Bridgewater Systems has announced its proven AAA (Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting) Service Controller is fully compliant with the WiMAX Forum's NWG Stage 3 Release 1.0.0 specification, supporting a broad range of functions including EAP authentication methods and mobile IP and key derivation required for mobile WiMAX.
By being agnostic to various access technologies as well as vendor-specific solutions, the Bridgewater Systems AAA Service Controller is able to support a wide array of access networks and vendor equipment types on a single platform. This concurrent support enables operators to gain a unified subscriber view with a common subscriber policy and profile repository serving all access networks - an important consideration for service providers who are extending their networks with other technology alternatives such as WiMAX.
In addition to extensive mobile WiMAX support such as mobile IP, the AAA Service Controller features dual protocol support for RADIUS and Diameter, as well as broad supplemental authentication protocols such as EAP, EAP-TLS and EAP-TTLS. It provides a future proof solution by enabling a smooth migration path from fixed to mobile WiMAX deployments.
As a principal member of the WiMAX Forum, Bridgewater is actively involved in contributing to the development of WiMAX standards, in particular the WiMAX Forum's NWG Stage 3 Release 1.0.0 specification as it relates to authentication, accounting, and policy management.