Solved

Gateway with bandwidth quota management and LDAP

Posted on 2010-11-09
3
609 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I am looking for possible Software or Appliance solutions that have bandwidth management.

The main criteria are:
1. It must include bandwidth quota's and throttling; and,
2. It must also be able to utilise LDAP for user authentication.  The user's LDAP username must be linked to their bandwidth quota;
3. The solution must have a captive portal or splash screen for logging in during LDAP authentication.  The captive portal or splash screen needs to be editable for adding help info or advertising;
3. Linux or Windows solution, though an all-in-one solution would be preferred.

There are a lot of hotspot packages out there with great monitoring, management of users and with a captive portal.  The problem with them is generally they don't have LDAP authentication.
I currently use a solution which is very stable, and uses LDAP authentication, but it is poor on the bandwidth management side.
0
Comment
Question by:hbcit
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
devinnoel earned 500 total points
ID: 34104296
You don't state what size of infrastructure your supporting, so I'm guessing small to medium business... I haven't used them in a few years, but SonicWall was/is a big player in that market & works pretty well. http://www.sonicwall.com/us/products/117.html

Not sure they meet all your criteria as it's been a while since I used them, but they had a lot of functionality along those lines.

We use to use Packeteer PacketShapers when I was overseas just for bandwith managment, & those worked well for serious bandwith managment. It looks like they have been purchaced by Bluecoat now http://www.bluecoat.com/products/packetshaper.

Bluecoat has some nice proxy & filtering software/appliances. More targeted to bigger businesses, or at least use to be, but those tied in to Active Directory very well, probably LDAP too.
0
 

Author Comment

by:hbcit
ID: 34104752
Thanks for the reply.  From my initial check it doesn't look like the issues of LDAP and quota management will be met, but I have emailed them to request more information and clarity.  So we will see.
0
 

Author Comment

by:hbcit
ID: 34119538
Sonic wall have said they should be able to meet all the criteria.  Their only problem is the editable captive portal which they say will be available by end of the year.  Packeteer can't meet the criteria.  Thanks again for your help.
0

Featured Post

What Security Threats Are You Missing?

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers (http://packetpushers.net/podcast/podcasts/pq-show-93-smart-network-monitoring-paessler-sponsored/) and Greg Ross from Paessler (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) for a discussion about smart network …
PRTG Network Monitor lets you monitor your bandwidth usage, so you know who is using up your bandwidth, and what they're using it for.
Viewers will learn how to connect to a wireless network using the network security key. They will also learn how to access the IP address and DNS server for connections that must be done manually. After setting up a router, find the network security…
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…

757 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now