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Interlink Networks Corporate Overview

 

OUR COMPANY


Interlink Networks delivers the most powerful, robust, and scalable AAA RADIUS server on the market. Since 1991, our RAD-Series RADIUS Server (Formerly Merit RADIUS) has controlled access to some of the largest and most complex networks in the world. Our customers include hundreds of Carriers and Service Providers across the world including the largest US Carrier, KT, and the National Swiss Carrier, as well as network and platform equipment providers such as Hewlett-Packard and Siemens.

Our mission is to provide highly scalable and customizable Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) systems to secure access to wireless and wired networks. Our products verify user identities, authorize access through advanced policy implementation, block unauthorized access, and record user access to the network resources. Interlink Networks specializes in high end, high performance solutions to meet requirements that can’t be achieved by off-the-shelf RADIUS servers.

Our carrier-class RADIUS server has been recognized with industry acknowledgements that include COMNET’s New Product Achievement Award Finalist, Communication News Editors' Choice Award, and Network Computing Well-Connected Award Finalist.

OUR HISTORY


Interlink Networks was formed by a spin out of technology and developers from Merit Network, a world-renowned designer of Internet technology, hosted at the University of Michigan. The founders of Interlink Networks spent over a decade defining and developing the world's best carrier-class RADIUS (Remote Access Dial-In User Services) server.

Interlink's founders issued the first RFP for centralized AAA (Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting) in the early 1990’s, and championed the resulting RADIUS server standards through the IETF Standards Groups. They also championed many of the RFCs that define EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) standard, which is the underlying security mechanism for 802.1x wireless LAN network security.

In 2000, Interlink Networks spun out of Merit Network and commercialized the Merit RADIUS Server into the RAD-Series product line. Interlink Networks continues to serve Carriers, ISPs, and network equipment OEMs across the world.

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OUR PRODUCTS


The RAD-Series RADIUS Server

The RAD-Series RADIUS Server provides authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) that meet the service delivery requirements of Carriers, Internet Service Providers, and fully networked enterprises. Our RADIUS Server is uniquely powerful, scalable, and customizable to meet the demanding and ever changing requirements for remote access control. We combine the industry-leading extensibility with advanced customizable policy control to deliver the most flexible and adaptable RADIUS server solution available on the market today. The RAD-Series RADIUS Server delivers a unique combination of powerful performance, scalability and flexible customizability.

Our RADIUS server is ideal for Carriers that need a flexible, scalable, and customizable AAA (Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting) infrastructure and System Integrators and OEMs that want to incorporate RADIUS software into their product platforms.

For customizing your solution, an optional RADIUS server Software Developer's Kit (SDK) to allow the addition of custom plug-ins to accomplish a wide variety of purposes. Plug-ins can be used to influence the authentication and authorization decision-making process, modify incoming or outgoing packets, or call any external AAA services.

Diameter Server Solutions

Interlink Networks also offers a developer’s release of the Diameter Server, the next generation protocol specifically designed to meet the requirements of the IETF and TIA for CDMA2000, 3GPP2, Mobile IPv4 and IPv6 Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) requirements.

Our Diameter Server v2.0 provides an excellent platform for third generation (3G) cellular and Mobile IP data services AAA solutions. Along with the Diameter Server v2.0, Interlink’s professional design team can customize the Diameter server to meet your specific requirements.