Readers' Choice Awards '08: IT Security Products of the Year


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Juniper Networks Steel-Belted Radius Server

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Serving the enterprise and service provider markets, Juniper Networks' Steel-Belted Radius Server, acquired as part of the Funk Software purchase in 2005, got high marks for its integration capabilities.

Readers were also high on its scalability, while giving the product lower scores for vendor support, and ease of installation and configuration. The AAA server provides centralized authentication and access policy management.

The Steel-Belted Radius server line has three products.

SBR Enterprise Edition is targeted at smaller companies, giving them the ability to centralize authentication and manage remote users.

SBR Global Enterprise Edition, which manages users at multiple sites, integrates into SNMP management systems and manages authentication via an advanced proxy RADIUS.

Finally, the SBR Appliance is for companies that want to run a RADIUS server as a rack-mountable device.

NOTABLE Juniper's estimated $122 million acquisition of Funk Software in 2005 came on the heels of 2004's $4 billion purchase of NetScreen Technologies and was an early move to integrate networking and security.

This was first published in April 2008

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