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DIAMETER support now available with Radiator RADIUS server

GOLD COAST, Australia - July 31, 2006 - DIAMETER support is now available with Radiator(R) RADIUS server from Open System Consultants (OSC).

Radiator can now act as a DIAMETER to RADIUS gateway. This means that authentication networks can utilise the greater reliability and security provided by DIAMETER within an existing RADIUS infrastructure. The new ServerDIAMETER module allows Radiator to serve DIAMETER authentication requests by converting them to RADIUS requests which can be served internally by Radiator's huge range of authentication methods or proxied to another RADIUS server. Replies are converted to DIAMETER and sent back to the originating DIAMETER node.

RADIUS is currently the industry standard for network Authentication, Authorisation and Accounting (AAA) and enormous investment has been made in computer network infrastructure and maintenance by governments, NGOs and commercial organisations throughout the world. But conventional RADIUS traffic can be insecure or easily breached. DIAMETER (RFC 3588, 4005, 4072) is the next generation replacement of the RADIUS protocol and is designed to address these security and reliability shortcomings.

"With Radiator, our customers can now handle DIAMETER compatible devices without having to upgrade their entire authentication system", according to OSC's chief technologist, Mike McCauley. "This gives them the flexibility to take advantage of the greater security provided by DIAMETER and send sensitive authentication data over insecure networks with confidence".

About Open System Consultants - OSC has a global reputation for network access solutions with rock-solid products and awesome technical support. The suite of source code products provides extensibility, flexibility and portability to suit vanilla and custom requirements. Founded in 1992, OSC is headquartered at Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. For more information visit www.open.com.au

About Radiator RADIUS server - Known as "the Swiss Army knife of RADIUS servers", Radiator is a highly configurable and flexible RADIUS server running on most server hardware and operating systems such as Unix, Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS and VMS. It supports over 60 different authentication methods and inter-operates with a wide range of user databases and ISP billing packages. Radiator is a mission critical component of the wired and wireless networks of thousands of corporations, telecommunications carriers, governments, academic institutions and commercial organisations. For more information about Radiator, go to http://www.open.com.au/radiator/index.html

Getting Radiator - Apply for a free evaluation of Radiator RADIUS server at http://www.open.com.au/radiator/evaluation.html

For more information email info@open.com.au or phone Nicola Wassell on +61 7 5598 7474 Fax: +61 7 5598 7070. Radiator(R) is the registered trade mark of Open System Consultants. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

Open System Consultants hosts RadiusExpert Wiki

GOLD COAST, Australia - June 22, 2006 - Open System Consultants (OSC) is hosting and supporting a new RadiusExpert Wiki.

OSC, the developer of world-renown Radiator (R) RADIUS server, has established a free resource for the RADIUS user community to collect and share information about configuring and implementing RADIUS protocol devices and software. RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) is the authentication protocol widely used by ISPs and corporate networks.

RadiusExpert:Community Portal at http://www.open.com.au/wiki/index.php/Main_Page will become the repository for all the information that often resides only in the heads of system administrators who manage and maintain the security access and authentication requirements of their networks.

"We are providing a public collection point for the invaluable knowledge out there that represents the practical how-to of RADIUS implementation," said Mike McCauley, Chief Technologist from OSC.

Anyone can find information about such topics as configuring various RADIUS devices, load balancing with RADIUS servers and wireless authentication tips in the RadiusExpert:Community Portal and contributions from the user community are encouraged.

About Open System Consultants - OSC has a global reputation for network access solutions with rock-solid products and awesome technical support. The suite of source code products provides extensibility, flexibility and portability to suit vanilla and custom requirements. Founded in 1992, OSC is headquartered at Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

For more information visit www.open.com.au

About Radiator RADIUS server - Known as "the Swiss Army knife of RADIUS servers", Radiator is a highly configurable and flexible RADIUS server running on most server hardware and operating systems such as Unix, Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS and VMS. It supports over 60 different authentication methods and inter-operates with a wide range of user databases and ISP billing packages. Radiator is a mission critical component of the wired and wireless networks of thousands of corporations, telecommunications carriers, governments, academic institutions and commercial organisations.

For more information about Radiator, go to http://www.open.com.au/radiator/index.html

Getting Radiator - A free evaluation of Radiator RADIUS server is available at http://www.open.com.au/radiator/evaluation.html

For more information email info@open.com.au or phone Nicola Wassell on +61 7 5598 7474 Fax: +61 7 5598 7070. Radiator(R) is the registered trade mark of Open System Consultants. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

Open System Consultants develops open source implementation of Trusted Network Connect standards

GOLD COAST, Australia - June 6, 2006 - Open System Consultants (OSC) has developed LIBTNC, an open source implementation of Trusted Network Connect (TNC) open standards for trusted network access control and endpoint integrity. LIBTNC is an open source library that integrates with the TNC server and client software.

TNC is an open, non-proprietary architecture that enables the application and enforcement of security requirements for endpoints connecting to a network. The specifications are being developed by Trusted Computing Group (TCG) an industry group formed to develop, define and promote open standards for hardware-enabled trusted computing and security technologies.

OSC's Chief Technologist Mike McCauley demonstrated LIBTNC during Interop at Las Vegas in May, 2006 using OSC's Radiator RADIUS server and Xsupplicant, an open source 802.1X client from the Open1x project. The LIBTNC project site is at http://sourceforge.net/projects/libtnc/

With LIBTNC, OSC further demonstrates its support of the goals of TCG to help users protect their information assets (data, passwords, keys, etc) from compromise due to external software attack and physical theft. TNC will help network administrators solve the difficult task of implementing and enforcing in-house security policies for network access over increasingly complex network environments using the enormous range of available devices and software.

"The end result" according to Mike McCauley, "is more secure networks without compromising functional integrity, privacy or individual rights". More information on TNC specifications is available at the Trusted Computing Group's website, http://www.trustedcomputinggroup.org.

About Open System Consultants - OSC is a leading provider of network access solutions with a global reputation for quality products and rapid customer response. OSC offers a suite of source code products that provide extensibility, flexibility and portability to suit vanilla and custom requirements. Founded in 1991, OSC is headquartered at Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. For more information visit www.open.com.au

About Radiator RADIUS server - Radiator is a highly configurable and flexible RADIUS server running on most server hardware and operating systems such as Unix, Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS and VMS. It supports authentication by over 60 different types of authentication methods and inter-operates with a wide range of user databases and ISP billing packages. Radiator is a mission critical component of the wired and wireless networks of thousands of corporations, telecommunications carriers, governments, commercial and academic institutions. For more information about Radiator, go to http://www.open.com.au/radiator/index.html

Getting Radiator - A free evaluation of Radiator RADIUS server is available at http://www.open.com.au/radiator/evaluation.html

About Xsupplicant - Xsupplicant is an open source implementation of IEEE 802.1X for Linux and Unix by the Open1x Project. For more information about Xsupplicant, go to: http://open1x.sourceforge.net/

For more information, email info@open.com.au or phone Nicola Wassell on +61 7 5598 7474 Fax: +61 7 5598 7070. Radiator(R) is the registered trade mark of Open System Consultants. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.


Radiator RADIUS server core component at InteropNet Labs (iLabs) 2005

GOLD COAST, Australia - May 20th, 2005 - Radiator(R) RADIUS server from Open System Consultants (OSC) was used as the central RADIUS server of the iLabs network at NetWorld+Interop 2005 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas USA, May 1-6, 2005.

iLabs is the world's only real-time live interoperability test bed for the latest networking technologies. Radiator was the core component for all RADIUS requests sent through the iLabs network. Radiator then proxied the requests to the appropriate device across the network.

This is the second year Radiator was nominated because of its reliability, flexibility and sound reputation in the telecommunications industry. As a vendor neutral product, it interoperates readily with all client hardware and software platforms, operating systems and databases.

"iLabs tests the latest security related products against any devices and software that people show up with" said Mike McCauley, chief technologist from OSC, "Radiator has again proven itself up to the challenge".

"In the iLabs, industry-leading vendors work side-by-side with their peers to put the IT infrastructure industry's newest technologies to the test and share findings with other IT professionals" according to Steve Wylie, NetWorld+Interop Program Director. iLabs also serves as a centre for providing practical education and information to the NetWorld+Interop community on standards-based networking technologies.

For more information on iLabs visit: http://interop.com/ilabs

About Radiator RADIUS server - Radiator is a highly configurable and flexible RADIUS server running on most server hardware and operating systems such as Unix, Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS and VMS. It supports authentication by over 60 different types of authentication methods and inter-operates with a wide range of user databases and ISP billing packages. Radiator is a mission critical component of the wired and wireless networks of thousands of corporations, telecommunications carriers, governments, commercial and academic institutions.

For more information about Radiator, go to http://www.open.com.au/radiator/index.html

Getting Radiator - A free evaluation of Radiator RADIUS server is available at http://www.open.com.au/radiator/evaluation.html

About Open System Consultants - OSC is a leading provider of network access solutions with a global reputation for quality products and rapid customer response. OSC offers a suite of source code products that provide extensibility, flexibility and portability to suit vanilla and custom requirements. Founded in 1991, OSC is headquartered at Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

For more information visit www.open.com.au or email info@open.com.au or phone Nicola Wassell on +61 7 5598 7474 Fax: +61 7 5598 7070.

Radiator(R) is the registered trade mark of Open System Consultants. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

Open System Consultants Teams with Performance Technologies to Provide GSM Authentication

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - March 15th, 2005 - Performance Technologies (NASDAQ NM: PTIX), a leading developer of integrated systems, platforms, components and software; today announced they have teamed with Open System Consultants (OSC) to provide Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) operators secure authentication, authorization and accounting for wired or wireless networks. The solution will combine OSC's Radiator authentication server with Performance Technologies' SEGway signaling gateways.

"By teaming with Performance Technologies, we can offer wireless carriers authentication options to better serve their customers and provide a new revenue stream in Wi-Fi hotspots," said Mike McCauley, chief technologist for Open System Consultants. "Performance Technologies' field-proven software and experience in worldwide, carrier-grade solutions enables them to provide the solid SS7 connectivity our customers require."

OSC's Radiator server supports user authentication for wireless and wired LANs utilizing nearly 60 different types of authentication methods. Based on the RADIUS protocol, this solution allows users to authenticate to a wireless LAN network using a mobile phone Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card. Using Radiator and its EAP-SIM support, operators and carriers are able to construct complete SIM wireless authentication and billing systems that interoperate with and utilize the existing worldwide GSM mobile phone authentication and billing systems, enabling a simple and seamless use and billing experience for roaming wireless LAN users.

Performance Technologies' suite of SEGway signaling gateway solutions, designed to support the convergence of SS7 and IP networks, offers unparalleled performance and functionality for wireless and VoIP networks. Performance Technologies' Signaling Gateway for Subscriber Authentication (SGSA) is based on the company's popular signaling software and is a value-added addition to the SEGway Signaling Gateway product family. The SGSA enables public wireless Internet hotspots to authenticate users based on the GSM SIM card, over the SS7 network.

"In looking to establish an EAP/SIM partner, we sought a RADIUS system with a proven record of installations and wide range of client software connectivity that would best align with our signaling software." said Norman Glaude, managing director for Performance Technologies' Signaling Systems Group. "We have built EAP/SIM systems with Open System Consultants on behalf of mutual customers in the past and we are confident this collaboration will benefit both companies."

About Open System Consultants - Open System Consultants (OSC) is a leading provider of network access solutions with a global reputation for quality products and rapid customer response. OSC offers a suite of source code products that provide extensibility, flexibility and portability to suit vanilla and custom requirements. Founded in 1991, OSC is headquartered at Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. For more information visit www.open.com.au

About Performance Technologies - Performance Technologies (NASDAQ NM: PTIX) develops the systems, platforms, components and software solutions for the world's evolving communications infrastructure. Our broad customer base includes companies in the communications, military and commercial markets. Serving the industry for more than 20 years, our complete line of embedded and system-level products enables equipment manufacturers and service providers to offer highly available and fully-managed systems with time-to-market, performance and cost advantages. Performance Technologies is headquartered in Rochester, New York. Additional operational and engineering facilities are located in San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California; Norwood, Massachusetts and Ottawa, Canada. For more information, visit www.pt.com or contact sales@pt.com.

Note to Editors: Brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.


Secure, Reliable RADIUS.

For the first time, AAA (Authentication, Authorisation and Accounting) data can be transported safely across the internet using a new protocol, RadSec.

GOLD COAST, Australia - 15 February 2005: RadSec is a new feature of Radiator RADIUS™ Server developed by Open System Consultants (OSC) in response to growing demand for the reliable transport and security of authentication data.

RADIUS is the industry standard for AAA but conventional RADIUS traffic is insecure as usernames and attributes are all in plain text or weakly encrypted. If an insecure network such as the internet is used for transporting this data then eavesdroppers can readily gather sensitive information that could compromise an organisation's security. Furthermore, conventional RADIUS uses the unreliable User Datagram Protocol (UDP) which can lose or drop valuable accounting information.

RadSec solves these problems by using industry standard TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption and a reliable stream protocol with mutual authentication of RADIUS servers. This means that IP carriers, global roaming partners and open campus projects can proxy RADIUS requests over insecure networks like the internet with confidence. The authentication data cannot be tampered with, cannot be sniffed and cannot be lost or misdirected.

OSC is currently developing raDiameter™ using the Diameter protocol (RFC 3588) which is the next generation replacement of the RADIUS protocol. In the meantime, RadSec is the first commercially available solution to alleviate these security problems right now.

For more information about RadSec, read the whitepaper.

About Radiator™ RADIUS server: Radiator is a highly configurable and flexible RADIUS server running on most server hardware and operating systems such as Unix, Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS and VMS. It supports authentication by over 60 different types of authentication methods and inter-operates with a wide range of user databases and ISP billing packages. Radiator is a mission critical component of the wired and wireless networks of thousands of corporations, telecommunications carriers, governments, commercial and academic institutions.

For more information about Radiator, go to http://www.open.com.au/radiator/index.html

Getting Radiator: A free evaluation of Radiator RADIUS server is available at http://www.open.com.au/radiator/evaluation.html

About Open System Consultants: Open System Consultants (OSC) is a leading provider of network access solutions with a global reputation for quality products and rapid customer response. OSC offers a suite of source code products that provide extensibility, flexibility and portability to suit vanilla and custom requirements. Founded in 1991, OSC is headquartered at Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. For more information visit www.open.com.au

Press Contact: Nicola Wassell Open System Consultants info@open.com.au Phone: +61 7 5598 7474 Fax: +61 7 5598 7070


Radiator Radius server is "Vasco-Ready"

GOLD COAST, Australia - December 6th, 2004 - Open System Consultants (OSC), the developer of Radiator Radius server software, and VASCO Data Security have announced their partnership agreement to enable two-factor authentication solutions for wired, wireless and dialup networks. OSC's products Radiator and RAdmin are now certified as "VASCO-Ready".

Radiator Radius server now authenticates VASCO's Digipass tokens - small hand-held devices that display a one-time time-based password. Radiator uses this password to authenticate access to wired, wireless and dialup networks. Radiator runs on a wide range of hardware/software platforms and operating systems.

Two-factor authentication provides a much more secure system that does not rely on static, unchanging passwords that may be copied, shared or stolen. This type of authentication is most desirable in high-level security operations such as network operations control, finance and banking operations and other sensitive corporate networks.

Radiator is extremely flexible, allowing network administrators to integrate VASCO Digipass authentication with their existing 3rd party user management system, or with RAdmin - OSC's Radius web based user management product - or with any enterprise user management software.

Radiator is in use world-wide providing authentication, authorisation and accounting (AAA) functionality to tens of thousands of enterprise, service provider and carrier networks. VASCO Digipass support is available for Linux, Windows and Solaris platforms.

For more information, please read the Radiator Digipass Support white paper and visit: http://www.open.com.au/radiator and http://www.vasco.com

Australian Software Vendor Announces Secure Wireless Authentication

MELBOURNE, Australia - December 5th, 2002 - 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.

For more information please contact Joanne Davis info@open.com.au Ph +61 7 5598 7474
Useful links http://www.open.com.au/radiator http://www.open.com.au/images/mikem.jpg


RADIATOR FEATURED ON PERL.COM
Premier computer software site www.perl.com features an interview with Mike McCauley about Radiator.

MELBOURNE, Australia -October 21st, 2002 - The highly respected web site for computer programmers and professionals www.perl.com today featured an interview with Open System Consultants chief software developer Mike McCauley. Mike discusses some of the technical underpinnings of Radiator, and the place of Open System Consultants in the world software market.

Perl.com is one of the most highly respected web sites for software developers and managers, and features extensive news, articlkes and resources for software development teams. Simon Cozens, the author of the article is also the Editor of Perl.com. Perl.com is sponsored by O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., the premier publisher of computer books.

"It's a pleasure and a privelege to be recognised as a leading software house by the likes of Perl.com" said Mike today. "We are always happy to try to share our experience with the community".

Radiator is the highly flexible, configurable and extensible Radius server from Open System Consultants. Designed from the ground up it, offers features and options not found in any other Radius server, and uses the latest Object Oriented technology to achieve superior reliability and flexibility.

Open System Consultants is a private software company based in Australia, founded in 1992. It provides world class products for telecommunications companies, ISPs, and Corporate networks. Web: http://www.open.com.au/ Email: info@open.com.au

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OPEN SYSTEM CONSULTANTS PTY LTD AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES RADAR - RADIUS ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT

MELBOURNE, Australia - May 6th, 2002 - Open System Consultants Pty Ltd. announced today the release of Radar - a real-time, interactive graphical tool for remotely monitoring one or more Radiator Radius servers.

Radar allows administrators to remotely monitor, analyze and control Radiator Radius servers and thereby maximize the performance and availability of their Radius authentication system. Radar provides administrators with tools to recognise, notify and diagnose issues with their authentication system.

Using Radar administrators can be alerted immediately to performance or accessibility problems with their Radiator servers, or with downstream radius servers. Administrators can see historical trends in server performance and throughput, allowing prompt action to be taken, and preventing end user dialup access problems.

Radar is a source code product which operates on most UNIX and Windows platforms and greatly enhances the Radius suite of software developed by Open System Consultants. Radiator RADIUS authentication server was first released by Open System Consultants in 1998 and is now a world-leading, highly portable, configurable and flexible RADIUS server. It supports authentication by a wide range of methods and operates on many platforms including UNIX, Windows and Macintosh.

About Open System Consultants Open System Consultants provides software and consulting services, specializing in Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Access Service Providers (ASPs), in the area of telecom and corporate networking. As a major solution provider to these industry segments, Open System Consultants has achieved global recognition for its Radiator RADIUS server, as well as other network management products. In addition to software development the company, provides full customization, training, installation and consulting services for its wide range of products. Open System Consultants was established in 1991 in Melbourne, Australia and has deployed a global network of representatives to professionally serve its markets. For more details www.open.com.au info@open.com.au


Radiator not vulnerable to common Radius security problem

MELBOURNE, Australia - March 5th, 2002 - CERT Advisory CA-2002-06 Vulnerabilities in Various Implementations of the RADIUS Protocol. On March 4 2002, CERT (www.cert.org) released an advisory (CA-2002-06 http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2002-06.html) on security problems with a number of Radius servers.

We are pleased to report that OSC's Radiator Radius server is not vulnerable to either of the security problems reported in that Advisory.

Radiator is written in Perl, a high level language which is less vulnerable to the kinds of security problems described in the Advisory. Radiator was developed completely independently of any other Radius implementation, and therefore has not inherited the reported faulty code.

Many of the Radius implementations mentioned in the Advisory are based on a common C code base that was originally provide as freeware over 5 years ago. Radiator does not use any of this code.

Radiator is the highly flexible, configurable and extensible Radius server from Open System Consultants. Designed from the ground up it offer features and options not found in any other Radius server, it uses the latest Object Oriented technology to achieve superior reliability and flexibility.

Open System Consultants is a private software company based in Australia, founded in 1992. It provides world class products for telecommunications companies, ISPs, and Corporate networks. Web: http://www.open.com.au/ Email: info@open.com.au


Open System Consultants Teams with RSA Security to Enhance Radiator
Radiator Awarded "RSA Secured RSA SecurID® Ready" Certification

MELBOURNE, Australia - October 16th, 2001 - Open System Consultants Pty Ltd, a provider of leading ISP and networking applications, today announced that it has joined the RSA Secured Partner Program to support interoperability between Radiator Radius Server and RSA SecurID® two-factor authentication software. As part of the program, Radiator has been awarded "RSA Secured RSA SecurID Ready" certification signaling its compatibility with RSA Security's authentication. The RSA Secured certification lets organizations know that Radiator is compatible with RSA Security's market-leading security products and technologies.

For a number of years, Radiator has been a world-leading Radius server, offering compatibility with a wide range of authentication methods and databases, including DBM, LDAP, SQL, NIS, PAM, Unix password, flat files, Active Directory and many others. Radiator technology provides superior flexibility, configurability, reliability and portability over other Radius servers, and runs on all Windows and Unix platforms, including Windows NT and 2000, Linux, Solaris, SunOS, SCO, FreeBSD, AIX, HPUX, Irix and others.The addition of RSA SecurID two-factor authentication compatibility allows Radius authentication from the RSA ACE/Server®, either independently or in conjunction with other authentication methods and ISP billing packages.

"We are delighted to team with RSA Security and integrate Radiator with the world's market-leading two-factor authentication solution," said Mike McCauley, Managing Director of Open System Consultants. "Radiator is now able to provide even more flexibility to Radius authentication systems."

"We are excited to welcome Open System Consultants Pty Ltd to the RSA Secured Partner Program," said David Kanto, director of partner development at RSA Security. "Our strategic partner program is one of the most aggressive and successful in the industry and we look forward to working with Open System Consultants to help deliver secure e-business solutions to our customers."

About Open System Consultants Open System Consultants provides software and consulting services, specializing in Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Access Service Providers (ASPs) in the area of telecommunications and corporate networking. As a major solution provider to these industry segments, Open System Consultants has achieved global recognition for its Radiator RADIUS server, as well as other network management products. In addition to software development the company, provides full customization, training, installation and consulting services for its wide range of products. Open System Consultants was established in 1991 in Melbourne, Australia and has deployed a global network of representatives to professionally serve its markets.

# # # RSA and SecurID are registered trademarks, and RSA Secured and The Most Trusted Name in e-Security are trademarks of RSA Security Inc. All other products and services mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.


OSC signs OEM agreement with Encotone Ltd Israel.

MELBOURNE, Australia - August 9th, 2001 - Open System Consultants Pty Ltd. announced today the signing of an OEM agreement with Encotone Ltd, Israel, that will offer corporate customers higher levels of security in accessing their LANs both remotely and within the corporate network. Open System Consultants is the developer of the Radiator RADIUS authentication server.

Radiator is a highly portable, configurable and flexible RADIUS server that supports authentication by a wide range of methods. The combined solution will enable customers to have a flexible, powerful, user authentication solution for highly secure access to information over distributed networks.

Encotone's Tele-ID™ PAM - Pluggable Authentication Module is provides highly secure, one-time passwords (OTPs) for both remote and local access to computer networks. Tele-ID™ PAM complements the portable, hand-held Tele-ID™ device that generates OTPs for network access users. OTPs are generated by high-level cryptographic calculations. The Tele-ID™ PAM supports amongst others, RADIUS protocol and LDAP.

Encotone's flagship product, the Tele-ID™, is a PKI personal portable digital signature device that allows the implementation of any application that requires remote absolute identification and/or authentication, via the telephone network or via the Internet. It offers to enterprises, a variety of applications such as: (i) Digital Signature of any electronic file, (ii) Secure remote access to corporate data and voice networks; and (iii) secure remote transactions.

"The dynamic variable code generated by the Tele-ID™ in combination with the Tele-ID™ PAM adds an important feature to Radiator. We are now able to offer a very secure complete solution that allow employees to securely remotely access their data networks and confidential information," said Mike McCauley CEO of Open System Consultants.

"The combination of Tele-ID™ PAM and Radiator provides our customers with a proven solution for secure computer network access," said Marc Houri, Vice President of Operations at Encotone. "We are very pleased to have entered into an OEM agreement with Open System Consultants, and believe that this partnership will provide significant benefits to a wide range of customers."

About Open System Consultants Open System Consultants provides software and consulting services, specializing in Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Access Service Providers (ASPs), in the area of telecom and corporate networking. As a major solution provider to these industry segments, Open System Consultants has achieved global recognition for its Radiator RADIUS server, as well as other network management products. In addition to software development the company, provides full customization, training, installation and consulting services for its wide range of products. Open System Consultants was established in 1991 in Melbourne, Australia and has deployed a global network of representatives to professionally serve its markets.

About the Tele-ID™ Tele-ID™ is a patented PKI portable, acoustic, personal signing tool of credit card size designed to enable the Cardholder to perform secure remote transactions over the Internet or over the telephone. Encotone's technology based on open standards is applied to the remote identification of individuals as well as, to digitally sign data, which can be transmitted, from any phone and or any PC (device independent) by means of the Tele-ID™. The Tele-ID™ technology and solutions prevents impersonation, repudiation of message, message substitution, hacker attacks and Service Provider employee criminal complicity. About Encotone Encotone Ltd. is a privately held Israeli based high-tech company, specializing in enterprises solutions for remote access, digital signatures as well as securing remote transactions. ECI Telecom (NASDAQ: ECIL), Netegrity (NASDAQ: NETE) and Ganden Technologies Ltd. are amongst its shareholders. Encotone's mission is to achieve a standout position in providing solutions that enable secure remote identification and Digital Signature from anywhere, using any communication device.


Radiator Radius Server Enhanced
Radiator gets even more unique features and flexibility
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MELBOURNE, Australia - March 9th, 2001 - The world's most flexible and portable Radius server just got even better. A new release of Radiator means that ISP and corporate networks have even more flexibility and compatibility to use in their Radius authenticating systems.

New load balancing modules allow completely scalable Radius proxying systems to be built, allowing support for tens of millions of users. A choice of 4 algorithms allows Radiator load balancing to be tailored to any situation.

Automatic address allocation from an SQL database or DHCP server mean that you can integrate and easily control address pools for use with dialup users.

Radiator now supports authentication from Windows Active Directory, supporting LDAP, NT and NDS authentication on Windows. This adds to Microsoft MS-CHAP support as per RFC 2548, and Microsoft MPPE encryption.

A rich suite of Radius attribute filtering, matching and management means that Radius requests and replies can be tailored to suit almost any requirement.

Radiator licenses include free upgrades forever, so existing Radiator licensees can make use of these new features right now.

Open System Consultants is a private software company based in Australia, founded in 1991. It provides world class products for ISPs, ASPs and Corporate networks. Web: http://www.open.com.au/radiator Email: info@open.com.au


Melbourne, Australia, November 21, 2000
Open System Consultants Pty Ltd, today announced the release of Nets, a computer network inventory and management system. Nets has the ability to track essential network data and information, including purchase and asset details, so Managers, Administrators and Network engineers can easily maintain information critical to the efficient and cost-effective administration of their networks.

Nets is open source software and provides an extensible and flexible system which is platform and database independent, designed and developed in Australia by Mr Mike McCauley, developer of Radiator, the well respected ISP and corporate RADIUS server, and Mr Hugh Irvine, founder of Connect.com.au, the first commercial ISP in Australia.

Nets is designed not only for technical staff to maintain critical network data, but also for financial and administrative personnel to have up-to-date, correct details of assets, including costings, purchase dates and depreciation.

The graphical interface incorporates schematics, drawings, a network browser and object editing for all POP's, workstations, servers, network equipment and telecommunications infrastructure. The interface is controlled by clearly defined user permissions for various levels of access from view only, through to full access privilege. All database activity is maintained in an audit trail.

"This is the tool that I have always needed during my many years designing, building and operating networks" said Mr Hugh Irvine, "At Connect the network expanded at such an extraordinary rate that maintaining accurate records was very difficult. With Nets, all network information is kept in one place, with all staff being able to easily access that information." "Improved productivity was one of the main goals in developing Nets with the database providing both technical information as well as financial and provisioning information to all departments in an organisation".

Nets runs on any Unix or Microsoft Windows system, and works with almost any free or commercial SQL database as the back end. Supported databases include Oracle, Sybase, Informix, Microsoft SQL 6.5 and 7.0, MySQL, PostgreSQL and others. For more information: Web: http://www.open.com.au/nets Email: info@open.com.au


Enhancements to world class Radius server add valuable new features.

MELBOURNE, Australia - July 14th, 1999 - Recent additions to the Radiator Radius Server from Australian company Open System Consultants provide greater flexibility and interoperation with more systems, making it the premier Radius server on any platform. Radiator now works with the RAdmin Radius User Management system from Open System Consultants, allowing easy web-based administration of authorised users on any platform.

Optional Port limits and port occupancy allows port resellers to limit how many ports a customer can use, with possibly different limits at each POP. Support for a number of new ISP billing packages, including Rodopi.

Optional SNMP support means that you can monitor and control Radiator using standard SNMP tools and packages. New configurable and subclassable logging modules mean that you can now log to files, SQL and/or SYSLOG at the same time, plus easily add your own logging modules.

Radiator licenses include free upgrades forever, so existing Radiator licensees can make use of these new features right now.

Open System Consultants is a private software company based in Australia, founded in 1992. It provides world class products for ISPs, ASPs and Corporate networks. Product details are available at http://www.open.com.au/radiator. Further details by email from info@open.com.au.


Flexible Radius Server lets ISPs solve authentication problems on any platform.

MELBOURNE, Australia - July 20th, 1998 - Australian company Open System Consultants Pty Ltd has released Radiator, a flexible and extensible RADIUS Server that works with a wide variety of user databases, authentication methods and computer platforms. RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service) is now the most frequently used method for authenticating network access at Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

Whenever a user dials in to an ISP, it's probably a RADIUS server that checks if they are a paid-up customer, and if password is correct. Global Internet roaming uses a cooperating network of RADIUS servers so users can log in at any ISP around the world.

For an ISP, their RADIUS server is a critical component for customer service, billing and management, and Open System Consultants offers the most flexible and feature-packed RADIUS server available anywhere.

OSC's Radiator RADIUS server authenticates users from flat files, DBM files, SQL and ODBC databases, LDAP, NT User Manager, GRIC, iPASS and legacy systems and databases. It also stores accounting details in standard RADIUS file format, SQL databases or wtmp files. Adding new authentication methods is easy, and full source code is provided so that ISPs can customise it to do exactly what they need.

Radiator also works closely with the popular ISP billing packages Platypus from Boardtown, and Emerald from IEA, allowing ISPs to easily manage their user population and their login privileges.

Radiator is unique in handling multiple RADIUS realms, each with their own authentication methods and databases. Very large numbers of users can be handled without compromising performance.

Radiator runs on all known varieties of Unix, Windows 95, 98, NT and 2000, plus MacOS X, which makes it highly portable in the face of changing and upgrading computer hardware. Radiator's features make it suitable for use in any ISP, large or small, new or existing. Using Radiator, a new ISP can start out with a simple flat file or NT user database, and grow to a very large and sophisticated SQL based user management, accounting and administration system, all without the disruption of changing RADIUS servers. With Radiator, ISPs can also participate in Global Roaming schemes like GRIC and iPASS, allowing them to sell access to other organisations, or for their users to dial in from anywhere in the world.

Radiator's attractive licensing means you pay a one-off license fee and receive full source, unlimited free upgrades, updates and mailing list access.

Product details and online reference manual are available at http://www.open.com.au/radiator.

Further details by email from info@open.com.au


CATool ™ Private Certificate Authority Software Simplifying Certificate Management for Enterprises and Network Providers.

MELBOURNE, Australia - September 21st, 2003 - Organisations looking to ensure another layer of access security for their computer networks will benefit from a new program called CATool. CATool manages the generation of private certificates and allows the CA administrator to issue and recall certificates as required.

CATool runs on any Unix based operating system with any web browser and is designed to allow the task of administering certificates to be done easily, at low cost and in house. The program generates private server and client PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) certificates for a variety of applications using the proven integrity of OpenSSL. The software supports one or more administrators who check and grant certificate requests, and who can revoke or renew certificates at any time.

In addition, the software provides a self-serve interface so that end users requiring certificates can request and collect certificates online via the web. End users can download certificates in a variety of formats to suit many applications such as Apache, Radiator, Microsoft Outlook Express, AOL Instant Messenger and Web browsers like Netscape Communicator, Microsoft Internet Explorer and KMail.

"Security of communications and data is an ever increasing challenge" says OSC Managing Director, Mike McCauley. "CATool provides affordable, secure certificates and the web interface to implement them easily".

Key Product Features:

System requirements:
- Unix operating system (including Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, SunOS, AIX, IRIX, SCO Open Server, Digital, HP-UX, etc)
- Approx 10MB of disk space
- Perl 5.6.0 or later
- MySQL version 3 or later
- OpenSSL 0.9.7 or later
- Apache 2.0 or later (or other CGI compatible web server)
- Any web browser.

CATool is developed by Amaranth Networks, Inc. in Bolton, MA in the USA and is available through Open System Consultants (OSC), as the exclusive world-wide agent. See http://www.open.com.au/catool/index.html

Established in 1991, OSC has achieved global recognition for quality products and rapid customer response. They offer a suite of source code products for Internet Service Providers (ISP), Access Service Providers (ASP), telecommunications and networking corporations.

OSC, a privately held company, has been successful in providing tools to meet the security access needs of wired, dialup and wireless computer networks including commercial products such as Radiator RADIUS Server, Nets Network Management System and DTS Problem Tracking software

CONTACT: http://www.open.com.au

 

Nets

Network inventory and management system released
MELBOURNE, Australia - November 21, 2000 - Open System Consultants Pty Ltd, today announced the release of Nets, a computer network inventory and management system. Nets has the ability to track essential network data and information, including purchase and asset details, so Managers, Administrators and Network engineers can easily maintain information critical to the efficient and cost-effective administration of their networks. More

CATool
CATool ™ Private Certificate Authority Software Simplifying Certificate Management for Enterprises and Network Providers.
MELBOURNE, Australia - September 21st, 2003 - Organisations looking to ensure another layer of access security for their computer networks will benefit from a new program called CATool. CATool manages the generation of private certificates and allows the CA administrator to issue and recall certificates as required.

CATool runs on any Unix based operating system with any web browser and is designed to allow the task of administering certificates to be done easily, at low cost and in house. The program generates private server and client PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) certificates for a variety of applications using the proven integrity of OpenSSL. More