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!
Jethro Binks, Network Manager, Information Services Directorate, University Of Strathclyde
I 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)
Peter Cheng, Vice President & CTO, ELTA Technology Co
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.
Lucas Hazel, University of New England, Australia
Let 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!
Johannes Hassmund, Linköping University, Sweden
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!
Kyle Johnson, Integrated Broadband Services, USA
Best Regards and thanks a lot for RADIATOR! Superb software,
Karl Gaissmaier, Universität Ulm, Germany
After 8 years working with Radiator, I have to say I haven´t
seen an AAA scenario that it can´t handle:
- High performance: lots of auth/acct requests per second with proxy_radius/server_radius architecture and server farm capabilities.
- Integration of multiple ISPs with different requirements on international roaming scenarios: security, pap, chap, radius attributes manipulation, per-ISP radius health checks, etc.
- Radius over tcp or sctp (Radsec).... what to say: if you have to communicate Radius proxies through the Internet, you would love to have some security and reliability.
- Disclosure services: it is always a pain to handle several gigabytes of logs, but Radiator helps a lot with this.... different formats and details of logs, storage in local files, syslog, databases... or just modify the logs on real time before storing it.
- Easily customizable: Radiator lets you add perl code in a smart way, without reducing the platform performance.
- Great debug logs and statistics for troubleshooting and performance analysis.
- Development: just have a look to the releases history... the Radiator guys don't stop making their software compatible with the lastest technology.
- Having professional support is also critical for my company.
After 12 years of development, Radiator is for me the best Radius server. Not free, but value for money for sure.
Gonzalo Bécares, Mind the Bit, UK
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
Myles Fenton, Project Manager, Network Infrastructure Services, Monash University, Australia
We had to integrate a hotspot with a proprietary hotel PMS and
RADIATOR saved the day once again :-)
See News for more technical details
Andrea Coppini, AIR Networks, Malta
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!
Thomas Heuberger, Geological Survey of Austria
Vodafone Portugal is very happy with Radiator and strongly recommends
any operator to use it!
José Borges Ferreira, Vodafone Portugal
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.
Shashi Dahal, Technical Director, CallForeign, Singapore
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
Matt Lohier, Principal Software Engineer, Personal Broadband, Australia.
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.
Eric Bonn, Portland State University.
I believe that your solution offers our team an easy and flexible
solution to take out on the road to promote eduroam.
James Sankar, Director, Applications & Services, AARNet, Australia
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.
Karri Huhtanen, CTO, Arch Red Oy, Finland.
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.
Beyond what other comments already said, I want to add:
* Radiator has beautiful code - I actually used its source code to improve my Perl programming skills.
* Radiator developers accept patches and improvements from individual contributors. So if you patch/feature can contribute to others - it may become officially maintained (saves a ton of time/effort during upgrades)
* Rapid development and implementation of new features - new authentication scheme can be implemented and tested in a matter of hours.
Valentin Tumarkin, - www.taldor.co.il
I think you have the best RADIUS product and the support is fabulous.
Elon Alonza Richards - www.caribsurf.com
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
Paul Kiely - www.monitor.com
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 changes.
Radiator probably the best radius server in the world.
A very very satisfied customer of some of OSC's products
Haakan Olofsson - www.tele2.com
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.
Fred Leeflang - www.3dn.nl
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.
Peter Cheng - www.elta.com.tw
Radiator #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.
Gordon Lugauer - BadgerClaw
I 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
servers 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!
Chris Cronje - www.mweb.co.za
In 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 do.
Ejay Hire - ISDN-Net
Radiator 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.
Sean Smith - RedRed
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!
Ralf Paffrath - www.dfn.de
Your product is great. It's complex but it also outperforms
everything else and I'd much rather have the open source
ability to make changes and modifications to meet our needs/requirements than
be locked into a closed source environment. Microsoft should take notes
from you guys.
Jeff Tuttle - http://AllisonRoyce.com
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
Rui Carmo - The Tao of Mac
Flexibility 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
Mariano Colmenarejo - Eurocomercial
I must thank you guys for an excellent product! Please
keep up the good work
Chris Hessing - Open1X
Love it... My favorite piece of software ever!!! Keep up
the good work
Nathan Alberti - GlobalDial, now ZettaNet
It is a very powerful and flexible tool. Nice
configuration files examples, nice manual, etc. In conclusion,
Ricardo Javier Martinez Ogalde - www.redvoiss.net
I am now a fan of Radiator. This can do a lot more than
other solutions we have used.
Warren Smith - www.serverplus.com
Great - 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!
Adam Gerard - Prism Access
I 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
with 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
with it, I can do everything with it, even ... 'roast an egg'
Ragnar Kurm - Uninet Data Communications Ltd, now Elisa Eesti AS
I am glad to say that Radiator has never once failed in
the three or four years we have been using it. Your products
Brian Morris - www.netspeed.com.au
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!
Jani Lillberg - www.academica.fi
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.
Rob Ehlers - www.innova.net
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!
Robert Blayzor - www.inoc.net
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.
Robert Mann - Lightspeed Net
It is a DREAM! I can't believe how easy it is to do things that used
to take me hours to program.
Stephen Roderick - Proaxis, now Infinity Internet
By the way, Radiator is an awesome product! It was a snap to implement
and it has worked very well so far!
Josh Ward - www.csuchico.edu
We have been using Radiator for the last year and
half. Our NT based system constantly requires some sort of
attention with the one big 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 we've
Michael Jaworski - Puget Sound Network, Inc., now NuOz
..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.
Sean Rietze - www.rmci.net
Take 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
had 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.
Leigh Spiegel - www.winshop.com.au
Hi, You might want to look at Radiator (www.open.com.au). It integrates
with plat, and can do just about anything you want ...
Charles Sprickman - www.inch.com
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,
Ginés Gómez - www.tiscali.com
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
Mariano Absatz - PERT Consultores
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.
Phil Freed - www.cybertours.com
We are very happy with the products, and we find it both flexible
Andrea Campi - Planet SRL
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.
Leigh Spiegel - www.winshop.com.au
It's the swiss army knife of RADIUS servers.
Brian Feeny - Shreve Net
... just want to thank you again for a wonderful product..
Kelly Prescott - www.wcoil.com
I would suggest you test out Radiator for yourself. You'll find that
it is by far the best Radius product out there.
Peter Chow - www.interq.or.jp
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.
Michael Strand - Switch Com
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
Kevin Wormington - www.sofnet.com
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
Anton Sparrius - Smarter Way
... 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.
Paul Thornton - DOVE Australia
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.
Joseph W. Shaw - www.insync.net
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-).
Rob Thomas - www.rpi.net.au
Thanks again!! Great product, Great support!! Congratulations!!
Jose Roberto Bulcao - RioLink Internet, Brazil
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..
Allen Marsalis - Shreve Net
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.
Paul Thornton - DOVE Australia
Excellent! Thanks!! Radiator is an excellent product, and its support
is even better! Congratulations! :-)
Amilcar Silvestre - MS Internet, Brazil
I still view this as one of the best radius products I have ever seen.
Keep up the good work! :-)
Scott W. Adkins - Ohio University
Your radiator package seems to be flawless - We have IPASS/GRIC/UUNET
running against it and also our national modempool without a hickup.
Mikael Hugo - www.dataphone.net
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...!!!
Bruno Mattarollo - GaiaSur Consulting, Argentina
Radiator is good too. it's commercial, but you get (perl) source
code. very flexible. more features than you can poke a stick at.
Craig Sanders - www.taz.net.au
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.
Neil McCallum - Trivanti Ltd, UK