenty of sleep
lately and I can't seem to find anything that kills it.
It's the swiss army knife of RADIUS servers.
... just want to thank you again for a wonderful product..
I would suggest you test out Radiator for yourself. You'll find that
it is by far the best Radius product out there.
Thanks for all the help Mike, we are very impressed with the support
and will happily tell anyone that. Its great to see an Aussie product
in there too. Well done.
Your radiator product was the best purchase we have made in a long
time, it has to be the best radius server on the market or in the public
Once again, can I just say how good it is to have an Australian product
that works as well as Radiator, and has the great support that you
PS - Mike, so far I'm REALLY impressed by how well designed radiator
is, and how flexible. Kudos!
... the radius server has passed it's first successful test (24 hours)
and is proving to be a great product and I am extremely pleased to
have purchased it.
Radiator is extremely nice, and if you're handy with PERL you can
add things to it and customize it as you see fit. Cistron Radius has
also worked really well for me when purchasing a radius version was
out of the question. But if features are what you want, you'll love
Radiator. It's worth every penny from my experience.
You can't go past Radiator and MySQL or mSQL. Radiator is -by far-
the best radiusd -anywhere- -- It's written in perl, can authenticate
off virtually anything, runs on everything, and talks to every terminal
server known to mankind (almost 8-).
Thanks again!! Great product, Great support!! Congratulations!!
We use platypus, 3COM TC, and Radiator for radius. I wholeheartedly
recommend it. It will even authenticate out of platypus if you are
so inclined.. Radiator is awesome..
Thank you very much for all the great support you have given me with
Radiator. It has now been active for over 2 months and is proving to
be a real winner. I would like to take this opportunity to say that
you have a great product on offer and hope you have greater success
with it in the future.
Excellent! Thanks!! Radiator is an excellent product, and its support
is even better! Congratulations! :-)
I still view this as one of the best radius products I have ever seen.
Keep up the good work! :-)
Your radiator package seems to be flawless - We have IPASS/GRIC/UUNET
running against it and also our national modempool without a hickup.
A Big thank you to the Radiator team for this great product.
We've been using Radiator for our state-wide (Tennessee) dialin network
for the past couple of months now. It seems that there is very little
that Radiator is not capable of. :)
We are pleased to announce that we have implemented Radiator on a
new ISP here in Argentina. It was easy and fun to set up. Congratulations,
it's a great product...!!!
Radiator is good too. it's commercial, but you get (perl) source
code. very flexible. more features than you can poke a stick at. http://www.open.com.au/radiator/
I have just joined XXXX, I was previously with XXXX where we had
over 1 million radius accounts, I can't recall an occasion where Radiator
caused us a service outage and it's amazing flexibility allowed us
do some neat stuff using CLI but also to work around most of the numbers
changing at the same time.It's a credit to your code and documentation that I never really
needed much in the way of email support to do this.